Did you know that bottled water actually has negative affects on you? While the price is between $1-$2 for a bottled water, it can be mighty convenient to run into a convenient store and make the purchase. However, many water bottled brands just put tap water into the bottle and disguise it with an eye-catching label. According to ABC News, Aquafina water bottles originate from public water sources. The Natural Resources Defense Council explains that bottled water may not be any cleaner or safer than tap water. The National Geographic wrote an interesting articled titled, Why Tap Water is Better Than Bottled Water, which explains how much money bottled water companies are making but they are merely repackaging tap water. A reporter at ABC News states, “There are more standards regulating tap water in Europe and the United States than those applied to the bottled water industry.” Most of the time, water comes from a municipal supply, is treated then packaged and sold for too much money. Bottled water is regulated by the FDA while tap water is regulated by the EPA. The EPA has much stricter restrictions and regimes, and the EPA must send an annual water quality report to its residents. Bottled water also costs 2,000x more than tap water because of the plastic encasing bottle. In depth research also shows that a majority of purchased bottled water does not get recycled.
There are several different types of water filtration methods which we will explore in-depth. If you need water filtration for your home, give us a call at 800-428-8001! Distillation Distillation is the oldest form of water filtration where water is heated to boiling and the water vapor rises to a condenser. The cooling water lowers the temperature and the vapor is condensed, collected and stored. A majority of the contaminants remain in the liquid phase vessel. In some cases there are carry-overs that are found in the distilled water. Ion Exchange This process occurs when water percolates through bead-like spherical resin materials. Ions in the water are then exchanged to fix the beads.The two common types of methods are softening and deionization. Softening is used to reduce water hardness and reverse osmosis. The beads in the softener are used to exchange two sodium ions for calcium and magnesium ions that are removed. Deionization occurs when the beads exchange hydrogen ions for cations hydroxyl ions for anions. When used with other methods, deionization can be a crucial factor of a total water purification system. Reverse Osmosis Reverse osmosis is one of the most popular water filtration methods because it removes a wide-range of contaminants which can be a hazard to your health. This process happens when most contaminants are pushed out from the water through a semi-permeable membrane.