On average, a single person spends about $100 a year on bottled water. This might not seem like a lot, but when you think of that in household size terms, a family of four would spend $2,400 on bottled water alone in five years. That is an extreme amount of money to spend on a product that might not even be much better than regular tap water. The plastic that bottled water is made from has harmful chemicals that can seep into your water and then infiltrate your body, causing illnesses or diseases to develop. Not to mention that if the bottled water sits in the sun at all, the plastic chemicals will create a “faux-estrogen” that will leach into the water. This “faux-estrogen” can cause breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. BPA (a plastic some water bottles are made from) has also been linked to adverse effects to children’s brains, prostate glands, and behavioral disorders.
Food and Water Watch notes that tap water is tested more frequently than bottled water, and more than half of our bottled water comes from tap water anyways, so that $100 a year is basically being spent for something that everyone already has for free in their house. So, while a water filter may seem more expensive than bottled water, it is actually cheaper in the long run. Water filtration systems are not only a cheaper option in the long run, but they are also better for the environment. Our water filtration systems do not require any replacements or maintenance, and will last as long as your house. The systems also work to keep the healthy, essential nutrients in your water, while also ensuring there is no hard water scale buildup in your pipe systems. Plus, you will be providing your loved ones with healthiest, most clean, and best tasting water on the market. By purchasing a whole water filtration system you will reduce your risk for several types of cancers, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal illnesses, mineral deficiencies, negative effects unfiltered water can have on the brain, and decreasing the risk for behavioral disorders in your children.
Still not convinced? By using a whole house water filtration system you are actually protecting your family in multiple ways. You are providing your loved ones with clean, filtered drinking water, but you are also ensuring that they are showering in clean, filtered water. This is extremely important, as a lot of toxins and chemicals, such as chlorine, can seep into the skin when a person is showering in warm water. A water filter will also make sure that your clothes are being washed in chemical-free water, so that no contaminants can seep into your skin while you wear them. And lastly, a water filter will make sure that your dishes are being washed in clean water, so no chemicals can seep into your food, and harm you or your loved ones. All of these additional benefits are something that bottled water can’t offer you, and another reason that a water filtration system is definitely worth the cost.