[quote=“chris1234”]What do you use for drinking water/ a home filtration option? None of the apartments I’ve seen has a filtration system? If you like bottled water, what bottled water options do you trust? I’m moving to K-town, if that factors into your suggestions (e.g. local brand availability).
My apartments have all had inline filtration but many do not. In general, I think the filtered or bottled water tastes better, but want to comment that I think the Taiwan tap water is safe to drink if that is your concern (expect a lot of negative response to that statement). I use to do a lot of international travel and have gotten really sick in some places (Turkey and South America) so am very careful about drinking the local water. Read up on Taiwan before coming and based on the official published data, Taiwan has the same public drinking water standards as the US. Neither I nor any of my colleagues have ever gotten sick here, comparing that to Turkey were everyone has for several days. In general, just drinking and using bottled water cannot protect you, you would have to avoid eating out in general (salads, fruits, …) anything washed with tap water.
Would also comment the locals are the first to tell you not to drink tap water and all that I have met use filtered water.
There are also filtered water service stations here that are very cheap, usually with a window so you can see the equipment. You put in a few coins and pump your water.