Do you realize the bottled water you buy could have been filled from the tap in that same city?Any city water department's main purpose is to sell water to it's customer's no matter what's in water at all.
Have you heard the adage, let the buyer be ware?
This now applies to water being provided for consuming and or drinking.
Question, I bet the water department employees and city hall don't drink the stuff from the tap, bottled water is much safer in the long run.
the city workers get paid the same regardless of how much water their citizens use...