Ever wonder why tap water has a different taste depending on
your location - even a short distance from a city to its suburbs?
WBEZ 95.1 FM's show "Curious City" has and they recently did
research on why the smell and taste of water can vary from city to
According to "Curious City," tap water's original source,
treatment and delivery are all factors in the taste and smell of
your water. Most water comes from ground water, such as private
wells, or surface water, such as lakes and rivers (1).
Source is a large indicator of taste and smell in your tap water.
Many municipalities will also reduce contaminants in water in order
to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA)
guidelines for safe water which will likely alter its taste and
odor (1). Delivery of water through pipes can also take
part in the make-up of your water (1).
If you are curious to know what is giving your water a different
taste or smell, you should have your water tested. That way you
will know what the source of the bad taste and odor is and what
options you have to reduce it. You can get more information on
drinking water filters at Culligan.com or give your local water expert the Culligan Man a call!
Check out the full article from "Curious City," complete with a
tap water taste test, to learn more about Chicago city vs. Chicago
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don’t like your water, we’d like to help!