Top 5 Reasons Why a Water Filter is Worth Having
A flurry of recent negative news stories about contaminated tap water has led many to consider whether they should invest in fitting a water filter. No longer the preserve of the wealthy, a good filtration system is now an inexpensive way of securing clean and tasty drinking water. In this post, Total Soft Water takes you through five reasons why getting a water filter is essential for you and your family.
A Water Filter Will Totally Cut Out the Need for Bottled Water
Few are aware of this, but the British public’s consumption of bottled water now rivals that of tea. Since 2008, the number of Brits buying bottled water has risen year on year. The UK’s bottled water industry is now worth around £2 billion, selling 2,616 litres of the stuff. Purchasing an effective water filtration system will cut out the need to buy bottled water.
You’re Doing Good for the Environment
By purchasing a water filter and cutting out the need for bottled water, you’re seriously reducing your carbon footprint. If everyone chose filtered water instead of using plastic bottles, landfill sites would likely be far emptier, and much less plastic would find its way into the ocean.
It Will Simply Make Your Water More Healthy
Bottled water contains high levels of minerals, which isn’t good for you in the long term. Filtering mains water, which is already very high quality, means lowered minerals as well as removing chlorine or trace metals.
It Will Make Your Water Taste Better
As Dr Frank Lipman writes in Mind Body Green:
“Even ‘clean’ drinking water that flows from the tap isn’t what most of us would think of as clean. It’s traveled through miles of pipeline, picking up contaminants, pesticides and industrial run-off along the way. It’s been disinfected with potential carcinogens like chlorine, ammonia and or chloramines, then ‘fortified’ with fluoride.”
All of this can make your water taste strange or unpleasant. Depending on where you live, this may even be the reason for buying bottled water. Using a water filter will remove these unpalatable qualities and make water nicer to drink.
It Will Greatly Benefit Your Skin
For many of us, it’s essential we have our morning shower or evening bath. A surprisingly large amount of the population suffer from skin problems, and part of the problem is that their water is hard, and high in fluoride. As we recently spoke about, hard water specifically can exacerbate acne and eczema. Investing in a shower filter will give you the opportunity to wash in clean and crisp water.