If I lived in the city I definitely wouldn't; I trust the Water Department but I trust myself more.
Currently, I live rurally and the neighborhood well offers up great water.
As for the other, unintended meaning of "straight from the tap," I never put my mouth beneath the faucet. Gimme a cup, I ain't no savage.
Yup. I live in an area where the water we get is so clean that you can see the bottom of the lake 50ft below the surface. Since this is a wealthier resort town, this near perfect water is then treated for any impurities in a $100,000,000 treatment facility. One of the perks to living in Canada where, in case you didn't know, we have a major percentage of the worlds fresh drinking water, and such a small population that most of it goes untouched by corporate chemicals or overpopulation. That is, unless you live along the border like people in Toronto or Vancouver.
If the tap water doesn't dry my mouth out, slime up my throat, give me a bad after taste, set my stomach up, give me the shits, dim my vision and affect my balance, then I'm going to drink that tap water.
I'm using an active carbon water filter jug for the water going to my apartment. I'm not in a war-torn African village, I'm in Sweden, an apartment block built in the 1960s.
I drink bottled water. It's how I like to live my life.
You know a vast majority of bottled water brands (including the big ones) are litterally the states tap water in which they were bottled right? Often times bottled water fails the same tests tap water HAS to pass. So bottled water isn't any better, in fact it can be worse since less safety regulations are put on them.
My fridge has one of them there fancy water dispenser things. My tap water tastes really heavy so I just use that. It also means I drink more water because, when it's the middle of the night and I'm half asleep, I don't need to open the fridge and be blinded to get a drink, I can just use the dispenser.
I said no but honestly it probably would be better if I did. As I understand it, the 18gallons we get for the water cooler in our homes comes from essentially tap like water from small towns in more northern parts of Ontario. This means that their water is probably not as well processed as ours here in the capital. So It would be better for me to drink from the tap but 20 years of only gargling the tap water makes it impossible to drink it. My body just refuses it.
Why wouldn't I? I'm not dead yet and I've encountered nobody else who has died drinking tap water so what's the problem?
Sometimes. The tap at the house I live in has a strange taste it that I don't usually taste in other places I visit. Kinda earthy and coppery... Which is strange because I live in a more rural area which is where some of you say the tap water tastes better. I mostly drink water from bottles now.