Yes, as per the study, tap water is safer than bottled water. In the current scenario, 94% of British citizens are satisfied with their main tap water supply and many of them cannot differentiate between tap water and bottled water. Thanks to the municipal water treatment facility and health department who get your water tested which comes out of the faucets.
Many people don’t like the taste of tap water, but it does not necessarily mean that it is not healthy or contaminated. Sometimes people find the smell funny so to sanitize water, chlorine is added by facilities. Because of chlorine water, the taste changes. Hard water has a higher concentration of minerals that are harmless but can change the taste.
Choosing tap water is not optional when you think from the benefits point of view. The most important benefit is convenience. We can turn on a nozzle and can have drinkable water whenever we want it. That’s why tap water is served at most of the restaurants, public drinking fountains available.
Tap water is not as expensive as you will be saving a fraction of denomination per gallon. No disposable packaging required.
The next question comes to our mind is how to make sure if the water is purified or not?
Using a filter is an informal way to keep your water tasting great.
Get your water quality report from the local water company.
Though all main water is safe to drink in the UK, there are a few facts to remember before you fill your glass like do not drink from the hot tap as the hot taps are generally connected to a heater/storage tank and water won’t be fresh.