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Aesthetic Issues related to Domestic Water
THREE FACTORS ARE IMPORTANT FOR CONSUMERS AND THE REGULATING AGENCIES WHEN IT COMES TO TAP WATER, BOTTLED WATER AND DRINKING WATER FILTERS:
MICROBIOLOGY, CHEMICALS AND AESTHETICS.
CONSUMERS: THEY WANT WATER THAT SMELLS GOOD, TASTES GOOD AND LOOKS GOOD. THEY WILL JUDGE THE QUALITY OF WATER AND MAKE CHOICES BASED ON THEIR FEELINGS. WATER INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS MAY JUDGE WATER BASED ON DIFFERENT CRITERIA BUT THE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS ALWAYS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.
Tap water is delivered to customers through a distribution system (pipes, valves, storage tanks), service lines to your property then copper piping inside the house. These facilities may change the quality of water and its taste and odor. If the quality of water at the source is perfect then it make sense to have a filter at the tap to make sure the distribution system impact is minimized. Sources of water supply (e.g., wells, springs, lakes) are rarely without problems. Water pumped from some wells, springs and all surface water treatment plants receive chlorination to disinfect water before delivery to customers. Removing chlorine is essential to drink good water.