Bottled Water vs. Water Filters: Why You Should Switch Today
Have you made the switch from bottled water to a water filter yet? Bottled water is a hassle to haul from the store, and it hurts our environment. The U.S. needs more than 1.5 million barrels of oil to keep up with creating plastic water bottles annually, many of which also end up in our landfills. Quit buying bottled water and wondering if it contains harmful chemicals such as Chromium 6 because it wasn’t appropriately sanitized. Stop relying on the fridge or faucet-mounted filters that don’t remove all of the contaminants from your drinking water. You can get unlimited filtered water directly at your tap by installing a water filtration system. Not only does filtered water taste great, but you won’t have to worry about its purity. With more people staying home than ever before, now’s the time to make the switch to a home water filter for your family’s health. Read on to learn more about the many benefits.
Where Does Your Bottled Water Come From?
Many people may be surprised to learn that their bottled water doesn’t really come from the majestic mountain springs pictured on their label. Bottled water manufacturers do not have to disclose where their water comes from, making it difficult to be sure. You may hear words like artesian, ground, spring, or well water used. All this means is the water was likely sourced from an underground aquifer. Whether or not it was treated beyond that is anybody’s guess. Minimally treated tap water is often relabeled as purified water, while sparkling, seltzer, or tonic water is almost more like a soft drink. Know where your water comes from when you invest in a drinking water station or filtration system today.
Which Is Safer to Drink – Bottled or Tap Water?
Although most people assume bottled water is purer than tap water, studies have shown that nearly 25 percent of tested bottled water contains bacteria, chemicals, and even traces of arsenic. Furthermore, about 25 percent of bottled water is nothing more than repackaged tap water. Municipal water supplies are closely regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, because bottled water is considered a food product, it falls under the guidance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sadly, the FDA doesn’t have the workforce to test every bottled water or enforce stronger quality standards. So, ask yourself again if you really think bottled water is safer to drink than tap water.
Bottled Water Is Big Business, But at What Environmental Cost?
Did you know Americans drink about 24 gallons of bottled water per year, representing over $10 billion in U.S. annual bottled water sales and roughly $46 billion worldwide? That’s big business for the bottled water manufacturers that are making huge profits because it doesn’t cost much to fill them with water. Once you add the energy and costs needed to bottle, ship, and market bottled water, you’ll begin to understand the actual astronomical economic and environmental costs of bottled water vs. filtered tap water. Nearly 2.7 million tons of plastics go into bottling water annually, with almost 86% of those plastic water bottles becoming garbage in your nearest landfill because many people don’t want to recycle. Plastic water bottles take 400 to 1,000 years each to decompose. Not only is switching to a water filter a less wasteful alternative, but it’s also a more cost-effective solution for most American households on a budget. When you invest in a home filtration system, you’ll find your family more willing to drink great-tasting water over other sugary beverages. Isn’t it time we all invested in our health and well-being instead of lining the pockets of the bottled water manufacturers making a hefty profit at our expense?
Kinetico’s Drinking Water Filters Make the Most Sense
If you’re ready to explore better drinking water alternatives that don’t have such high health and environmental costs, Kinetico Quality Water offers many quality solutions for Tucson, AZ residents. Our revolutionary K5 Drinking Water System is certified to remove more harmful contaminants than the competing residential drinking water systems on the market. Rated highly by several leading consumer magazines, the K5 Drinking Water Station utilizes FlexFiltration technology, which is a fully customizable multistage filtering system to ensure your complete satisfaction. Tucson homeowners may be surprised to find hidden issues with their drinking water. Our company would be happy to provide a free water analysis. Contact us today to schedule water testing at your earliest convenience or to inquire about our many specialty drinking water filters, water softeners, and whole house filtration. We’re happy to help!