You might have done some research before posting your assessment of water supplies. You would have discovered that 14% of the population pulls it’s water from wells. That’s 1 in 6 people. Then consider many smaller cities pull their water from rivers and lakes and operate on a shoe string budget. Here’s a map showing states and the percentages of polluted water systems. Just a month ago in my state we had water contamination with microcystin in a community of 400,000.
While I’m sure you’re city delivers Perrier with options for lemon twists that’s not a guarantee for a great many people.
So 6 out of 7 or over 85% of the population aren’t on well water. That’s over 266,000,000 people that DON’T have an issue with the quality of the water coming from their taps. To make a blanket statement that is wrong for over 8 out of 10 people is wrong.
I stand by my comments, you were promoting ignorance not fighting it.
I use cooled boiled water (from well) for my neti pot. I have been boiling the water since I read about the Brain-Eating Amoebas. I keep a quart size canning jar of boiled water on the counter and replenish it when I make tea in the morning. I was using warm water from the tap; I am too lazy and frugal to buy and lug bottles of distilled water.
Your version of a fighting ignorance is to blow off the 44 million people on well water in addition to the evidence that all municipalities do not have perfectly safe water.
I cited a warning that involved a municipal water system with the deadly amoeba problem as well as a recent municipality with other bio-hazards that most people wouldn’t want to flush their nose out with. I also cited a map showing the percentages of failed water standards.
You cited… nothing. You have no clue what kind of water people have yet you’ve proclaimed it safe. That’s one profoundly stupid piece of advice.