Date registered: May 22, 2013
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I did once because I was throwing up and my throat was parched and tore up and I needed some cold water asap. I didn't seem to suffer any bad effects from it (the vomiting was due to food poison, which I've had at least three times in Sichuan.)
Someone told me that some years ago people used to drink the tap water in Chengdu, but some lunatic dumped a bunch of poison or something in the reservoir. It sounds like 90% BS but the locals here won't drink from the tap, so I try to avoid it. I do use the water for washing dishes, clothes, foods, brushing my teeth, etc.