AT a recent blind tasting event in London, water supplied at the tap by Severn Trent Water was judged to be the best of all the water companies.
The quality of water from Elan Valley, treated at Frankley Waterworks and then distributed to Birmingham and Solihull consumers, is arguably the best in Europe and the findings of the event should come as no surprise.
Why then do so many people buy bottled water when there is such a plentiful supply at the tap? For the price of one bottle of supermarket water we can enjoy about 750 bottles of excellent tap water.
Drinking water from the tap also means no plastic bottle disposal or recycling costs and less lorry movements on the motorway.
It's worth giving it some thought.
JT Mendus MBE, Leafield Road, Solihull.