Water that doesn't smell or taste good will not be consumed by your family and they'll make it the bane of your existence. If you're on City water that has been chlorinated (a known carcinogen which has been linked to cancer) the chlorine will dry out your skin and hair, makes your water, tea and coffee taste awful.
According to the Government of Canada, "a recent study showed an increased risk of bladder and possibly colon cancer in people who drink chlorinated water for 35 years or more". Either a water softener that includes a built-in carbon filter or a backwashing carbon filter will remove the chlorine for your family from all of the household water or you can just remove it from your drinking water with a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System. Since many municipalities' water source is from wells the water often contains sodium, making the water taste "thick".