The Tastes of Drinking Water So algae made New York's drinking water taste of fish or cucumbers? Now I'm kind of glad our tap water tastes only mildly soapy sometimes [c/o Kottke]. #link 2011.08.28 @ 16:37 // Aux // You were reading The Tastes of Drinking Water, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Aux and was published in August 2011. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. You can also buy me a Ko-fi.