Tap Water vs Bottled Water

water is essential for good health

Our bodies need water

Water is vital for all body functions. For example, water helps:

  • regulate body temperature
  • carry nutrients and oxygen to cells
  • aid digestion and remove waste from the body
  • protect the body by providing a cushioning layer around the eyes, brain, and other sensitive structures

Lack of water can lead to dehydration. Severe dehydration is a medical emergency.

drinking tap water is a smart choice

Some people think bottled water is better than tap water, but they don't have all the facts. Tap water is almost always the smarter choice. It's less expensive and better for the environment.

  1. Environment
  2. Safe 
  3. Source
  4. Cost 
  5. Taste
  6. Convenience
  7. Dental Care
  8. Regulation

TAP water is better for the planet

It's important to limit the use of bottled water.

  • Fossil fuels are burned to make, fill, package and transport plastic water bottles. Bottles are made out of a petroleum product. These fossil fuels are non-renewable and burning them creates pollution.
  • Millions of water bottles still end up in landfills, even though they can be recycled.

It takes far less energy and creates less waste to store, treat and deliver tap water.