What You Should Know About Your Drinking Water
Many of us consider bottled water to be the highest quality water in terms of purity on the market but many do not know that the standards for quality of bottled water are in some ways less stringent than those standards for regular tap water. In addition, the plastic bottles that are used for bottled water are not good for the planet.
Every year we throw away two million tons of plastic bottles which need to be replaced using 18 million barrels of oil, this according to the Container Recycling Institute.
While the bottles can be recycled, it takes more petroleum to make old bottles into new bottles and shipping them all over the world uses even more fossil fuels. Because of all of this, many environmental activists and groups as well as a number of popular restaurants are moving toward the pro-tap water movement. While using tap water is better for the planet, each region’s quality of tap water often comes into question, which is why so many consumers choose bottled water. A comforting thought is that every region’s water systems are monitored and treated for different chemicals and bacteria.
For those who are still concerned about the quality of the tap water in their geographical region, there are a number of water filters on the market that can remove some of the bacteria and harmful impurities from tap water. When looking at different water filters opt for one that uses activated charcoal with an NSF 53 certification associated with it. Having this seal means the filter has been proven to remove contaminants and volatile organic compounds that could be harmful to your health instead of just improving the look and smell of the water from the tap.
Should consumers want to have filtered water on the go, there are a number of filtered water bottles also on the market that can take any tap water and make it acceptable drinking water. This is a great option for children in schools that use local tap water in their water fountains. One of the most popular brands of filters and filtered water bottles is Brita, which has a large variety of different options to fit any consumers’ lifestyle. Whether you are working out, on the go or driving in the car it is as simple as filling one of these water bottles to have pure, filtered water wherever you are.
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