Top 3 Reasons to Ditch Bottled Water for a Water Filtration System
Have you ever wondered why a bottle of spring water you bought tasted or smelled off? That’s because you weren’t actually drinking water from a fresh mountain stream. Most likely, you were drinking unfiltered tap water. Most bottled water brands fill their plastic bottles with city water. Don’t grab bottled water if you want to drink great-tasting, vitamin-rich water that’s free of harmful contaminants. Instead, invest in a water filtration system.
Ditching bottled water for a water filtration system is better for you and the planet. Here are the top three reasons a home water filtration system beats bottled water every time.
It’s More Convenient & Affordable
Buying a bottle of water might not seem too expensive, but it adds up over the year. According to Food & Water Watch, bottled water ranges from $0.89 to $8.26 per gallon. In contrast, filtered water typically costs less than $0.50 per gallon (including the cost of tap water). If you follow health experts’ recommendation to drink a half-gallon of water a day, you may be spending between $162 and $1,507 on bottled water a year! Of course, that’s assuming you are just buying bottled water for yourself. Purchasing a water filtration system is a bigger upfront investment, but you will save more money over the course of the year.
Along with saving money, you’ll be able to enjoy the convenience of having filtered water at home. You won’t ever have to make a trip to the store to pick up water again.
Protect the Environment
Water filtration systems have a low environmental impact especially compared to bottled water. Research led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) found that the “impact of bottled water on natural resources is 3,500 times higher than for tap water.” In addition, they found that “the impact of bottled water on ecosystems is 1,400 times higher than tap water.”
Why does bottled water have such a profound impact on the environment? It’s because every stage in the lifecycle of each bottle of water—manufacturing the packing, bottling the water, transporting it, and disposing of the bottles — has a steep environmental cost.
According to a fact sheet from Harvard University, more than 17 million barrels of oil are used every year to produce plastic bottles to meet American’s demand for bottled water. Bottling the water and shipping it to retailers and homes requires even more fossil fuels. If you want to learn more about the environmental impact of bottled water, check out Dovetail Partner’s comprehensive report.
Whether you want to save money or the planet, ditch bottled water for a drinking water filtration system! A water filter is a smart investment that will improve the quality of water you’re drinking, cut down on your living costs, and reduce your environmental impact. Contact the water treatment experts at Tri-Florida Water Treatment to schedule a free in-home water analysis and find out what type of filter would be best for your home.
Did you know that the FDA doesn’t regulate bottled water? Since it is unregulated, bottled water brands can make false claims about the quality of the water they are packaging. According to a 2018 consumer report, tests of bottled water have found that it is “no safer than tap water, and in some regions of the U.S., less reliably safe.” If you want to drink purified water, the best option is to invest in a water filtration system and reusable water bottle.
A filtration system purifies your drinking water. Water filters can remove harmful chemicals, toxic heavy metals like lead, and illness-causing microbes like viruses and bacteria. Using a water filter is the only way to guarantee that you are drinking safe, great-tasting, fresh water.
Knowing what’s in your water will help you pick the best type of water filtration system for your home. Have your water tested to find out the quality of your tap water or well water. If you live in the Lakeland, Florida area, you can take advantage of Tri-Florida Water’s free in-home water analysis.