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21 Feb 2017

Wise Up: Dirty Little Secrets Behind Bottled Water

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McGowan Water has been in the profession of providing safe and healthy drinking water to families and businesses across southern Minnesota for over 60 years. The Land of 10,000 Lakes provides us with opportunities to have easy access to water. Whether it’s our lakes, rivers, private wells tapped into groundwater suppliers like aquifers or public water systems. Minnesotans love their water and when we turn on the faucet, we want to know that what we’re about to drink is safe and healthy.

We’ve seen the bottled water industry boom with savvy marketing images that make you feel you’re drinking something straight from a melting pristine mountain top. The truth is there are some dirty secrets the bottled water industry doesn’t want you to know. We want to help clarify the difference between tap and bottled water to help you make healthier choices for your home and workplace.

We’ve seen the bottled water industry boom with savvy marketing images that make you feel you’re drinking something straight from a melting pristine mountain top. The truth is there are some dirty secrets the bottled water industry doesn’t want you to know. We want to help clarify the difference between tap and bottled water to help you make healthier choices for your home and workplace.

Truth #1: A majority of water from the bottled water is straight from the tap. Unlike public water utilities, bottled water companies are not required to notify their customers of the presence of contaminants in the water, or, in most states, to tell their customers where the water comes from, how it is purified and if it is spring water or merely bottled tap water*. McGowan Water filtration systems for both residential and commercial can help ease your mind when it comes to what is coming out of your tap, whether at home or at work.

Truth #2: The bottled water industry is regulated by the Food & Drug Administration, so much of the environmental makeup of what is in their water is not required to be reported on the same standards that our tap water is. When we turn on our tap, we know the Environmental Protection Agency has stringent standards and they test for bacteria, nitrates, arsenic and various other contaminants. For consumers who want to eliminate contaminants or those of you with private wells, McGowan Water filtration systems can help cleanse and purify your water to ensure the healthiest drink of water in southern Minnesota.

Truth #3: The economic and environmental effects of the bottle water industry are detrimental to a healthy future. Bottled water is far more expensive than tap water and if you add the cost of production, processing, resources and materials for bottled water along with where it goes and what happens to the bottle after it’s been consumed the numbers add up. Individual bottles of water cost 3,785 times more expensive than if you were to take the same amount of water out of the tap**. Think about the economic and environmental impacts of that!

When it comes to healthy and safe drinking water both at home and at work, McGowan Water can provide you with solutions to ease your mind and pocketbook of knowing the impact our water services have on your health and well-being, as well as the economy and the environment.

*www.ewg.org
**http://www.moneycrashers.com/bottled-water-vs-tap-water-facts/

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