When I moved to Muncie for college, I was prepared to miss a lot of things about living in Memphis. I wasn’t prepared to miss something as mundane as the tap water. I’m not sure where the water in Muncie came from, but it seemed like it had to settle a little bit before you could drink it and it had a very specific, slightly oily taste.
Not to get all hyperbolic, but Memphis tap water is hands down the best tap water I’ve ever had. It’s crisp, clean, clear and doesn’t taste like anything.
Memphis water comes from a huge underground aquifer (not the Mississippi River). When you turn your tap on to brush your teeth, the water that comes out is the same stuff that companies bottle and sell in vending machines. I’d be really interested to compare the bottled water sales figures for Memphis and another city of its size.
Memphians, don’t take your amazing tap water for granted. Put down that bottle of Dasani and raise a glass. Cheers!