Los Angeles shoppers buy bottled water primarily because of taste and health concerns about what chemicals and/ or bacteria may be lurking in their pipes, according to an informal SN poll. rtz, a shopper at Lucky Stores in Santa Monica, told SN he has been buying bottled water for years. "I just don't trust the tap water here, despite what [officials] say," he said. "The tap water [in L.A.] is not fresh," said Verna Asen, who was visiting California from Austria with her friend, Nicole ...

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