Drinking enough water is extremely important in ensuring that you stay hydrated and healthy. But many people debate the difference between bottled water and filtered water. Which is better? Is there a difference? While there are many pros and cons to each type of water, it’s ultimately up to you to decide. Our Adeedo! plumbers want to offer some advice to help you choose.
Bottled water is a quick and convenient way to hydrate yourself when you are out and about. It’s easy to transport and you can buy a bottle wherever you are. Besides that, some people simply prefer the taste of bottled water compared to tap.
But, along with these pros come a few cons. Bottled water can be expensive if it’s all you drink. Some estimate that purchasing bottled water on a regular basis can cost the average family over $3,000 per year, which is a decent chunk of change.
In addition to added cost, the plastic bottles used to hold the water can wreak havoc on the environment, causing both land and air pollution due to improper disposal. With bottled water, you also risk contamination. Depending on the retailer, the water you’re drinking could just tap water, unpurified, stuck in a plastic bottle. In this case, you’d be spending a few bucks to drink water you could have easily gotten from your sink at home.
Filtered water is different from regular tap water based on the fact that it has gone through a filtration process to purify it and remove any contaminants. For some people, filtered water may smell and taste better than regular tap water because it doesn’t contain extra additives to destroy bacteria. You can build filtration systems right into your sink or use a more portable filter. All you have to do is fill up a glass or your bottle, and you’re good to go.
Filtration systems can range from specific faucets to whole-home solutions and, in the long run, will save you money compared to their bottled counterpart. Additionally, they eliminate the use of plastic.
While bottled water and filtered water each have their own sets of pros and cons, it’s ultimately up to you to decide which type is best for you and your family.
For more information on water filtration systems or help repairing or installing one, contact our San Bernardino, Orange County and Los Angeles plumbers online or by calling (833) 936-1791. We’d love to help!