Despite a number of scientific studies in Qatar that show most tap water here is safe to drink, many residents remain skeptical, opting instead to consume bottled water.
Cognizant of this, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has launched a survey to figure out the reasons people here won’t use the water.
The short online survey, titled “Do you think Kahramaa water is drinkable?,” takes less than five minutes and is open until Saturday, Feb. 7.
It asks residents what their main drinking water source is at home (tap and/or bottled water), and what tap water is primarily used for (hygiene, cooking, drinking).
Residents are also asked if they treat tap water with filters, boiling, etc. before use, and if they trust Kahramaa’s water quality. Finally, survey respondents are asked how Kahramaa can increase consumers’ confidence and trust in their water quality.
Safe to drink?
But the SCH has admitted that maintenance of filtration systems in water tanks and reservoirs are key to keeping the water in Qatar healthy – which falls under the mandate of municipal inspectors.
Do you drink Kahramaa water? Why or why not? Thoughts?