I personally prefer (still) bottled water just because of the taste, but (over here in neighbouring Belgium anyway
) tap water is completely good and safe to drink! My mom used to edit the yearly reports from the Water Company and it had results of all the testing etc they do to make sure it's safe and she's always telling me I should just drink tap water
(which I try to make myself do more often!! I just prefer the taste of Spa water and it's my one great "sin" cause I try to minimize my carbon foot print in all other ways...
Like PP said, it's very heavily controlled etc.
Some reports actually suggest it's healthier than bottled water, even, and of course a lot friendlier to the environment than bottles... and waaaaay cheaper.
There can sometimes be a taste/smell of chlorine to it, especially in summer (I read this tip somewhere - actually i've never really noticed a chlorine taste myself), but if you just for example put water in a jug, and leave it for a few hours (in the fridge if you want), any trace of chlorine will evaporate and the water should be taste-less.
Marijke Rose, I don't know what to tell you
I dont like carbonated drinks myself so yeah... I don't know what the carbonated Iced Tea is about, it's sold here too. Carbonated tea. weird.