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Tap Water in Zug

Hi all,

Anyone living in (or having lived in) Zug know if it's a general thing in the area or just my supply that means I get some real hefty residues in the kettle after just a couple of days? It's almost like living in a hard water area in the UK, but speeded the process up.

I've been drinking it from the tap for the last 5 weeks and seems to taste fine, so I'm assuming it's safe COUGH to SPLUTTER drink?

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Re: Tap Water in Zug

The tap water throughout most of CH is hard, because of the granite rocks that it passes over and through - full of natural minerals and healthy - but a bugger for the appliances.

Many products and cleaning methods have been discussed, here before, and a simple search of the forum, should reveal all.

As far as Zug is concerned I would imagine that this is, too, the case, regarding the hard water, and nothing out of the ordinary.
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Re: Tap Water in Zug

Hi Alex

Yes, the water in Zuger area is very hard, but all good and safe to drink Have lived here more than 3 years now and everyone around us inkluding our selves drink tap water. Tastes great, we think
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Re: Tap Water in Zug

Buy a Brita filtering jug and use its filtered water to boil in your kettle - saves all that de-chalking hassle. You can find it in a big Migros.

We've been drinking cold tap water for almost five years - we're a little nutty some days but that's probably down to our genes and not much to do with Zug water.

Even our dog loves Swiss water - she won't touch French or German water unless she's very, very thirsty.
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Re: Tap Water in Zug

I think it's safe but the calc is too much... It makes me feel dehydrated all the time and it's not so soft on the skin as I tend to need moisturiser in the winter due to the cold and hard water combination I believe... I am not 100% sure about the dehydration problem but the dry skin and effect on clothes washing is fairly noticeable.

I would recommend using a filter for coffee machines and Irons as it makes the process of cleaning them a lot easier!
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The tap water throughout most of CH is hard, because of the granite rocks that it passes over and through - full of natural minerals and healthy - but a bugger for the appliances.
Not granite - that's an igneous rock (from lava) and releases not much in the way of minerals. The water passes over sedimentary rocks (from living things - bones and shells) and this releases calcium and other minerals that contribute to hardness in water. However, yes, hard water isn't usually harmfull.
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Re: Tap Water in Zug

My apologices for my lack of knowledge about the properties of water in Zug, but I live in Zug and water contains a lot of limescale (kalk), doesn't it? Is it good for the body?
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