Just because you're on a municipal water supply doesn't mean all is well… Surprises can and do happen… each year there are violations to the Safe Drinking Water Act – involving over 20 percent of water treatment facilities. Bear in mind that when municipalities test, they're testing the water, which leaves their facility -- not the water showing up at your tap.
Contaminated water is real – so the more you know about your water, the better you can protect your family.
Drinking water according to the “Australian Drinking Water Guidelines”:
“Ideally, drinking water should be, clear, colourless, and well aerated with no unpalatable taste or odors. It should contain no suspended matter, harmful chemical substances or pathogenic micro-organisms”.
Despite these guidelines our water supplies come to us at the point of consumption with many undesirable qualities.
Just some of these include: