When it comes to water, I am very picky. I have a faucet filter currently in my kitchen, but that will change soon. While I live in a small town, we have plenty of farms surrounding the town center. For that reason, many years ago I did my homework and choose a Pur water filter. The reason being that Pur promised to remove more contaminants than Britta. Here is a recent article which covers what Pur removes. I am looking into a better filter system for my apartment as I have heard that an ingredient in the Pur filters is harmful to marine life. I am not linking you to that information until I verify the facts. I will keep you updated as I learn more.
I carry a stainless steel water bottle everywhere I go. It’s easy and convenient. I filter the water directly from my faucet mounted filter and away I go. If I run out I will fill the bottle with tap water, but it’s rare when I do run out. The children have been taught to fill up before going out as well.
While water is good and necessary for our bodies, which is made up of over 70% water, to stay hydrated and healthy the practice of drinking bottled water isn’t. The cost of bottled water far exceeds the dangers to our own health. The bottled water industry is not regulated as our food is, and knowing the problems with our food that’s pretty bad. You can be drinking straight water from a tap that isn’t properly maintained. But the cost to the environment is even higher. The manufacturing process of a single bottle for water uses more water to produce that bottle than the amount we drink from it. Here is more information on bottled water.