The answer is yes, you can drink the water. Foreign residents report drinking unfiltered tap water for years with no adverse effects, and recent improvements to Tallinn's water system have dramatically improved the taste. The biggest water-related problem is the rusty pipes in many older buildings adding unwanted minerals to people's diets. Health care services have also make great strides in recent years, but state-run hospitals are still underfunded and under-equipped. Most foreigners in need of serious medical care will seek it elsewhere.

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