Lyonnaise des Eaux, a large water company in France, has invited people to become tasters of tap water, in an effort ot rehabilitate water as a drink. They hope to be able to establish the areas where chlorine in the water leaves a noticeable taste.
It isnot a new idea. Other organisations are doing the same, such as Aleau.net. Apparently 40% of French people say they don't like the taste of tap water. As a result, water is used less and less for the purpose it is intended.
Reasons given for not liking tap water:
- Bad taste
- Taste of chlorine
- Too much lime
- Too hard
Personally, if I drink mineral water at all I prefer sparkling water, and of these Badoit is my favourite. Just enough but not too much sparkle.