In recent months we have been bombarded with reports on drinking water crises brought to light by the disastrous stories coming out of Flint, Michigan and now, all across America more stories are popping up about concerns over lead in our drinking water. This new heightened awareness of contaminates is backed by an increase in testing by both residents and government agencies which has lead to an increase in the sale of bottle water… a more attractive solution by families everywhere – but is it the best solution?
The sale of bottle water has been skyrocketing, but is it the best solution… both for our body or our pocketbook? In a Business Insider article titled “Bottle Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water” Matthew Boesler starts out with a statement by ConvergEx Group Chief Market Strategist Nick Colas on bottle water consumption and the costs to consumers “…at an average cost of $1.22 per gallon, consumers are spending 300 times the cost of tap water to drink bottled water.” Boesler goes on to state “In fact, that number could be even higher, writes Colas in a note to clients. ‘The [bottled water] industry grossed a total of $11.8 billion on those 9.7 billion gallons in 2012, making bottled water about $1.22/gallon nationwide and 300x the cost of a gallon of tap water,’ Colas says. ‘If we take into account the fact that almost 2/3 of all bottled water sales are single 16.9oz (500 mL) bottles, though, this cost is much, much higher: about $7.50 per gallon, according to the American Water Works Association. That’s almost 2,000x the cost of a gallon of tap water and twice the cost of a gallon of regular gasoline.’”
Years ago our family cut out soft drinks and began drinking tap water… but I hated the chlorine taste. Then we started drinking bottled water but when I looked at the label and saw how they were filtered I had to ask why am I spending all this money to have someone else filter the water? It’s the convenience we’re paying for, and like so many other households, money and how we spend it is important.
As I began researching for a solution best suited for our family, we tried many different brands of water filters. After it was all said and done, we chose the PureH2O™ line of water filters. Why? Convenience, durability and you guessed it, affordability. What I didn’t know was how safe our water now is… checking the benefits it reduces over 60 commonly occurring contaminants including lead which has been on the minds of so many in the news lately. And for a replacement for those expensive water bottles, see below about the PureH2O™ Filtered Water Bottle.
One of the greatest features I found with the PureH2O™ family of filters is the diversity of systems. They not only have the Countertop Water Filter system, but also the very convenient and easy to install Under Counter Installation Kit that comes with a stylish faucet which we installed in our home. Not only have we fallen in love with this systems but so have customers – and like us they also use filtered water in their cooking… there is a significant difference especially when making coffee. We can never go back!
As mentioned, the PureH2O™ Under Counter Installation Kit comes with a very attractive faucet which easily complimented our kitchen with a very smart, modern look. But looks only goes so far… this very handy high neck design swings to easily accommodate filling containers either on the counter or by swinging back over the sink to fill larger containers. For years we enjoyed the Countertop Water Filter however the challenge was we could not fill containers and use the main faucet at the same time. The Under Counter Installation allows us to use the sink faucet while using the water filter.
Our skin is the body’s largest organ. Not only does it help protect our body as a waterproof, insulating shield against extreme temperature, damaging sunlight and harmful chemicals, our skin also exude toxins from the body as well as having many other functions. Our skin is also used in Vitamin D synthesis from sunlight, a very important fact to remember… we should all try to get some sun on a continual basis, but not so much to get a sun burn. Although our skin does insulate us from many harmful chemicals, when we bombard our skin with chlorine on a daily basis (depending how often one showers) the body has to not only filter out the chlorine, but because chlorine kills bacteria, good bacteria on which our skin relies on is also killed.
One of the main reasons for our getting the shower filter was due to the adverse effects chlorine has on intestinal flora… it destroys most of the good bacteria and because of my Ulcerative Colitis, I could not afford putting more undue stress on my system. I highly recommend checking out the awesome PureH2O™ Shower Filter… I love the refreshing and soothing effects it has on our body now that chlorine is no longer being absorbed through our skin’s pores. And not only does it greatly reduce chlorine, it also balances the water’s pH level as well as filtering out harmful volatile organic compounds (VACs). And just like the above mentioned kitchen filters, it is easily installed in minutes. I just cannot say enough about our PureH2O™ Shower Filter.
No more expensive bottle water for me. Above I mentioned bottled water and why the demand is up. Our family is no different from most others in America, or anywhere else in the world as far as saving money. Bottle water is costly, both from a pocket book and an environmental perspective. It costs money to make a plastic bottle, filter the water, fill and ship bottles. It is also expensive on our environment when thrown into the garbage… yea recycling is the way to go. But an even better solution is the latest from PureH2O™ is their Filtered Water Bottle. The savings are astounding, but the convenience simply put is awesome. According to their brochure, Saving hundreds of dollars by treating upwards of 80 gallons of drinking water, or about 400 refills, it is a never ending source of filtered water from your drinking water taps. Check out this quick video below… what a great way to save time, energy and money.