Think about how your ancestors obtained their water in the past. They took it in buckets to nearby streams, rivers, and lakes. Some people had to drink stagnant water that was contaminated with algae from rain barrels or other collecting devices. Some people had to go to wells they had to dig.
The life expectancy has increased significantly since the advent of modern plumbing in the latter part of 1939. It’s a blessing that we live in an age when water can be accessed from nearly every building and home.
Many of your homes are in areas with mineral-laden water sources. Some municipal water supplies can contain hazardous levels of chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals and plastics.
Community water storage tanks can be large and are an easy way to store water. You may see these tanks driving through different towns. These tanks are marked with the name of the town and the location. Many tanks have water that is drained out through the outlets at the bottom. This causes the water to stagnate. This creates a breeding ground of harmful bacteria like giardia and E.coli.
Even the most sophisticated municipal water systems can’t guarantee safe drinking water. We are more familiar with water supply issues because of our extensive plumbing experience.