Reasons to Choose Tap Water Over Bottled

Published On August 12, 2009 | By Tomás Bosque | Take Action

A recent post on FitSugar noted seven reasons why is makes sense to choose tap water over bottled water. Here is a clip from that list:

Sipping bottled water has become such a habit for people trying to live healthier – think Jennifer Aniston and her Smartwater ads. Choosing water over sugary sodas is great, but many people think bottled water is healthier than good ol’ water from the tap. And cleaner too. But research has found that is not true. In fact, bottled water could contain more impurities than tap water  that’s not smart at all. Here are seven reasons to skip the bottled water and opt for tap.

  1. Tap water is highly regulated. It is regularly checked for traces of E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria. The FDA doesn’t hold the same rules for bottled water.
  2. Tap water must be tested for coliform bacteria 100 or more times a month. Bottled water companies are only required to test once a week.

Reasons to Choose Tap Water Over Bottled [via FitSugar]

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3 Responses to Reasons to Choose Tap Water Over Bottled

  1. Wil says:

    Tap water is usually pretty good, but a lot of people use a filter system anyways. I mean it is better to be safe than sick, right?

    • Toms Bosque says:

      @Wil Yes indeed. The scary thing about the bottled-water industry is the fact that water goes unregulated compared to tap water.

  2. Wil says:

    I find it wierd that they regulate tap water so closely when nearly all of it goes down the drain, but the water that goes right into our bodies is not regulated at all. What is that all about?

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