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Everybody knows water is essential to the human body, yet the Maryville water has me questioning if I really need it to survive.

The water is that terrible.

I guess that’s what happens when it comes from a recreational lake. With Mozingo Lake as the main water source, it’s no wonder why the taste is so bad. There are people who swim, boat, litter and probably pee in Mozingo.

Even though there are other lakes with the same recreational uses, I guess Maryville never learned to properly filter out sweaty kids and fishy smells.

When I was young, I didn’t always believe water had much of a taste, until I drank the Florida water.

I used to think I had already experienced the worst kind of water after my trip down south. Clearly I was wrong.

Little did middle school me know I would be attending a college where the trees are abundant but tasty water is not.

The taste it leaves in my mouth is less than satisfactory and only makes me thirstier. The water is like a hard pill nobody wants to swallow.

Actually, it makes me want to swallow pills dry.

When I drink water, I want a cool, refreshing drink that doesn’t have a distracting taste or smell.

I don’t think what I’m asking for is too much. It’s not rocket science or sending people to Mars.

All I want is water that is clean.

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