While there, I missed decent sidewalks, potable tap water, and a subway, markers of a society that cares about the common good.
early 15c., from Old French potable (14c.) and directly from Late Latin potabilis "drinkable," from Latin potare "to drink" (see potion).
potable po·ta·ble (pō'tə-bəl)adj. Fit to drink; drinkable.