Jul 23, 2008

Water Bottle Pollution Solution

I was just listening to a report this morning on the fact that, yes, many are drinking more water which is beneficial to health, but many are buying cases of water in water bottles on a regular basis, and the bottles are becoming a pollution problem.

At the time that I first wrote this post that I'm updating, I had a counter-top reverse osmosis water purifier and a 2 gallon poly-carbonate bottle with a spigot that I filled using the purifier on a regular basis. 

There's also a bottle large enough to use in a water cooler. Then I use a washable, re-fillable water bottle, and have that with me almost all the time. Water is always in the fridge, ready to go, right from my own tap, using a water purification method that is most definitely the best. 

While purchasing the unit cost me something, it has saved me in the long run, I used my RO unit for at least 20+ years, and decided to replace the unit once in that time, just because it was looking old. I replace the membrane and filters on an occasional basis as needed. How often that is depends upon your water, and how often you use your unit...actually the more it is used the better. 

Updated 2/10/16

I would like to invest in another purifier sometime, but now we are using something that has become popular in the years since this post was written, water bottles with filters.

1 comment:

  1. I am TERRIBLE when it comes to buying bottled water. My husband and I are looking at a filtration system. The water where we live is just so bad. There have been numerous reports of lead contamination and the city is constantly testing it.