Water Facts

How many people consume bottled water globally?

29 October, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

How many people consume bottled water globally? The bottled water market globally is rapidly growing with approximate 600 million households consuming bottled water in 2018. That’s more than 100 billion gallons (391 Billion litres) of water per year or 1 million bottles per minute.

As a consequence our oceans are literary swimming in plastic. swimming in plastic trashswimming in plastic trash

And despite initiatives around the world to … Read more…

Filter guide for drinking water

26 September, 2018 Erik leave a comment

You’re considering getting a water filter but how do you find the right one?

Try with this drinking water filter guide.

The first question you should ask is what problem you want to solve?

Here are a couple of examples:

Your water drinkable (potable) but tastes and smells poorly Concerned about or there is a risk of lead contamination Worried about specific contaminants such as micro plastics, nitrates, chlorine by-products, etc in your water The tap water is not drinkable and needs to be treated due to risk of e.g. bacteria (Legionella, E.coli) or viruses (enteroviruses)? You simply want to ensure that your water is safe to drink?

Generally public tap water in Europe and North America is safe to … Read more…

HOW SAFE IS TAP WATER FOR YOUR DOG?

13 September, 2018 Erik leave a comment

Many of us are lucky to have the companionship of man’s best friend. We are always concerned about what is best for our favorite furry canines.

Whether it’s ensuring that they get quality nutritious food or the best grooming in town, we try to provide our dogs with the very best. However when it comes to drinking water, what are you giving your dogs?

Umm….. tap water?

I thought so.

For something so essential tap water is taken for granted. We often don’t give a second thought to where our dogs are getting their hydration from.

But it’s important to ensure that the dog your water’s having is safe and healthy.

Benefits/Importance of Hydration

Dogs like us have a body … Read more…

Child drinking filtered tap water

Is filtered tap water safe for babies?

15 August, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

We often get asked if tap water or more specifically is filtered tap water safe for babies?

As parents we are all super concerned about the well-being of our little babies. Two of the co-founders at Tapp Water recently became parents and therefore spent a lot of time researching this topic before making a decision. In this article we will share our research and conclusion.

Note that babies less than 6 months should not be drinking tap water so this article refers to water used for baby formula and drinking water for babies older than 6 months.

1. Why do we boil the water?

Babies have immature immune systems and therefore we want to make … Read more…

What’s healthier – Bottled, filtered or tap water?

10 July, 2018 Magnus leave a comment

Is filtered water healthier than tap water and bottled water? What are the benefits of filtered water vs bottled water? We decided to compare the three and find a scientific answer to the questions. The study is based North America for the purpose of simplification but will also be valid in many other regions of the world.

For information about Europe switch to UK English.

This article is an extensive piece of research. If you don’t care about all the details then fee free to skip to the conclusion at the end. Also read our shorter article about bottled water vs tap water.

Nutrients in water

Before looking at the individual sources of drinking water it’s important to … Read more…

Water Use in the U.S. vs. Cape Town

18 June, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

If you take a five-minute shower and flush your toilet once, you’ve already used more than the daily allotment of water for Cape Town, South Africa, residents!

Cape Town approaches “Day Zero,” – the day that the city is expected to run out of water. Adrought triggered by El Niño-two years ago hit agricultural production throughout South Africa. Cape Town was hit particularly hard, and the lack of reconstructive rains following the incident has made the shortage even worse.

In order to push the date far strict regulations have been implemented to extend the life of the available water supply. Residents were limited to 23 gallons per person per day, and later to 13 gallons, pushing “Day Zero” back … Read more…

How much water should you drink a day?

7 June, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

Water is the source of all life on earth. Without it, we would not be here to start with, and without it, we can not survive. In fact, depending on the conditions, a human being can not go more than a few days without water. The human body is composed of 60% water – in terms of weight. Water is needed for pretty much every bodily function, from flushing toxins to carrying nutrients, to digesting, you name it. But exactly how much water should you drink a day?

Let’s talk numbers

The generally accepted consensus is that a person should drink 8 glasses of 8-ounce a day. While this is a good guideline, some people might require more or … Read more…

Stay hydrated in your yoga pants

6 June, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

Drink water! Yes, this might seem like an obvious one, but it is the main cause of dehydration, dizziness, and possible fainting. Picture yourself on your Yoga mat, wearing your Yoga pants, doing Yoga poses. If you are having a hard time, chances are this is due to dehydration. Yoga teachers often associate tiredness, dizziness, lack of sweating, and muscle cramps – as a sign of dehydration during their Yoga classes. So how much water should you drink before Yoga? After? Should you drink water during Yoga? Let’s go over some tips on the best ways to stay hydrated during those Yoga poses.

It’s all about water & electrolytes

Electrolytes are molecules which conduct electricity through the body. This doesn’t mean … Read more…

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