Environmentalists keep warning about the dangers of plastic bottles to our nature, animals and health. At the same time, media and some experts are warning that the tap water is full of pharmaceuticals, microplastics, heavy metals and chemicals. Who should you believe? What’s the truth?
Here are 5 facts about why you should drink tap water (filtered or unfiltered):
It’s generally safe and healthy
We’ve told you why filtered tap water is healthier than bottled water, but what are the benefits of homemade infused water?
The local supermarket shelves are stacked with enhanced water such as vitamin water, herbal water, flavored water, life water and, yes, skinny water. Most cost 500-1000x tap water and contain artificial extracts that might even be unhealthy for you.
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.
And despite initiatives around the world to … Read more…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…