What kind of water should I drink? Chances are that you have asked yourself this question many times but you have not found the answer. Not all waters are created equal, so how are you supposed to know what to go with on a hot day? Making a decision implies a lot of thought and consideration. Both tap water and bottled water are considered safe options. Which one is best for you? Continue reading to find out. It is important to know your water sources.

Bottled water

Bottled Water

Many people consider bottled water to be safer than tap water. It goes through a filtration system, so the taste, smell, and color are significantly improved. Consumers are more than happy to pay for bottled water, despite the fact that it is a lot more expensive than tap water. Why? You may ask. Because they value quality and convenience. Brands meet safety standards and they even make flavoured waters, which are healthier than fizzy drinks or other sugary beverages. As for convenience, you just grab a bottle and you are good to go.

However, bottled water is not as safe as it is thought to be. Researchers have found mold, germs, benzene, and even arsenic in bottled water. These are the same dangers that lurk into tap water. Actually, more than half of the bottled water comes from the tap. The water that you buy in a bottle has been altered in some way. Maybe the mineral content has been changed or maybe it is just purified. The point is that half of bottled water comes from public sources and you are simply paying for the label. You can find bottled water originating from natural sources, though. Look for labels such as “spring water” and “artesian water”.

Tap water

Tap Water

Drinking tap water is good for the environment, as it does not get contaminated with plastic particles. What is more, it is readily available. Tap water is continually supplied to homes, offices, and public spaces. Unfortunately, tap water has a bad reputation. People do their best to avoid it, thinking that tap water is contaminated with chemicals and bacteria. As a rule, tap water is drinkable. Water regulators demand for it to be tested on a regular basis. Tap water is more tested than bottled water, as a matter of fact. Only in rare cases, contaminants can get into the drinking water.

If the tap water tastes bad or smells funny, there is not necessarily a problem. This is due to the chemicals that have been used to clean the water. What happens is that the chemicals are still present in the drinking water the moment that it reaches your home. In order to keep your water tasting and smelling great, you can use a filter. They are very affordable. In addition to making the water tastier, the filter eliminates the harmful contaminants.

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