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Bottled Water vs. In Home Filtration

Let’s talk about that bottle water that you’re drinking. Is it really a good investment? Does it really taste better than what you could get at home? Here are some things that you might not know:

  • 40% of bottled waters are taken directly from a municipal water source. It’s basically tap water in a bottle.
  • 22% of all bottled water has a level of contamination that is above the state limit for California municipal water systems.

Ok, so the water you are drinking out of a bottle may not be as good as what you could get out of the tap. But sometimes it’s still more convenient to drink out of the bottle. But should you really be using those disposable water bottles or refilling your own instead?

  • 13% of water bottles are recycled. So 87% of all bottles end up in landfills.
  • 17 million barrels of oil are used to produce bottles for bottle water ever year. That’s conservatively enough to run 1 million cars for a year.

These are all impressive numbers, but they don’t really hit you where it counts. Here’s the one number that will.
A gallon of bottled water bought in individual 16.9 oz bottles costs around $10 gallon. Water out of your tap costs $0.0015 per gallon. Yes – those numbers are right.
If you don’t like the chlorine taste of municipal water, consider adding an in home filtration system. Even if you go with the top of the line model, your unit will pay for itself after about 200 gallons of water. Depending on how much bottled water you drink, that could happen in as little as a few months.
If you happen to live in an area where municipal water doesn’t flow, you can get a water softener system to remove minerals from your water and couple it with a filter to clear out the salt and leave you with crystal clear drinking water.
Call the My Plumber CA team to discuss your filtered water options today.

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