We recently got our water bill and the results of the water tests they conducted in 2020.
1 of 5 of the samples were outside the bacterial quantity limits, 10 of 134 samples exceeded the pesticide limit and the water also falls outside the PH limits with a pH of 6.1.
I am in 23, and I imagine there are other districts with the same issues - it is very localised since nearby villages do not have this problem except for the acidic water.
You can check the water quality here
What is the solution except for approaching the Mairie? I am not keen on buying bottles of water. Environmentally it is a disaster shipping heavy water around in plastic bottles.
The pesticides and bacteriological exceedances I guess have to be addressed by the treatment works.
As for the acidic water. Rainwater falling through the atmosphere is naturally acidic due to the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We have very soft water so no calcium to neutralise the acidity. However the problem is it corrodes the copper pipe work, leaving blue stains on the white surfaces and has a metallic taste. Is there anyway to treat this other than to replace all the pipes with plastic pipes?