Source: Wikipedia (no, that's not me!)
The quality of the municipal water is quite high in my city. There is absolutely no reason to drink anything but water that comes from the tap. Of course, I've been just a brainwashed as most people and tend to drink either bottled water or filtered water from a jug in the fridge.
I also like to keep a few big bottles of water in the house, just in case. As you may recall, in August 2003, a large swath of the North-America suffered a blackout that lasted about a half a day. Here's a CNBC clip on how things went in Toronto that day. Having also gone through the great ice storm of 1998 while living in Montreal, I know the value of having lots of water on hand. Which leads me to today's topic: the taste of water.
Back in the days before I became an assiduous water drinker, if you had told me that the taste of water varied according to its source, I would have thought you were crazy. Now, though I'm not a water snob, I really taste the difference. Since you have to cycle through the water you buy, today I just finished a large bottle of spring water that's bottled by a major grocery chain here in Canada and sold under their name. I really had to push myself to drink it. To my mind, it had a slightly metallic, salty taste. Drinking a number of glasses a day of this stuff was not pleasant. I don't intend to buy any more of it.
I've just switched over to tap water that's gone through the filter. Not bad, even though the filter is long overdue for a change.
Am I the only one who's starting to buy water based on taste?