Which water is best?

Most people have a personal preference about which water is best. Below are the pros and cons of each type.

Tap water—It’s inexpensive, about a penny a gallon. Water from the tap has fluoride which is good for the bones and teeth. It’s easy, always available and doesn’t involve putting lots of plastic in the land fill. Some people don’t like the taste but you can adjust this with filters, lemon, lime and ice. Get a good water bottle and fill it up daily.

Bottled water—Some people like the taste of bottled water better than tap water, but often times it is tap water! Check the label. If it doesn’t mention a source like a spring or a special filtration process, it’s probably just plain ole’ tap . Bottled water companies don’t have to release their water-testing results to the public, whereas municipalities that provide tap water do. If you drink a lot of bottled water, you may be spending hundreds of dollars unnecessarily each year. It costs more money to drink bottled water than to put gas in your car–up to five times more. Eight of ten water bottles end up in our landfills each year. If you drink bottled water, be sure to recycle. See Go Green for more details about bottled water.

Filtered water- Filter water pitchers, faucet filters and refrigerator filters can enhance the flavor of tap water. You have to change the filters on schedule to avoid contamination but even then, using a filter is cheaper than buying bottled water. Some people prefer the taste of filtered water. Depending on the filter, varying degrees of chemicals are removed. Click here for more reviews of the best water filters. http://www.consumersearch.com/water-filters/reviews