The Bottled Water Epidemic
Many of us have been told that drinking bottled water is much safer than drinking straight from the tap, especially depending on where we live. However, what many people don’t realize is that by purchasing and drinking out of plastic bottles every day, we are not only drinking a product that isn’t actually superior to tap water, we are furthering the plastic pollution in the environment. The plastic itself can be damaging to our health if we reuse the bottles, and will damage the environment as we keep disposing of them. On top of that, most of the water we purchase is just filtered water coming from a large bottling facility, subjected to less EPA regulations than tap water regulations.
The First Step to Clean Drinking Water
In order make sure the tap water you are drinking is really clean, it is best to look to the source coming to your home. If your water supply is not being contaminated by agricultural, industrial, or human waste then it is most likely safe to drink. Contacting your local water authority is the first step in assuring the safety of your drinking water.
The next step is to have your water tested by your local water company. They will be able to tell you whether or not your drinking water has contaminates in it or whether or not you have hard water.
Filtering Your Tap Water
To eliminate the issues caused by drinking out of plastic on a daily basis, the best solution is to purchase a water filter for your home. There are many kind of filters, all preaching different levels of safety. The ultimate filters are reverse osmosis filters, which ensure the highest level of cleanliness for your drinking water. By investing in a water filtration system, you can drink your tap water without fear, and it can save your money, health, and environment in the long run. Contacting your local water authority can also help you determine which type of filter is best for the potential contaminants that may be present in your water supply.
Tap Water on the Go
As many of us know, drinking about 8 glasses of water each day is one of the healthiest habits out there. However, it is expensive and unhealthy to keep buying bottled water. So what can we do? It is best to purchase a glass or stainless-steel bottle and keep refilling it with filtered tap water. This will save the environment while allowing us to enjoy safe, clean drinking water.
Rayne Drinking Water Systems and Filters
Here at Rayne, we offer commercial and residential water filtration systems that utilize reverse osmosis, providing the cleanest water possible for your drinking purposes. So it is time to stop wasting your money on bottled water. Contact us today for information on the different types of water filtration systems available to provide the highest level of cleanliness and convenience possible.