Advertisers have done a wonderful job through media markets to convince that their product is superior to the water that comes out of your faucets. It wasn’t that long ago that bottled water was almost non existent and everyone drank what came out of the tap. Today it seems that most people feel they are putting themselves and their children in some type of danger if they give them tap water.
The truth is that tap water is just as safe as bottled water. According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), “Generally, over the years, the FDA has adopted EPA standards for tap water as standards for bottled water. As a result, standards for contaminants in tap water and bottled water are very similar.”
In effect, you are paying high prices for water for the image that it is better when in reality it isn’t. For those of you who think your water “tastes funny,” the FDA points out that “tap water may sometimes look or taste differently, but that doesn’t mean it’s unsafe. In fact, the most dangerous contaminants are those that consumers cannot see, smell or taste…”
If you can, simply stop buying bottled water and drink your tap water by simply refilling empty bottles with tap water. If that won’t work in your situation, opt for purchasing a simple water filter to take away taste or color issues you may have. Purchasing a water filter such as a Brita water filter will be much less expensive than bottled water over the long run.
You can read how I save over $1000 a year drinking tap water since I stopped drinking soda.