Town water originally comes from just about everywhere. Water authorities set up catchment areas that trap the water running above and through the ground. This then sits in large dams waiting to be used.
Town water is known as a sterilised water source because before it is sent from the dams to us, it is treated with chemicals so that hardly anything can stay alive in it. It is important to note that this water, while treated for potentially nasty additives, is not pure. Chlorine and some chemicals which are used in this treatment process are detrimental to health and can make water taste terrible.
- Chemical sensitivities
- Water hardness