We all know that water is a vital nutrient for life for several reasons. Water helps regulate our internal body temperature, aids in digestion, helps eliminate waste, forms saliva, lubricates our joints, and most importantly acts as a shock absorber for our brain and spinal cord. But concerns over the quality of water in our taps has led to an increase in our consumption of bottled water.
Besides quality, bottled water is also highly convenient in our modern life. However, as we all know by now using disposable packaged bottled water is very damaging to the environment. Only 1 in 5 plastic bottles is recycled, the remainder end up being buried or become part of litter. More than 100 million plastic bottles are used worldwide every day, which means that each day at least 80 million plastic bottles contribute to environmental hazards. Plastic water bottles are petroleum based. Just in the United States, it takes 1.5 million barrels of oil to meet the demands, and an estimated 1,500 plastic bottles end up as waste in landfills or thrown in the ocean every second. Not to mention the water waste that goes into packaging bottles. It takes 3 liters of water to package 1 bottle of water.
In recent years there has been a trend towards reusable water bottles because of the environmental damage that occurs as a result of our bottled water habits. However, there’s another reason to switch to reusable water bottles and refill through our taps, which is cost. 90 percent of the cost of bottled water is due to the packaging, not the water quality, so we end up mostly paying for the convenience. It is estimated that each American spends approximately $100 a year on bottled water, and this is based on the occasional purchase and not regular usage. Only 10 percent of what you pay is for the water itself. On the other hand if you invest in a Reverse Osmosis water filtration system and a reusable water bottle, you not only help save the environment but it is also far more cost effective for you because the cost of the water filtration system is less than what a family of four would pay for the occasional bottled water each year.
The Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration is one of the most popular and best water filtration methods available. The Reverse Osmosis water purification process is a simple and straightforward water filtration process. It is accomplished by water pressure pushing tap water through a semipermeable membrane to remove impurities from water. This is a process in which dissolved inorganic solids (such as salts) are removed from a solution (such as water). A reverse osmosis system is one of the most extensive methods of filtration and removes 98% of dissolved solids, which makes it healthier to drink.
Benefits of a Reverse Osmosis Filtration System
- Harmful dissolved contaminants reduced
- Sodium reduced
- Bad tastes and odors reduced
- More environmentally friendly than bottled water
- Easy to install and maintain
- Fits under the kitchen sink
Contact us to find out more about the Reverse Osmosis system and get the best water for your well-being.