Kick the Bottled Water Habit

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Many people believe that bottled water is safer than tap water and that plastic bottles get recycled. However, think before you drink – you maybe surprised about some facts that will help you kick the bottled water habit.

  • 40% of the bottled water sold in the U.S. is filtered tap water.
  • 70% of bottled water does not cross state lines making it exempt from FDA oversight.
  • Studies have found fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, disinfectants, and other chemicals in bottled water.
  • Tap water costs about $0.002 per gallon compared to the $0.89 to $8.26 per gallon charge for bottled water.
  • Plastic bottles can leach chemicals into the water if left in the sun, heated up, or reused several times.
  • 88% of empty plastic water bottles in the United States are not recycled and it can take 450 years for a plastic water bottle to breakdown
  • It takes the equivalent of about 17.6 million barrels of oil in the production of the plastic bottles to meet our demand
  • It can take nearly 7 times the amount of water in the bottle to actually make the bottle itself.

So what’s the solution? Purchase a reusable water bottle and if you don’t like the taste or odor of your tap water or you are concerned about your tap water’s safety, give Sci-Chem Water Treatment a call at (407) 301-4655  to schedule your free in-home water analysis.  We have many options to choose from to fit every budget.


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