Water Quality Problem
Water quality, in general, has improved since the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1974, which was amended and reauthorized in 1986 and 1996. However, we still have problems that can be tough for local water municipalities to tackle. By law, the EPA is required to review each standard every six years, according to EPA.GOV. Six years seems like a long time before reviewing standards of something so imperative to our health. Of course, we can just go purchase bottled water to be safe; but at what cost to our monthly budget, not to mention the environment.
Bottled Water is NOT the solution.
Over the years bottled water has NOT been proven to be a solution! Here are some major factors why bottled water is not the answer.
- Matthew Boesler wrote an article for Business Insider in 2013, titled “Bottled Water Cost 2000 Times as Much as Tap Water”. Boelser calculated the average cost of $1.22 per gallon (when purchasing by the gallon), which is 300 times the cost of your tap water. However, given “that almost 2/3 of all bottled water sales are single 16.9oz bottles” the cost increases on a dramatic scale. Raising the cost per gallon of water to $7.50. Think about that for a little bit… What do you pay for regular gasoline?
- Five facts from thewaterproject.org:
- Bottles used to package water take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and if incinerated, they produce toxic fumes. It is estimated that over 80% of all single-use water bottles used in the U.S. simply become “litter.” Source: ValleyWater.org
- Recycling is only feasible in limited circumstances because only PET bottles can be recycled. All other bottles are discarded. Only 1 out of 5 bottles are sent to the recycle bin. Source: SunTimes
- U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of discarded water bottles alone. Source: idswater.org
- It takes over 1.5 million barrels of oil to meet the demand of U.S. water bottle manufacturing. This amount of oil far exceeds the amount needed to power 100,000 for a year, which does not include fossil fuel and emissions costs of greenhouse gases needed to transport the final product to market. Source: Sun Times
- It is estimated that actually 3 liters of water is used to package 1 liter of bottled water. Source: ValleyWater.org
Water Filtration Solution
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