The quality of tap water varies from city to city and from home to home. Municipal water often contains varying levels of contaminants. I recommend that if you don’t have a well, that you either get a very good water filter, or buy bottled water to use for drinking and cooking.
What you can do:
- Have water delivered to your home from a reliable source. Ask to see an independent analysis of the water quality.
- Have your water tested by a certified laboratory.
- Install a water filter known to filter out the contaminants found in your water. Many water filters will easily attach to your kitchen faucet. Others can be stored easily into the refrigerator once you pour water from the tap into them.
By David M. Spitz, DC