Why Bottled Water? 2017-06-29T18:48:14+00:00

Why bottled water?? The threat of harmful contaminants in drinking water can no longer be reasonably ignored. The correlation between contaminated drinking water and many significant diseases and health problems is far too strong to discount. Municipal treatments facilities are not infallible. Children, the elderly, and those individuals who already have weakened immune systems, should drink from bottled water as they are particularly at risk to drinking contaminated water.One of the most volatile drinking water contaminants, chlorine, is actually used as a treatment additive for disinfection. Also, lead, another of the more harmful contaminants, enters drinking water after treatment and cannot be regulated by municipal water systems. Therefore, municipal water systems cannot and should not be trusted to provide healthy, clean drinking water.

filterThe picture shown on the right is a comparison between a brand new 5 micron sediment filter on the right and a contaminated filter on the left after only 10,000 liters of tap water passed through it. A 5 micron sediment filter is used primarily to remove dirt, rust and loose sand present in the tap water. This stand alone sediment filter will not address the need for the removal of any harmful contaminants such as chlorine (see side bar), bacteria, parasites and other chemical impurities. As the picture clearly illustrates, water which comes from your household taps still need purification to protect you and your family. For these reasons alone, Aqua Blue Water & Filtration uses a purification process to ensure your family gets healthy safe drinking bottled water.

Unsafe Chlorine? The problems with the use of chlorine in drinking water are many. Chlorine is a very economical and effective disinfectant and has been used in drinking water supplies for nearly 100 years. What concerns health officials are the chlorination by-products, “chlorinated hydrocarbons”, known as trihalomethanes (THM’s). Most THM’s are formed in drinking water when chlorine reacts with naturally occurring substances such as decomposing plant and animal materials. Risks for certain types of cancer are now being correlated to the use of chlorinated drinking water. Suspected carcinogens make the human body more vulnerable through repeated ingestion and research indicates the incidents of cancer are 44% higher among those using chlorinated water. Chlorine is also ineffective against the Cryptosporidium and Guardia cysts. Chlorine in tap water also nearly doubles the risk of birth defects’. Bottled water is the only way to ensure that your water is free of chlorine and other harmfull chlorination by-products.