There’s nothing wrong with always looking for new ways to cut back on our energy use. Though many people may think it is, fresh water is a nonrenewable resource, meaning there’s only a limited supply on the planet.
Although from a technical standpoint it can be used continuously for bathing and other non-consumable needs, most experts agree that there will be a marked decrease in the availability of drinking water in the coming years.
Water: not as renewable as you may think
The majority of Earth’s surface is comprised in H2O, but only a mere 3% is currently usable, and even this figure has been on the decline with the rise of pollutants and contaminants.
Sheer, global population growth has also rapidly depleted existing groundwater reserves, thus emphasizing the need for more conservative measures.
One of the ways homeowners can give back to the environment, save money, and ensure their families are consuming healthy, contaminant-free water, is by installing an at-home water filtration system.
A little known benefit of these devices that few people realize is that in addition to purifying drinking water, they also greatly aid in its conservation.
Aside from having the peace of mind that your drinking water is free from harmful pathogens (this is particularly true for people living in rural areas that are typically more subject to high contamination levels), you will get the dual benefit of a lower, monthly utility bill!
Drinking bottled water is more expensive and wasteful
The number of bottled water sold in the United States alone increased sevenfold from 1997-2005, and has now reached unprecedented heights. Nearly 40 billion bottles are purchased every year, which is unfortunate since there are no true benefits to choosing this type of water over the tap, not particularly when the latter is processed through a quality filtration system.
Bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, while tap water regulations are controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency, whose standards are much stricter with respect to testing procedures and the allowable number of parts per million contaminants.
As well, the production of the paper and plastic needed to make water bottles is in excess of 50 million gallons of oil.
You’re much better off installing a filtration system for both your at-home and on the go drinking water needs!