There is a long standing debate over whether or not the water that comes from your tap is safe to drink. Some people think it has contaminants that are removed when water is filtered, others think that filtered water tastes better, but is tap water really unsafe to drink? You have several options when it comes to your drinking water, but you may be wondering which one is best? AAA Water Team is here to talk about tap water and whether or not you should be worried if you are drinking it.
U.S. Drinking Water Quality
When you leave the U.S., there are some areas of the world that you need to be concerned about the tap water. When you are in the U.S., generally speaking, you are safe drinking water straight from the tap. Some people don’t prefer the taste of water from the tap, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t safe. There are actually a couple of health benefits to drinking tap water. There are several minerals that are important to your health that can be found in tap water. Depending on the area where you live, your water source could have fluoride in the tap water which promotes oral health.
Chemical Contaminants in Tap Water
Just like the good things that are found in tap water to benefit your health, there are also some contaminants found in tap water that can be harmful. There are some people that are encouraged by their doctor to avoid drinking tap water because they may have compromised immune systems. These people may include:
• Pregnant Women
• Chemotherapy Patients
• Some HIV Positive
• Infants & Children
Bottled Water Isn’t Always Better
Sometimes bottled water can be deceiving. Depending on the brand, you may be drinking water right out of the tap. Not only that, plastic water bottles aren’t environmentally friendly. The restrictions on water safety are much more strict when it comes to tap water than bottled water. Before you reach for that bottle of water, make sure it is in fact filtered, because there is a good chance you are drinking tap water.
How to Make Tap Water Taste Better; With a Filter
There is no way around it, some people just don’t like the taste of their tap water. If you are one of those people that can’t get around the way your tap water tastes, you may want to consider some sort of filtration system in your home. These come in many different varieties including whole home filtration systems, filtration pitcher and filtration device attached to your faucet.
Pure, Filtered Water Systems in Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida.
If you are looking for a way to get great tasting water without the plastic bottles that aren’t always better than the water straight from your tap, a water filtration system in your home might be the answer for you. At AAA Water Team, we offer high quality water filtration systems that will deliver great tasting water that is great for the environment and your health. Contact us for a consultation today.