Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water

On 23rd of June, 2015, Niagara bottled water company issued a recall of their bottled water at two of their plants in Pennsylvania. The reason behind their recall was that in their water source the evidence of E. coli bacteria has been detected. Along with Niagara, 13 different companies of bottled water products also issued recall on their projects as well. This turnout of event has spurred the conversation of bottled water vs. tap water, bringing more attention on the benefits of drinking tap water.

It is common misperception that the bottled water is cleaner and arguably tastes better than the tap water. As it turned out, tap water has more advantages than people thought. For instance, tap water has more transparency on its source; managing the quality of tap water involves providing the source of the water, regularly going through E. coli tests, and making quality reports. Bottled water, on the other hand, does none of the above.

So, maybe it is time to drink more from local tap water, instead of buying tons and tons of bottled water. Plus, tap water is eco-friendly, as it doesn't need plastic bottles!

To learn more about Tucson's tap water, check out this video below:

To learn more about Bottled Water Recall, check out this article:

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