Many people think that if they buy a bottle of water they are getting quality contaminant-free water. That is not necessarily true. Many bottled water companies aren't using anything more than well water to fill their bottles. The bottles set in a warehouse without the caps on so dust, dirt and debris can enter at any given moment. You may not like to think about all the things that could have fallen into the bottle before it was filled with water. It sure isn't a comforting thought if you ask me. I have even read that they don't even sanitize them before they fill them with water. Makes me wonder how safe and healthy the water inside that bottle can be.
With a water filtration system, you can fill your own bottles and or cups to go. You are also doing so with the knowledge that the water you are putting in those cups and bottles is contaminant free. The Faucet mount water filters filter 2000 gallons of water before you need to change the cartridge and they remove hundreds of contaminants from your tap water. They are leaving you with clean, clear, great tasting and odor free water for drinking. They even have a diverter switch so you can change between filtered and nonfiltered water.
Countertop water filters are also a nice idea as they filter 10,000 - 30,000 gallons of water before needing to replace the cartridges. They sit neatly on your countertop and hook right to your kitchen faucet, and also have a diverter switch. They remove hundreds of contaminants; some even remove silt, sand, and dirt, as well as insecticides, pesticides, and VOC's. Depending on which model you choose for your needs. Undersink Water Filters do the same thing as the countertop except they are tucked away under your kitchen sink and they have their own faucet to get the filtered water out of. They remove hundreds of contaminants along with silt, sand, dirt as well as VOC's, insecticides, and pesticides depending on the unit you choose.
Now if you think that you are getting contaminant-free water in that bottle you pay over $1.00 for at the gas station or store, you may just want to think again. The only way to ensure the water you and your family consume daily is contaminant free, is to invest in a water filter for your home. The filters mentioned above are point of use filters and only filter the water coming out of that faucet. If you want to filter all the water used in your home, you will need a Whole house water filter system..
With the purchase of a water filter, you will feel better about the water being put into your glass. You will also save money by not having to buy bottled water daily or weekly. You will be able to fill your own bottles for a fraction of the cost of a store-bought bottle of water. Also, the landfills will not fill up with all those empty bottles that have no other use.