Drinking water has turned from simply having a way to hydrate to an entire industry of people that are trying to sell their brand and their style of filtered or purified water. The bottled water industry offers hundreds of brands of drinking water to choose from and it seems that everyone has their favorite. The process that it takes to prepare the water so it can be bottled and sold is the same few ways. The water can be purified which is usually accomplished with something like reverse osmosis or distilling the water. This creates a clean and drinkable water. Another process is Spring Water that some people assume is coming straight from a spring and put in a bottle. They believe that this water is more pure and has no extra impurities because it is in an underground source rather than a surface level water. This water is more comparable to tap water than it is to any other type of water. Filtered water is another type of water that is bottled often and is a really great option for some clean and clear water. The water is treated with a filtered system as the name suggests.
AAA Water Team has reasons why purchasing bottled drinking water may be putting your health at risk and the environment.
Why are Plastic Bottles Bad for the Environment?
We all know that buying our drinking water one plastic bottle at a time is bad for the environment. Most people have been talked to or read about plastic products and the fact that they are not able to degrade down and will sit in landfills for thousands of years. The landfills will get full fast and each bottle that you use and throw away will be part of the problem. A much better option that you can use to get your drinking water is to call AAA Water Team and have them install a whole home water filtration system that you can use to get that same great taste while not using plastic bottles.
Is it Safe to Drink Water from Plastic Bottles?
People are starting to recognize that the plastic they are storing their drinking water in can actually have harmful chemicals in them. The chemicals are in the bottle and when it is opened the air is now the new home to many contaminants that can be harmful when breathed in for a long period of time. Many bottled water companies use BPA-free plastic, but laced in are other chemicals that can seep out if bottles sit around for a long time or are exposed to heat.