All tap water contains unwanted particles and sediment that we’d rather not consume. Whether at home or in a restaurant, water from the tap always contains millions of particles, such as dirt and rust. Sometimes water even contains harmful particles, such as protozoan cysts, that can cause flu-like illnesses.
The presence of lead in drinking water is more prevalent and serious than many people realize. Despite common perceptions, lead is not restricted to inner-city communities, but rather is a problem that affects many water systems across the country.
Off-tastes and odours are common water quality problems across the country. They are caused by a variety of factors, the most common of which is chlorine. Keep in mind that tastes and odours will vary from tap to tap and are influenced by personal likes and dislikes.
Although water may appear to be clear, it always contains many microscopic particles, some of which can make water taste funny and even be dangerous to your health. There are many types of particles, and the tiniest sub-micron sized particles may number in the millions per milliliter of water.