Do you hate the taste of the water coming out of your home faucets? Does this drive you to buy bottled water instead? You aren’t alone – the truth is that more than 1,000 water bottles are used every second of the day. Most of us don’t even think about it because we’ve been conditioned to think this is the only way to go. The crazy thing is that many of us could enjoy water right from the tap instead, saving our environment, our budget, and even our health. Water filters at your home are every bit as effective as what is used in filling much of those bottles. Here are more reasons why bottled water needs to go away:
1. Health – While most water bottles are considered safe, that is only the case if they haven’t been subjected to heat. The transportation process alone negates any surety that this hasn’t happened. In addition, if they have been stored by chemicals, they can be contaminated further. We just don’t know enough about the long-term health effects.
2. Contents – Did you know that most bottled water is nothing more than treated municipal water? Furthermore, even if it is labeled as spring water, the FDA regulations only state that the water must come either from a spring or a drilled hole near one. So why pay them for water they’ve simply filtered when you can use water filters at home to the same effect at a fraction of the cost?
3. Environment – The majority of those bottles are never recycled, which means our landfills are full of them. On top of that, the amount of energy used to create the bottles is staggering. It takes nearly 20 million barrels of oil and 70+ billion gallons of water to produce the bottles used in this country alone each year.
Here at Hall’s Plumbing, we are taking an active part in decreasing the dependency on bottled water. We install quality water filters that will give you healthy water and the flavor you want and save you a ton of money in the process. With water filters at home and a good quality glass or stainless steel drinking bottle for use outside the you can be a part of reducing the environmental impact of plastic bottled water.