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Filtered vs. Bottled Water – Which is Best?

Filtered vs. Bottled Water – Which is Best?

Drinking Water, Drinking Water System, Reverse Osmosis | By: admin

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“Drink more water … drink more water.” It’s a common message in the media these days, especially since drinking water has been proven to have many health benefits.  What many people don’t know, however, is that hidden contaminants in the water they drink could actually be sabotaging their health instead of improving it.

 

Disadvantages of bottled water

While it is true that bottled water is convenient, easily accessible, and portable, some would argue that its disadvantages far outweigh its advantages. Here are just a few of the reasons why bottled water may not be your best choice when trying to manage or increase your water intake:

 Costs more money – It is far cheaper to get safe, great-tasting water from a water filter at your tap than buying bottled water.

  • Higher energy cost – Greater energy is required to manufacture plastic bottles, fill them, and then transport the finished product than is required to filter water at the tap and fill a reusable glass or stainless steel bottle.
  • Environmental concerns – Even though most bottled water is housed in bottles that are recyclable, studies have shown that less than half of them actually do get recycled. That means more garbage in landfills and anywhere else they get left behind.
  • Subject to less scrutiny – Municipal water sources are required to undergo water testing at regular intervals and publish the test results for community members to see … not so with bottled water. Even though it looks clear and sparkling, there may be hidden contaminants in bottled water that could actually be dangerous to your health.
  • Plastic problems – The plastic bottle itself can contain various chemicals, byproducts, and impurities that can make their way into the water it holds. That means when you down a bottle of water, you could be getting more than you bargained for.

 

Filtered water – the bottled water alternative

Fortunately, there is still a way to get great tasting water that’s convenient and safe to drink – introducing the reverse osmosis system (RO). There’s no need to lug cases of bottled water from the store to your car, from the car into the house, and then into the fridge.

 Instead, install a water filter, such as a reverse osmosis (RO) system, right under your kitchen sink and enjoy fresh, clean drinking water straight from the tap all day long. When you need to take it to go, just fill a glass or stainless steel reusable bottle.

Matilija Pure Water Systems makes having a home water filtration system easy.

We offer both purchase and rental options. Installation is quick and easy.

With a Reverse Osmosis unit from Matilija you will enjoy unlimited clean pure water for a fraction of the cost of bottled water.

 

Posted in Santa Barbara Water Facts.