Why Filtered Water Is Better Than Tap WaterScott Follis
How many times have you wondered if filtered water is better than tap water? Find out the answer in our article.
Drinking tap water is a type of drink that existed long before all bottled water: it is a liquid that comes from the municipal aqueduct or from a public well, to which access is free to all.
Today, however, there are several alternatives that present us with water in a different guise: the one in the bottle above all, but let’s not forget also the microfiltered, purified types and those that involve the addition of substances such as mineral salts or aromas. Finally, it should be remembered that water is no longer only local, but can also reach our homes directly from mountain sources.
The Great Variety of Water Types Can Be Confusing: After all, water is water, right? Not exactly. While this drink may seem the same on the surface, there are three main categories that can differ enormously from each other. These are tap water, microfiltered water and bottled mineral water.
In This Article We Will Focus on The First Two Categories: In particular we will see what are the advantages of microfiltered water and why it is a more recommended choice than simple tap water.
A Drink That Can Hide Pitfalls
Tap water is usually frowned upon by those who want to hydrate, and although there are some myths, it is undeniable that this type can have negative sides:
Not optimal appearance and taste: home drinking water does not always appear clear to the eye and pure to the taste. Depending on its origin and the pipes of the system, there will be a more or less greater turbidity, and in severe cases a strong metallic taste. The difference in taste is typical of every home and can also be marked by simply changing the building, or by moving a few meters.
Treatments Not Always Safe: It is clear that as far as Italy is concerned, it can be said that the water from the aqueducts is generally safe for the health of consumers. This is because it is treated with substances designed to eliminate bacteria and other unwanted elements, but it is necessary to pay close attention to the treatments. It is precisely these that, in some cases, can make tap water dangerous: it is no coincidence that the safety regulations in this regard change quite often. Not only that: in its journey through land, groundwater and pipes, the water can be contaminated by some elements that can remain in small quantities even after purification. In short, you must pay attention to what you drink, and you are not always sure to consume a 100% safe drink.
Inequality for Isolated Locations: Another negative side of tap water is the tendency for it to deteriorate in taste in those countries or in buildings that are located in sparsely populated areas or located in the open countryside. This is because the aqueduct systems are checked less frequently, and consequently it takes longer to detect critical issues such as encrusted pipes or contaminated wells. Furthermore, the use of pesticides and similar toxins in fields can also have repercussions on underground aquifers.
These are some of the reasons that push consumers to turn to bottled water. However, even this typology presents quite evident criticalities, starting from the massive use of plastic they involve (with related disposal problems); moreover, it is good not to be fooled by the packaging: in some cases, poor regulation leads to the trade in bottles where the drink inside is simply tap water sold as a mineral.
Fortunately, there is an ideal solution to make sure you hydrate safely: it is microfiltered water.
Microfiltered Water: Clear, Good and Safe
This term indicates a drink that is purified through a special filtering system, designed to block and eliminate harmful substances from tap water. Here are all the advantages of this type:
Great Flavor And Great Clarity: Microfiltered water is the purest type of drink. This is also reflected in the taste and appearance: a sip is enough to realize that not only the treated water is perfectly drinkable, but also has zero agents that could potentially cloud everything. A perfect way to be sure of safe drinking and serving water for our family and guests.
Absence of Toxic Elements: If tap water may contain traces of harmful substances used for purification, the microfiltered one guarantees a composition without elements such as heavy metals or pesticides. Not only that: some types of filters allow you to protect yourself efficiently even from harmful bacteria and microorganisms.
Saving Money and Energy: Hydration is important, which is why you need to choose quality water. Having said that, this does not mean that it is necessary to spend an arm and a leg on bottled variants that praise who knows what beneficial properties: just use microfiltered water. Thanks to a domestic purification system, in fact, it is possible to limit the waste of plastic and consequently also to give a hand to the environment, while at the same time keeping in perfect health!