Bottled Water vs. Water Filters
Stop Buying Bottled Water: Bottled Water vs. Water Filters
Avoid the Hassles, High Costs, & Health Issues of Bottled Water
Are you still buying bottled water? What a hassle and negative impact on our environment, even if you do recycle every single bottle. Meeting the U.S. demand for bottled water takes more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually. And most of these bottles end up in landfills. Stop lugging water bottles home and wondering if they’re filled with chemicals or how they were sanitized. And don’t rely on fridge or faucet-mounted filters that improve water taste but don’t remove contaminants like Chromium 6.
Why mess with bottled water delivery or fill and haul heavy jugs from the store? Get unlimited water right at your tap with a water filtration system. You won’t have to worry about reports of plastic chemicals in your water bottles or some companies simply bottling tap water. Filtered water at home tastes great, and when it does, your family is more likely to reach for a glass of water over sugary beverages. Now that more people are staying home, there’s never been a better time to drink more water by making the switch to a water filter for your home. Read on to discover some of the benefits.
Where Does Bottled Water Really Come From?
Just because your bottled water label features a majestic mountain backdrop doesn’t mean that’s the true source of the water inside. Often, it’s difficult to pinpoint where bottled water comes from because bottled water manufacturers don’t have to disclose the location. Terms like artesian, ground, spring or well water indicate the water was sourced from an underground aquifer, but it may or may not have been treated beyond that. Purified water is usually minimally treated tap water, while seltzer, tonic, or sparkling water is generally closer to being a soft drink than drinking water. Investing in a drinking water station or filtration system will give you peace of mind about your drinking water’s source.
Is Bottled Water Safer Than Tap Water to Drink?
Although bottled water may taste better than tap water, it’s typically not any safer or purer. Studies show as much as 25 percent of the available bottled water is repackaged tap water. Nearly 25 percent of tested bottled water contains man-made chemicals, bacteria, and even traces of arsenic. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates municipal water supplies, bottled water is considered a food product regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which admits it doesn’t have the workforce to test all bottled water or enforce higher standards of bottled water quality. Think about those alarming statistics the next time you reach for bottled water at your local gas station or store.
The Economic & Environmental Costs of Bottled Water
It’s estimated the average American drinks about 24 gallons of bottled water per year (possibly higher here in our desert environment), with annual bottled water sales being around $10 billion in the U.S. and about $46 billion worldwide. When you consider the cost of the water in a single bottle is around a fraction of a cent, that spells big business. The costs to bottle, ship, and market bottled water, plus a hefty 25-30% profit for the manufacturer, mean the costs of bottled water when compared to tap or filtered tap water are astronomical. About 2.7 million tons of plastics are needed to bottle water annually, and nearly 86% of plastic bottle waters are destined to become garbage or litter by Americans uninterested in recycling. It takes 400-1,000 years for plastic water bottles to break down in the environment, making the environmental and economic costs of bottled water hardly seem worth it in the long run. Drinking water at home is a more cost-effective solution and a less wasteful alternative to consuming so much bottled water. Avoid the high costs and health issues of bottled water by making the switch to a water filter.
Invest in Peace of Mind with Kinetico’s Drinking Water Filters
While we can no longer take the purity of our drinking water for granted, the K5 Drinking Water System from Kinetico Water can give you peace of mind that you’ve invested in the purest water possible for your home. Our drinking water filters are certified to remove more contaminants than other residential systems, and they receive the highest ratings from several leading consumer magazines. Thanks to superior FlexFiltration technology, the K5 Drinking Water Station features a multistage filtering system that is fully customizable to suit your specific water filter needs. If you’re a homeowner in the Phoenix Metro Area of Arizona, we would be happy to provide a free water analysis to reveal hidden issues with your home’s drinking water. Contact us today for more details about our specialty drinking water filters, water softeners, and other products. We look forward to fulfilling your needs!