Eau Dear: Which City Has Australia’s Worst Drinking Water?

There are ways you can learn to love drinking water, but as Lifehacker reader AJ points out, the taste of water varies widely from city to city. What are your nominations for Australia’s worst-tasting tap water?

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I’ll start the bidding with two obvious selections: Adelaide in SA and Armidale in NSW. I grew up in the latter city and the water was always vile, and it didn’t taste any better when I returned for a school reunion last year. As for Adelaide, the water has such a toxic reputation that our Prime Minister has to warn reporters not to mention it.

In both those cities I’ll be taking my water only after boiling it and using it in a hot beverage, but I imagine there are others just as bad. Which places would you nominate for water that can’t be happily consumed straight from the tap? Tell us in the comments.

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