This time of year, where I live, the water gets really nasty. I don't know how this works exactly, but my understanding is that the Delta water backs up in to our drinking water. I've never tasted water from a fish bowl, but I think that's how our water tastes. It's REALLY bad! Some summers we don't notice it at all, but this year it is enough to gag you. Some years ago I bought a water filtration system that hooks up to the faucet. It worked really good, but broke. I replaced it, and that one eventually broke. I found another one at a reasonable price, so I bought one a month ago. I can't believe how wonderful the water is now!
For my birthday, my step-mother in law gave me a $50 gift card to a local houseware store. I bought two nice lawn chairs on sale for $20 each, and then I saw the perfect thing to buy with my remaining $10. I bought a filtration pitcher! Now I have filtered water in my master bathroom! Do you know how many pills and vitamins we have taken with nasty fishbowl water? Now I can actually swallow the pill without grimacing! Isn't technology wonderful!