Top class tap water in New York

filtered tap water New York is known for its food niche stores but this week, a cafe in the East Village went a step further: it sells New York City tap water.

Not just any tap water, insist the owners of Molecule. They say the water streams through a $25,000 filtering machine that uses ultraviolet rays, ozone treatments and reverse osmosis in a seven-stage processing treatment to create what they call pure H20.

What about the taste? “I mean it’s subtle, but if you have a sensitive palate you can totally tell” the difference, said co-owner Adam Ruhf.

Water quality has long been a point of pride for New Yorkers.

The owners of Molecule, Alexander Venet, and Mr. Ruhf vehemently disagree.

“Terrible,” said Mr. Ruhf, who moved to New York from California about a year ago. “I don’t want chemicals in my water.”

Nneka Leiba, a senior research analyst with the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group, said the nonprofit organization recommends filtering all drinking water. But she argues that a $15 in-home filtration unit would suffice, rather than paying $2.50 per bottle of tap water.

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Kayleigh Clerkin is a part-time journalist who writes articles for Drinking Waters UK - one of the UK's largest suppliers of drinking water products including water fountains, water coolers, water filters, distilled water and spring water. Add me to your Google+ circles.

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