I think the stuff that comes from the water treatment plant should be called tap fluid, not tap water. Have you ever looked at the inside of a water pipe? Yuck!
The municipal water treatment program has as mission – to get water to your house that will not cause disease. They have to put enough chemical into it to get it through miles of those pipes and into your house pathogen free. So, essentially, it’s an antibiotic as it comes into your house.
It’s your job to take all of those chemicals, and everything that died as a result of those chemicals, and everything that the just shows up in water because we’ve put it into our environment and the treatment plants are not mandated to remove it, OUT of the water before you drink it.
That means you need to filter your water. And, though the higher the quality of filter you use the better, even those pitcher filters are better than drinking straight from the tap (as long as you really do change the filter as directed).
NOTE: I am NOT advocating buying your water in the disposable bottles at the grocery store, for a bunch of very good reasons.
- You don’t know how long that water has been in the plastic bottle. The entire time, plastic has been leaching into the water, and it’s one more toxin your body will have to deal with. And, if it happened to get hot or icy in the meantime, it’s even worse.
- The plastic bottles are a huge source of waste that needs recycling. It’s my belief that not using it in the first place is superior to recycling it after it’s used.