An online poll indicates that people have mixed feelings when it comes to the taste and odor of their local public water.

According to Water Tech Online, the largest group of respondents—about 35%—rated their drinking water as “excellent.” However, the next-largest group in the poll (29%) proclaimed their water to be “poor.”

Between the two ends of the spectrum, a little more than a third of the people answering the question, “How would you rate the taste and odor of the drinking water in your local public water system (or the public system nearest you)?” said their water smelled and tasted “good” (14%) or “fair” (20%). The remaining 2% had no opinion.

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