The Importance of Using a Water Filter:
Posted on July 12, 2011
Home water filters have gained widespread popularity in recent years. They are the logical, most convenient and most economical solution for clean, high quality water. Water filters offer many benefits over tap and bottled water. Recent events such as Washington D.C.’s lead announcement and NYC’s copepod scare have created new levels of awareness about the need for water filters at home.
Home water filtration systems offer higher quality water than both bottled water and convenient tap water. For under 10 cents a gallon you can have great tasting, healthy, and clean filtered water for drinking, preparing beverages and cooking… all at the touch of a button at home!
Unlike bottled water, home water filters are required to report the purity of the water they produce. In many states, it is illegal to make uncertified claims for home water filtering systems. This strict regulation allows consumers to accurately compare and substantiate a water filter’s performance capabilities. Certain states like California which is the strictest, require manufacturers to have all promotional, adverts, websites, and packaging materials reviewed by the Department Of Health for accuracy prior to receiving any sort of certification. The California State Certification is one of the best ways to determine the performance capabilities of a filter.
Bottled water production is virtually unregulated. The FDA which governs bottled water only requires it to be as good as tap water and not better. The FDA regulations for bottled water only apply if the bottled water is transported across a state.s border. Most bottled water is hence manufactured and sold in the same state in order to avoid regulation and accountability.
Home water filtration systems are a far better, more economical and convenient way of getting truly clean and healthy water.