Why Drink Bottled Water?

Why Drink Bottled Water?

Bottled water is one of the most popular, and most expensive consumer beverages available today. Vast quantities are sold daily in North America and around the world.


The question is, why?


The bottled water industry has created a desire for their product by capitalizing on fear. The average consumer may be suspicious of their municipal water supply for a wide variety of reasons, including plenty of horror stories in the press detailing lax water quality standards or procedures at some municipal water treatment plants.


Still other consumers are concerned about the quality of their own well water due to stories of how easily ground water can be contaminated with industrial or agricultural waste from factories and factory farms.


The media has helped create an environment where consumers are afraid to drink their own tap water.


Consider the cost. Bottled water can add hundreds of dollars to the grocery bill for the average family. In fact over time the cost to consumers can be literally tens of thousands of dollars thrown away chasing a decent and healthy glass of water.


Consider the environment. Every year tens of millions of plastic water bottles end up in landfill and littering the environment. This is an environmental disaster of epic proportions yet millions of otherwise environmentally aware people pay no heed to the mountain of garbage they help create by using bottled water products.


Consider the alternative. Much of the bottled water available today is simply filtered municipal tap water while some still comes from underground natural sources. In most bottled water plants, the water is put through a filter, possibly disinfected and then bottled. Consumers have the ability to own the very same water treatment technology that most bottled water plants use, and individuals can produce their very own high quality (in fact higher quality than many bottled waters) right at home, using their own tap water as the source. The result is bottled water quality (or better) throughout the entire home for a tiny fraction of the cost of bottled water.


Think about that for a moment.


Consumers can have their very own bottled water quality, at every faucet in the home including showers, tubs, kitchen etc. and still save possibly tens of thousands of dollars over the long-term cost of buying bottled water.


The benefits of owning a whole-house water filter system over using bottled water are obvious to many. The advantages in cost savings and environmental protection simply scream out at those who will listen.


Protect your water and provide for yourself and your family, the benefits are many.

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Do Away With Bottled Water and Go to Tap Water

Do Away With Bottled Water and Go to Tap Water

 

Lately, there’s been major issue going on here locally where I live, and probably it goes on in a lot of other areas as well. Especially areas where drought and/or shortages are apparent. Bottled water plants. Apparently, regulatory agencies are issuing permits to allow withdrawal of water from the states water sources in the hundreds of thousands of gallons in a yearly basis.

 

The whole ironic thing about this, is that these same regulatory agencies have watering restrictions set in place for the citizens to water on only certain days of the week. The purpose of watering restrictions is to help save water, and of course, if we do not adhere to these regulations, citations are issued to homeowners if they are watering when they should not be watering. But when these environmental regulatory agencies allow businesses go up and allow them to withdraw massive volumes of water, there is something indeed wrong going on here. By allowing this, this will indeed not help our water shortages with both residence and farmers who need the same water to irrigate their crops.

 

Bottled water seem to give this perception that it’s more healthier, more pure, more better in quality than regular tap water. Some of your tap waters, especially the ones if you’re living out in a rural area on a well system, are good for you, apparently there’s something lacking in bottled water (depending on the bottled water type itself), that tap water seems to have, extra minerals, you’re tapping straight into a natural source of water itself, and it contains minerals that are good for the body. Fluoride, derived from fluorine which is the 13th most common element in the earth’s crust, is also in some tap waters (good for teeth, right?) Good for protection against cavities.

 

Also, the use of plastics in the production of bottled waters can lead to wasting plastic, due to the amount of non-environmentally conscious consumers. Also, the amount of water used in the purification process is 2 gallons to produce 1 gallon of the final product.

 

You also have to take in the account the amount of oil that is used in the transportation and manufacturing of bottled water in general. In a sense, we could even do without bottled water if you think about it.

 

Most people don’t like the taste of tap water, however there are ways to adapt and overcome the unsuitable taste. You can use a Filter Pitcher or a Faucet Filter. Also, in your travels or while in the outdoors, you can use a water bottle with a built in filter.

For more information about issues concerning bottled water. Especially with the bottled watering companies and also other environmental and energy trends, please go to: The Environmental Blog.

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