There are many people who have to live with the fact that the water in their area may be far from safe to drink. The good thing is that there are options available to those who may be in this situation. Here are a few ideas that will help you cope with this issue if you are faced with it.
Bottled water seems to be the most popular option. In fact, some people prefer this even when the water in their area has been deemed perfectly safe. The good thing is that there are so many brands available at this point that people of all budgets can afford to have clean drinking water available to them.
For those who have fairly clean water, it is still a good idea to err on the side of caution. There are filters that can be purchased for very little and they will remove all types of contaminants from the water you drink. These are fairly inexpensive, so there is no reason not to buy one. I say this even though I have yet to bite the bullet and get one for myself and my family.