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The pipes that carry your tap water come in a variety of materials–from lead to copper to plastic. With lead piping now illegal and copper piping very expensive, that brings us to one of the most popular plumbing materials today: plastic. But is it safe? We investigate the pros and cons of plastic pipes.

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Almost all of the plastic ever manufactured is still on earth! What is more – plastic doesn't ever fully disappear. Plastic breaks down into tiny bits that enter water bodies all over the planet. Recently, these microscopic plastics have been found in drinking water. What's the risk? This post covers the latest on microplastics in your tap water.

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Despite the alluring marketing of “fancy” bottled water, you are probably better off choosing tap water. Not simply because it is less expensive, but because municipal water is held to higher standards.

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The first step is knowing if your plastic-y tasting water is safe is to specify the exact “type” of plastic flavor. If you can narrow down whether your tap water tastes like fruity plastic or a rubbery plastic with an antiseptic taste, there may be a solution in your pipes. For those of you thinking of re-plumbing with plastic pipes, some forewarning about taste and the state of knowledge.

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