Municipal water treatment facilities do a good job of providing general purpose water that, according to the government, is safe. Safe means it meets the standards set forth by the U.S.E.P.A. However, it has been reported that 20% of systems in the U.S. are in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
A very small portion of the water the city treats is used for drinking water. But this is the most important because it is what goes in you. You always want to be sure you are drinking the best quality water. Many people who want to drink high quality water choose to install a “point of use” system with a faucet at the kitchen sink to provide purified, or high quality drinking water for cooking, drinking, making juice, coffee, tea, ice cubes, etc. Pets and plants love clean, purified water.