ACTION PLAN - Swim with the turning tide. The Drinking Water Inspectorate says British tapwater now meets stringent quality standards in 99.98% of cases. Defra provides jugs to encourage the use of tapwater in its canteens. It's even becoming trendy for gourmet diners to ask for tapwater in top restaurants. And if you want to save the taste of chlorine for the swimming pool, get a filter and freshen things up with ice and a twist of lemon.
GREENIE POINTS - Three out of 10 - why pay for something that falls from the sky?