Some city water has a tendency to taste unpleasant. Often, it has everything to do with the municipal water treatment plants adding a lot of bleach to kill bacteria and remove dangerous elements from water that is then cycled back to your tap. If you have a sensitive palate, you can just smell and taste a faint hint of that bleach and that smattering of rusty pipe that is common with municipal water. If you really cannot stand to drink water from the tap, the following options should provide better and clean-tasting water for you.
Five-Gallon Water Dispenser
This dispenser is the same type you see in doctors' clinics and dentists' offices. You can rent them from a water delivery service company, or you can buy the dispensers from business supply and bulk buy stores. If you buy the dispenser, it is yours for life, which may suit you just fine. Just make sure you choose either the one that has tepid and very cold water, or the one that produces hot and very cold water in the same dispenser.
Select a water delivery company like Dean's Waterservice Inc. They can deliver your five-gallon plastic containers of water to your home or office. You can order as many containers each week as you want. You can also select delivery for every other week, or monthly, and then change the number of containers you receive with each shipment. If you have trouble figuring out how much water to order, keep in mind that every person in the house or office has to drink 64 ounces of water daily for optimum health.
Five gallons is equal to 640 ounces of water, which means every five-gallon container you have delivered provides one person with ten days of water. Ergo, you would need three containers to provide you with adequate drinking water for a month. Multiply that by the number of people you expect to provide water for every month, and then you know what your monthly shipment should be. If you need to break it down into biweekly shipments, cut that number in half, or quarter the total number if you want weekly shipments.
If you are going to be out of town for a week or more, you can pause your delivery for the week you are gone. Most water delivery companies are willing to do this. Just be sure to reschedule and restart your water delivery before you leave or when you return (whichever is most convenient).