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Bottle vs Tap: 10 Facts About Your Drinking Water


Tap filters, water jugs, bottled water, and plain old tap water. How do you choose? Is tap water really bad for you? Is bottled water best?

While water is vital to keep us hydrated and you should drink at least 8 to 10 glasses every day, choosing your water source can be difficult. Water in bottles is often treated differently than your tap water, and marketing efforts go both ways about the benefits and downfalls of bottled water. However, there are also concerns about what unsavory things could be in your tap water, depending on the city you live in.

There’s no need to be confused any more. With these ten facts about your drinking water, you’ll be better informed about the water you drink and where you get it from…

1. Regulated Tap Water

Throughout America, tap water is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Tap water that’s approved for drinking is absolutely fine for you to drink; misconceptions and lack of knowledge have instilled fear in some people, but regulated tap water is generally safe. Quality assurance is maintained through regular testing and reporting, making tap water just as safe as bottled water. It basically comes down to preference, convenience and cost—if your tap water is safe to drink, spending more money on bottled water than milk is a waste, not just economically, but all of that plastic waste also significantly impacts the environment.

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