I have lived in at least 20 different American cities in my long and varied career, which included a great deal of travel. In about 18 of those 20 cities the tap water was not fit to drink, and in at least one of those cities it smelled mildly of raw sewage. I drink purified water only. I would advise everyone to investigate what’s in their local tap water and think twice before you drink it. Just the sheer amount of pharmaceutical waste which is excreted and also dumped into local water supplies staggers the imagination. Increasingly, American water supplies in larger cities are not a whole lot cleaner than those in third world countries. If you give a damn about your health – drink something other than unpurified local tap water.
Here is a little something to read 🙂
The water supply in most American cities contains chlorine, fluoride, and varying amounts of dissolved minerals including calcium, magnesium, sodium, chlorides, sulfates, and bicarbonates. It is also common to find traces of iron, manganese, copper, aluminum, nitrates, insecticides and herbicides. Prescription medications have also been found in the tap water of 41,000,000 American homes. According to the Associated Press, there is a vast array of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones in the municipal water supplies. The U.S. Government does not require any testing for drugs in the water supplies; nor does it set safety limits for drug contamination. It will be decades before we know the long-term effects of ingesting random cocktails of partially digested prescription drugs. Sadly, our grandchildren will know.