Find Your Filter
Even though most tap water can be just as beneficial as bottled water, sometimes the taste of tap can just seem...different. Low levels of naturally occurring contaminants deemed safe by the EPA (such as iron, sodium, sulfates and sediments) can screw with the taste and smell of your tap. Running water through a filter — be it a system that hooks into your faucet, water line, under your sink, or a countertop, drip-through pitcher — can upgrade the flavor to premium quality. Since some bottled water companies essentially do the same thing — purchase source water from a municipal water supply and run it through a filter, according to Luptowski – you’ll likely be achieving the same level of taste and purity without the hit to the environment and your bank account.
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