There was a disturbing story out of India late last year. You can read about it here. In short, authorities believe a disgruntled employee at a nuclear power plant poured a radioactive substance into a bottled water cooler. Fifty-five employees were given emergency medical treatment after they drank from the cooler.
If your office uses bottled water coolers with bottled water delivery (3 or 5 gallon jugs), you may find the water tasting “earthy”, “funky”, or just plain odd from time to time. Why is that? Simple, micro-organisms are growing in the cooler. Even if you don’t taste it, micro-organisms are likely growing in the bottled [...]