• Bottled water is not even slightly safer than tap water. A little known fact is that about 70% of all bottled water comes from the tap.
• Spending your hard earned money on bottled water is exactly like pouring your money down the drain. Bottled water can cost $0.99 per gallon to over $10.00 per gallon, water from your tap cost a fraction of that. This means that bottled water is more than a thousand times more expensive that water from your tap.
• Plastic water bottles are a major source of pollution.
• Not buying bottled water is an easy way to save both money and the environment.
Most people don’t know this but bottled water is NOT safer than tap water.
Public, city, municipal (Tap) water is tested way more frequently than bottled water. In the U.S. water companies are ordered, under federal law, to notify the public if their local tap water is unsafe for use. Have you ever had a boil water order in your area?
But My Tap Water Tastes Bad, What Should I Do?
Odd tasting water may be a result of chlorination or the mineral content in the water. All tap water contains either chlorine or chloramine which can both lead to serious health issues.
When chloramines and ammonia particles are absorbed by the skin, it can cause irritation that may produce rash, itching, dry skin and other skin diseases. Chloramines damage digestive mucosa and can cause digestive disorders. According to Journal of Gastroenterology, monochloramine is responsible for gastric cancer.
Long-term exposure to low levels of chlorine is potentially linked to diseases of the lung (bronchitis, shortness of breath, possible permanent damage) and tooth corrosion.
Using a water purifier is an easy way to keep your water tasting great and contaminate free – and it’s much less expensive than buying bottled water.
How Can I Check The Quality of My Tap Water?
Contact a certified water specialist in your local area. There are a number of different tests they can perform to find out exactly what contaminates your drinking water contains.
Bottled Water Over 1,000 Times The Price of Tap Water and Killing The Environment
A gallon’s worth of bottled water can cost almost $10.00 — way more than 1,000 times the price of tap water, three times the average price for a gallon of milk and four times the average price for a gallon gasoline.
From 2011 to 2016, the bottled water market grew 40 percent by volume, from 9.2 to 12.8 billion gallons, while the soft drink market shrank over 10 percent in volume.
In 2016, 4 billion pounds of plastic was used in U.S. bottled water production, requiring an estimated energy input equivalent of about 64 million barrels of oil.
As of 2020 there is now 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our ocean & 46,000 pieces in every square mile of ocean, weighing up to 269,000 tons. Every day around 8 million pieces of plastic makes their way into our oceans.