It’s crazy to think that every year more than $100 billion is spent on bottled water. Bottled water can be a trusted option for some countries that do not have a safe source of tap water. In the United States though, tap water is federally regulated and screened often for dangerous pollutants. So why should we stop depending on bottled water?
Plastic bottles usually contain bisphenola A (BPA). It’s a chemical linked to reproductive problems and heart disease. More and more businesses are trying to make reusable water bottles made of aluminum and stainless steel varieties instead. It is more common now to find products advertised as “BPA-free” products.
Activists around the country have been taking steps to reduce the use of plastic bottles and encouraging people to drink tap water instead. This is not just happening in the United States. A city in Australia banned plastic bottled waters from store shelves in 2009. They installed water fountains around the city instead.
Plastic bottles also contribute to excessive waste (more than 80% of recyclable plastic bottles end up in landfills each year) and cost a thousand times more than from tap water at home. A 2008 investigation by the Environmental Working Group found that some bottled water is tainted with untested industrial chemicals. It is sometimes not even as clean as tap water. The plastic used in plastic bottles can pose more contamination than the water itself. They can have chemicals such as DEHA, a human carcinogen, and BBP, a hormone disruptor. Each gulp from the water bottle includes bits of these harmful bacteria. Another problem many people may not know is that many bottled water companies draw water from public water sources and then resell it at almost three thousand times the price of regular tap water. So essentially you are paying more for the same water you can get from the tap at home.
So now that you know the facts, swap out your plastic water bottle for a reusable aluminum or stainless steel bottle and enjoy safe water from your own home! Gillece Services can help to assure you that your tap water is clean with an inspection that reveals potential issues with the water. We also offer a variety of water cleansing and conditioning systems to remove impurities and soften water that will make a noticeable improvement in the quality of your drinking water. Remember tap water is just as clean if not cleaner than water from plastic bottles! Make a difference in the world and for your health by ditching the plastic bottle for good. Call Gillece today with any questions!