Drinking tap water from your home is the easiest and cheapest way to quench a thirst but some people don't find the tap water to be very tasty. Water quality varies from home to home and many factors from your municipal water system can cause water to taste or smell bad even though it is safe to drink. If you want better tasting tap water there are a number of things you can do.
One way to have better tasting tap water is through a filtration system. You can purchase a water filtration pitcher for a fast, do-it-yourself solution. For more readily available drinking water a faucet, under counter or whole house filtration system can be installed by a professional plumber. The important thing to remember when using a filtration system is to change the filters according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
If concerned about the quality of your tap water, reverse osmosis filters or distillers not only make water taste better but also remove contaminants such as bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.