4 Reasons to Tap Into the Benefits of Water Filters and Say Bye to Bottled Water in Reading, MA
Flint, MI was thrust into the national media spotlight due to a municipal water crisis in which the public’s water supply was contaminated with lead. Though lead contamination is a rare occurrence in today’s modern times, Flint’s water crisis sparked national concern over tap water quality and safety, leading many people to believe that bottled water is healthier option. But that’s not necessarily the case.
Residents of Flint, MI are being supplied with bottled water until the corroded pipes which contaminated the public water supply are replaced. In addition to this, a sustainable option would be to install water filters in Flint households, which is exactly what 300 volunteer union plumbers did at no cost to residents. By installing new plumbing fixtures and water filters, Flint, MI residents were finally able to enjoy high quality tap water that beats bottled!
With over a century of professional plumbing experience, Waldman Plumbing and Heating, Inc. understands why you might be wary of tap water quality, especially in the wake of Flint’s water crisis. We’ve worked hard to tailor our plumbing services to address these concerns. We’re proud to offer a top notch whole house water filtration service that allows you enjoy the cleanest, purest water out of every plumbing fixture in your home.
Here’s why we think you should enjoy the tap water quality in Reading, MA with a home water filter!
Though it’s common knowledge that BPA plastic is bad for you, BPA-free plastic water bottles can still carry health risks and may contain hormone-disrupting chemicals. These toxins can leach into the water over time and if exposed to heat. Phthalates have also been found in bottled water.
Nearly 25% of all bottled water is nothing but purified tap water in flashy packaging, the cost of which can be as much as 2,900 times that of tap water. That’s why choosing tap water makes so much more “cents”!
It’s environmentally friendly
Tap water isn’t just budget friendly but it’s environmentally friendly too. The oil needed to meet America’s annual demand for bottled water can be as much as 17 million barrels! Add to that the fact that the majority of plastic water bottles aren’t recycled but end up in landfills.
Strict water quality regulations
The government regulated standards for tap water quality are stricter than those for bottled due to the 1974 passing of the Safe Water Drinking Act. Depending on population size and other factors, some municipalities test their water quality as often as hourly. On the other hand, the purity standards for bottled water often aren’t as high.
Say goodbye to bottled water for good and say hello to the benefit of a whole house water filter! Give Waldman Plumbing and Heating a call today to enjoy the tap water quality of Reading, MA!