Drop the Bottle! Drink Filtered Water Instead.

iStock_000019689327_Medium - CopyLounging around the neighborhood pool this summer, I am aware of how many people still choose to buy bottled water.  True, it is convenient to toss a few in a cooler when heading out to the pool or beach, but there are so many better alternatives these days, so it still surprises me to see how many people still do it!  The latest published statistics state that over half of all Americans drink bottled water!

I thought this might be a good time to remind myself as well as others why we need to “drop the bottle” and filter water at our homes instead:

Reason #1:  Negative environmental impact.  The production and transportation of bottled water wastes our precious fossil fuels. It takes a plastic water bottle 1,000 years to bio-degrade. Knowing that 80% of water bottles end up in our landfill; that’s a pretty scary statistic! When not recycled, bottles produce mass amounts of litter, not only in landfills, but in our lakes, rivers and oceans.

Reason #2: Cost.  The average American spends over $100 per year on bottled water (think $400 per 4 person family on WATER).

These are just my two top reasons to drop the bottle.  There are obviously many more.  You can find detailed reports and statistics at The Water Project. Or read 15 Outrageous Facts about Bottled Water.

Additionally, if you buy bottled water because you feel that it is safer and tastes better than general tap water, there are many alternative options available to you.  Visit FiltersFast.com to find a full range of water filtration devices including whole house filtration systems, faucet mount filters, refrigerator filters, filtered water pitchers and water bottles (to throw in the cooler for the pool or beach).  These days, home water filtration options are endless.

Aside from the better taste and smell that filtered water provides, there are other benefits to filtering water as well:

  • More cost effective than buying bottled water
  • Eliminates the environmental impact of bottled water
  • Filtering removes unwanted, harmful contaminates from drinking water

This summer, when you head out to the pool, or pack a cooler for the beach, or venture out for a nice hike or picnic, forget the disposable water bottles!  Use instead a reusable filtered water bottle or fill some other reusable container with clean filtered water from your refrigerator or other home filtration device.

Check FiltersFast.com for available options.

5 thoughts on “Drop the Bottle! Drink Filtered Water Instead.

  1. If this happens, then the water filter is most likely not snapped in all the way. If you feel that it is, and you’re still having issues, it could be the water valve leading to the refrigerator. To check, re-install the old filter. If water comes out of the old filter and not the new filter, then there is an installation problem with the new filter and not the water valve. If water does not come out of the old or new filter, then the problem is the water valve. If the water valve is the problem, it is best to get a professional to look into it.

  2. To whom it may concern:
    Re: Whirlpool refrigerator Model No. WRF560seyoo and /s
    I purchased a new Whirlpool refrigerator in May 2013. Since then I always replace the water filters when message comes on to change it. Some have worked well but the last one didn’t work at all (the water would not come out after I replaced the water filter). I put in another brand new filter and the same thing happened. So now I have no water from the device on the door.

    Please let me know what is happening and how it can be fixed.

  3. WELL ITS ABOUT TIME YOUR OBSERVATIONS ARE BEING REVEALED. I personally can’t stand bottled water, I never could. It left a funny taste in my system and that was enough for me to NOT even buy it anymore.

  4. We have been pioneers in the filter water business for over 30 years and have
    served on the advisor board water technology magazine . We know water
    coming from the plumbing business we have seen it all!.

    Here is where the problem lies, Lack of education by the media because they
    do not know how to write about water especially filters all they know is BRITA.

    People have tried filters and would not change the cartridges and went back
    to buying bottled water.

    The water companies don’t show any interest in educating their customers.

    So now what?

    1. drink it and trust the water companies.
    2. buy it!
    3. purify it!
    4. do nothing.

    Medically speaking we will die within days without water, but the medical
    doctors do not ask what fluids are we drinking. My mechanic pulls the dip stick and checks under the hood. Not the medical industry why?

    Solution,( Filter your water, or be the filter) If you want “PURITY with SECURITY” buy a one micron absolute filter for your home a.s.a.p.

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