tap vs. bottleMyth: I need to boil my water to make it safe to drink.
Fact: Markham tap water is well tested and safe. It does not need to be boiled or filtered. Drink it straight from the tap!

Myth: There is plenty of drinking water on the Earth…
Fact: About 75% of the earth’s surface is water. 2% is drinkable, but only 1% is accessible!

Myth: I recycle my water bottles, so it's not a problem to drink bottled water.
Fact: Only a small percentage of bottles are recycled. Many end up as litter or garbage. Even if you recycle plastic bottles, that takes extra. Municipal water uses far less energy and cost.

Myth: Bottled water tastes better.
Fact: Do your own blind taste test at home and you might be surprised! Markham tap water does well against brand name bottled water. In fact, many bottled water brands come from municipal tap water. It's also easy to add zest to tap water. Add slices of citrus fruits, cucumber, or berries for a refreshing drink. Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge to save running the tap till it is cold.

Myth: I should avoid drinking my tap water if it is cloudy.
Fact: Cloudiness is caused when air becomes trapped in water. This can happen when it travels through pressurized water pipelines. Air can stay trapped until it come out of your faucet. The cloudiness is caused by thousands of air bubbles. They give water a hazy appearance, but don't affect the safety or taste of the water.