As the health freak in all of us grows, we are spending more money on buying bottled water under the assumption that it is the healthy way to go. Environmentalists, however, are promoting that people should rather just drink good old fashioned tap water instead.
The issue under discussion is that bottled water has a huge draining effect on the environment. In the United Kingdom, we use approximately 15 million bottles per day whereas majority of these bottles are not recycled. Even the transportation of these water bottles and keeping them cold is burning fossil fuels which gives off greenhouse gases.
A study found that 70% of popular water brands available in shops had high levels of bacteria. Researchers from C-crest Laboratories in Canada found that tap water actually had less bacteria then bottled water, with some brands found to have 100 times the above permitted levels.
What are the alternatives?
If you are worried about the toll your bottled water habit is taking on the earth as well as your health, why not give a drinking fountain another thought?
Generally speaking, water that comes out of your faucet is safe. Toxins in drinking water do not exceed limitations placed by your government. If you are still cautious about the quality of your water, check out where your water comes from and research water-quality or consumer- confidence reports from your water company. You can also view this on your monthly water utility bill.
Unlike a tap, most drinking water fountains are fitted with filtration systems that ensure the water that you consume is fresh, clean and continuously accessible. Many innovative filtration methods have been introduced to remove impurities from water.
This type of water dispenser is an economically and environmentally friendly sound choice. There is a vast range of fountains you can choose from to suit your workspace or lifestyle needs. From the plain to the stylish, you can choose a drinking water fountain that compliments the décor of the area where you want it to be installed as well as your budget.