Making Sure You Know What You Are Drinking

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How can I be sure that the water I'm drinking isn't contaminated?

Making Sure You Know What You Are Drinking

Bottling filtered water from your own home is the best way to stay in control of the quality of water that you and your loved ones consume. When you install a water filter system in your home, you can choose a model that provides effective filtration for a wide variety of contaminants. Everyone's water supply contains chlorine, but the other contaminants in the water that comes into your home are closely tied to the types of pollutants that are problematic in your particular region.

Because there are so many different types of water supply contaminants, even filtered water can be very different from one place to another. When you install a multistage water filter system in your home, such as one of the high quality models available from Aquasana, you can be confident that your tap water is as clean and free from contaminants as possible. When you drink filtered water from sources other than your own home, you have no way of knowing exactly what types of contaminants might still be lurking in the water.

For example, if you drink filtered water from the home of a friend who uses a pitcher filter, you can be confident that the water you are drinking is less chlorinated than plain tap water. However, this type of filtration device isn't designed to remove MBTE, Trihalomethanes (THMs), or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from water. If you don't want to consume these substances at home, it stands to reason that you also want to avoid them in other places.

All filtered water is not the same. The only way you can know exactly what you are drinking is to filter and bottle it yourself. Make sure that all of the water you drink has been passed through your home multi-stage filtration system. By bottling filtered water from your own home, you can exert control over the quality of water you and your family members consume even when not at home.



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