A woman once complained that the water in her area had a strong chemical smell. She was convinced it was pesticides from the farms that was contaminating the tap water. Shortly thereafter water in other areas was earthy. There were even messages circulating that that the water should not be consumed because it was poisonous. I then decided to visit the Blackheath Water Treatment Plant to see for myself how water is purified. It was a very interesting experience because I had no idea what processes were involved in order to get the water to be drinkable. I spoke to the City of Cape Town and an independent researcher about the quality of water in Cape Town.