Chemical laced water....All water has chemicals. Let’s be a bit more specific. Our water exceeded limits for year sand our city water came via lead pipes. My parents drank it for 50 years at least. Mom lived to 90.
“our city water came via lead pipes. “
I have replaced lead home service lines in Cleveland. The inside of the pipes were covered with mineral deposits. There was no way the water was in contact with the lead pipe. But levels may have been high when the lines were first laid.
I’ve run a public water supply for almost 30 years. We add a very small amount of phosphate to the water to balance out it’s acidity. Get the correct ph balance.
About “stuff” in the water;
We may be able to remove 99.99% of the “stuff” and have the water still be affordable, and we’re talking about parts per billion. But to remove that last .01%? Could be grossly costly to the consumers who have to pay for it! Like the people freakin’ about pharms in the water! They don’t realize that they’d have to drink an olympic-sized swimming pool full of water every day to get a daily dosage of whatever pharm they’re worried about.
Bingo. From what I can tell, allowable levels tend to track measurement limits, and not, say, one-tenth of threshold of possible harm levels.