A large percentage of bottled water is just glorified tap water anyway – so what are you really paying for?
While you might think that your bottled water is from a pristine mountain spring full of minerals, that’s almost never the case… Popular brands like Aquafina (by PepsiCo) and Dasani (by Coca-Cola) are just straight up purified tap water. They take their water from city water systems, run it through more filtering, bottle it, and sell it at a huge markup. Look for the terms “public water”, “municipal source”, or “community water” on bottles, which indicates it’s filtered tap water – but brands aren’t required to disclose this. Those that say “artesian” or “spring” water are typically not from the tap, but are typically MORE expensive and still packaged in plastic that is horrible for our environment. Plastic water bottles create an estimated 1.5 million tons of trash per year!
So, if you want to save yourself a ton of money AND protect our environment, stop buying bottled water. Getting a good water filter for your home is the way to go.
As I’m sure you’re aware, most tap water that isn’t properly filtered is tainted with contaminants like… read more
opinion: There are many other filtered systems out there, but be sure that it filters everything out this articles is talking about. We no longer drink tap water and have not in years. We also use filters on our shower heads to filter out all the chemicals. We hope this article was enlightening!