Bottled Water - Why Delivery Beats Single Use

Did you know that as much as 45% of all individually bottled water sold in grocery stores and gas stations comes from a city water system? Is the bottled water your drinking no different from plain old tap water? How much do you really know about your bottled water?

Many consumers choose bottled water because they worry over the quality of their tap water, but unfortuantely, never check to see if the bottled water they are drinking is really any better. In many cases bottled water is of even lower quality than municipal tap water. We look at that expensive price tag on each bottle thinking that a higher price assures higher quality, but in reality over 90% of that cost is in the label, lid and creating the bottle itself. 

Knowing the company you're buying from is the first step to having the reassurance to know that your water is not only cleaner and healthier but also the best you can get whether it is from single-use bottles or a delivery option.

So, how do you choose the best bottled water company for you? Start with the basics. The first question you should ask is...

Is my bottled water just tap water?

There's a quick and easy way to find out. Just check the back of your bottle and see if it lists the source as a "municipal water supply".

Bottled water can be significantly more expensive than just tap water. For some companies, this is because you are essentially paying for the process of filtering the water through either reverse osmosis or other sophisticated water filtration system. The extra cost covers the maintenance of the equipment as well as the cost of having the water tested and bottled. 

This actually leads to the next importnat question to ask...

What are the standards for bottled water?

Not every company is held to the same standards. The best one to choose is one that exceeds regulations to provide the best water available. Look for a company that abides not only by the FDA regulations but also by the strict standards set out by the IBWA. Don't choose a company that only just meets the requirements. Look for a company that exceeds them. 

But all of this info doesn't only apply to bottled water options. There are other water choices out there.

I don't drink bottled water. What are my options?

Not everyone chooses to drink bottled water; however, there are plenty of instances aside from everyday use that someone would want to purchase bottled water. A few include:

  • Outdoor events
  • States of emergency
  • Reports of contaminated tap water
  • Traveling

During these events, it's important to choose a company that will provide clean, refreshing and safe drinking water for you and your family. Likewise, the same criteria as above apply to any water delivery company you choose. 

If you prefer to not purchase single-use water bottles, then point-of-use may be a good option for you.

What is point-of-use?

Point-of-use water filtration systems that offer in-home water filtration are a safe, convenient way to get great tasting water on-tap. These systems are the most convenient and economical options for having pure, safe, great tasting water always close at hand. You can easily refill your own reusable bottles at a fraction of the cost of bottled water options.

These systems filter out lead, chlorine, as well as other contaminants right at the point of use so you never need worry about the quality of your drinking water.

The convenience doesn't end there. Simply contact your local water delivery system that offers these point of use water filtration systems. They will deliver one to your home and if you choose to rent the unit, they will cover all repairs and maintenance!

Easy, affordable, deliciously pure drinking water without the hassle or environmental cost makes it easy to see why using a water delivery system is becoming the preferred water option for Colorado Springs residents.

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