The ongoing public water crisis in Flint, MI highlights national concerns over the safety of tap water. Though lead contamination of municipal water supplies is an extremely rare occurrence, the Flint water crisis has added fuel to the fire in the debate over public water quality and whether bottled water is a safer alternative.
Though bottled water is being given to Flint residents in the midst of this crisis, it’s not a long term or sustainable solution. The healthier, more environmentally friendly option would be to implement the use of water treatments and water filters, and that’s exactly what 300 union plumbers from around the country did for Flint residents free of charge. By installing new faucets and water filters, plumbers were able to provide Flint residents with clean and safe water that rivals or even exceeds the quality of bottled!
At Rick’s Plumbing, we hear your concerns over water quality loud and clear. That’s why we’re proud to offer a variety of Milford, CT plumbing services designed to address and resolve water quality concerns!
Here are just a few reasons why you should choose tap over bottled water.
It’s more affordable
The average American spends over $100 on bottled water each year whereas drinking tap water can cost as little as $0.49 annually. Add to that the manufacturing expense of producing water bottles and you’ll begin to see how the bottled industry hits the environment and your wallet so hard!
Better water quality
Did you know that many brands of bottled water are nothing more than purified tap water with fancy packaging? You may also be surprised to know that government tap water quality regulations are stricter than those for bottled water! Today’s water filters allow you to conveniently enjoy clean, pure, and great tasting water right out of your plumbing fixtures.
Little to no environmental impact
Meeting America’s annual demand for bottled water requires a staggering 17 million barrels of oil, enough to power 1.3 million cars for a year! Drinking tap water can all but eliminate the need for this while preserving the environment.
It might be better for your health
The plastic used for bottled water isn’t just bad for the environment but it can be bad for your health as well. Even though many brands of bottled water now use BPA-free plastic, they still contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals and other toxins that can leach into the water, especially if exposed to heat or after sitting around for a long time. Bottled water samples have even been known to contain phthalates.
Allow the experts at Rick’s Plumbing to address all your concerns over water quality or any other plumbing issue you might have. Call today to see how our plumbing services can help you save money and improve your water quality!