Posted September 28, 2018 09:08:37The answer may be found in a little-known element in the water you drink.
Water purifiers are among the most popular household items, and are increasingly popular in Australian homes.
But as the industry continues to boom, it is finding that consumers may be finding their water tastes different.
According to the Australian Water Consumer Association, a survey of 1,200 water purifiers found a whopping 61 per cent of the respondents said their water tasted “different”.
“There are a lot of people who think their water is different, but they don’t have a clue as to why,” association chairman Chris Kelly said.
“I think people have just gone to a bottle shop and bought one.”
People are getting it from the bottle shop, but if you look in the bottle shops and look at what is going on in the tap and the tap is turning blue, you can see there are a bunch of different things going on.
“Mr Kelly said he had been in contact with a number of people, including the chief executive of the water company which supplies most of Australia’s water supply, who told him they were “pretty surprised”.”
I’ve been told it is because of a certain ingredient, which is not what people are used to,” Mr Kelly said, adding that the association was keen to hear from consumers.”
We are in contact regularly with them and they’re doing a good job of helping us to understand what’s happening in their water and their water systems.
“Water purifier companies are also finding that the water they provide is being misused.”
A lot of times, when we go to a tap, the water that they’re using is not safe to drink,” Mr Lee said.