Bottled Water? A Water Filter is the Better Option!
By Tania Reuben
We’ve been sold.
Didn’t we know it the whole time, really?
Many years ago, when the trend towards bottled water began – I can recall thinking people are really paying for water, then it became, I’m paying for water. It became a habit. An expensive habit at that.
About four years ago we moved into a home with a water filtration system and unless I was going out, that became my water source.
A year ago I bought my first reuasable water bottle
Environmentally – the impact of plastic water is up to 1,000 times as bad as that of tap water. There is a sea of plastic in the middle of the pacific ocean and just because the bottles are recyclable, doesn’t mean they end up being recycled. In California less than 16% of water bottles are recycled. The rest end up in land fills.
But what’s the real story on the actual quality water?
Well, that it turns out is the question. The bottle water companies don’t really make that available to consumers. Unlike all city waters, which are tested multiple times daily, Water companies are only required to test weekly.
Is your bottled water worth it? An Environmental Working Group (EWG) investigation of almost 200 popular bottled water brands found less than 2 percent disclose the water’s source, how the water has been purified and what chemical pollutants each bottle of water may contain. Just 2 of the 188 individual brands EWG analyzed disclosed those three basic facts about their water.
Find a bottle or two that you love (fancy for me please), get a water filtration system and become your own water bottler.