Think bottle water is cleaner or healthier than tap water? Think again. A new 2011 bottled water study from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) encourages consumers to drink filtered tap water until there are stronger labeling standards for water bottlers. Aquarius Water Conditioning is working to help residents assess the quality of their tap water and determine if water treatment is needed.
More than half of 173 bottled water brands that EWG surveyed failed a transparency test: 18 percent of the products didn’t list the source, and 32 percent didn’t disclose any details on water treatment or purity.
Did you know that bottled water companies aren’t required by the Food and Drug Administration to disclose where their water comes from or how pure it is? The National Resources Defense Council says 25 percent of all bottled water—or more—actually is just tap water.
Since tap water quality can vary and may contain traces of contaminants and bacteria, it’s important for consumers to take steps to ensure the quality of the water their family drinks. With the proper filtration system at home, you can be confident that your glass of tap water is free of virtually all contaminants, including chromium-6 and other chemicals that have been in the news.
When switching from bottled water to tap water, homeowners should first assess the quality of their water by getting a thorough water quality evaluation to see if a filtration system is needed. Many water treatment professionals, like Kinetico dealer Aquarius Water Conditioning offer free in-home testing to residents in areas near Little Canada, Andover and Brainerd Minnesota and Eau Claire, Hayward and Siren Wisconsin.
Water filtration systems, such as those using reverse-osmosis technology, provide a proven barrier against harmful chemicals. The Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) to significantly reduce more contaminants than most other R.O. systems and can be customized to meet each resident’s individual water filtration needs.
If you are interested in learning more about the EWG study or water filtration solutions, please contact Aquarius Water Conditioning.
Headquartered in Newbury, Ohio, U.S.A., Kinetico is a leading manufacturer of water treatment systems. An extensive network of Kinetico dealers serving residential and commercial customers has helped more than a million people in nearly 100 countries experience the benefits of better water. Since 1970, Kinetico has prided itself on creating state-of-the-art water treatment systems that serve customers in an expanding variety of applications. The company also has offices and facilities in the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Denmark. Further information is available at www.kinetico.com.