Water filtration systems not only protect you and your family, but they are exceptionally eco-friendly. Did you know that the United States consumes over 30 billion units of bottled water annually? That’s about 1,500 bottles per second. Where does all of those plastic bottles end up? Either in landfills or along the side of our highways.
It takes 3 times the volume of water to make a plastic bottle as it does to fill it. Sadly, most of the water used to manufacture the bottles is made toxic by the process.
Each year we use 17 million barrels of oil to manufacture all of those bottles. That enough oil to keep a about a million cars on the road each year.
Water bottles are made of completely recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics, but PETs don’t biodegrade they photodegrade, which means they break down into smaller fragments over time. Those fragments absorb toxins that pollute our waterways, contaminate our soil, and sicken animals (which we then eat). Plastic trash also absorbs organic pollutants like BPA and PCBs. They may take centuries to decompose while sitting in landfills, amounting to endless billions of little environmentally poisonous time bombs.
How Safe is Bottled Water?
On average it is no better than tap water, and in some cases much worse. Plastic leaches into the water it holds, which has been linked to health issues like reproductive problems and different types of cancer. Harmful hormone-disrupting phthalates leach into the bottled water we drink after as little as 10 weeks of storage, or much faster once the bottles have been left in the sun.
Using a water filtration system will save you money when compared to bottled water. Let Champion Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Canton, GA show you how much money a new water filtration system can save annually.