Use Water Filters & Reusable Bottles

If you are buying bottled water you are paying too much!
Filling up a glass of water from the tap. Image by Balazs Justin via Shutterstock

A 2012 study found that on average bottled water costs about $1.22/gallon nationwide and 300x the cost of a gallon of tap water.

Plus: between 2005 and 2009, bottlers increased bottling of tap water more than six times as much as spring water. Tap water — not filtered, not from some magical source. So what are you paying for? Marketing and the illusion that bottled water is safer than tap water. The truth is that municipal tap water is regulated by the EPA which has strict authority for oversight and requirements of testing by certified labs. Water bottlers are regulated by the FDA which provides no greater water safety than tap water (U.S. Government Accountability Office 2009). It’s easy and cheap to take great-tasting water with you wherever you go. Just choose reusable bottles and filter your own water at home, either with a filter pitcher or filter on your faucet.  
Filling up a glass of water from the tap. Image by Balazs Justin via Shutterstock

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3 comments

Why is the natural gas industry exempt from the Clean Water Act and the Drinking Water Act. They are putting benzene and toluene in the water and sand they pump into the ground. If they do this in the top of the watershed what will stop it from coming into my water. What is the natural gas industry going yo do with the extra mixture?

Given the amount of medication flushed down the drain and winding up in our tap water, I think using tap water is hazardous to our health and spring water is preferable. No water filters can eliminate this medication, plus many other substances found in tap water.

Jumping on the green bandwagon without really thinking through the consequences is a knee-jerk reaction.

Cleanliness and being healthy are the top priority of my family. I have been persuaded in using water filter through this! It is beneficial for my whole family. Thanks a lot
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