Is Spring Water Safe To Drink Is An Often Asked Question?
We often get asked this question and there’s no straight forward answer. With so many different things to factor in, it’s not as simple as yes or no. Let’s look at the thoughts on consuming this type of water from your tap. Then we’ll have a look at the bottled produced variety.
One of the first considerations is the location of this water. What is the source of this water? As an example, if you happen to live in the Washington, DC area, then your tap water comes from either the Patuxent River or the Potomac. Just how clean do you think that is? This is why bottled water is becoming ever popular, alongside home filtration systems.
Does the water look clean? Even though you may think it does appear clean, there’s a chance of contamination. Have you considered the level of nitrates in this water? Are these safe levels to drink? Once you have tested the nitrates in the water this will give you a better idea about the harmfulness. With the well known issues in Flint Mi and also in Florida regarding water quality, it’s time to dig deeper.
What Is Spring Water?
Also known by names such as well water or groundwater, this is water classified by EPA as water originating from an underground aquifer. This means it may end up in a well, thus becoming well water. Most often though it doesn’t and it becomes a spring.
Bottled Spring Water
This is safer than being out in the countryside and drinking straight from the spring itself. Thanks to government regulations, the water you buy has to meet specific standards. This is why well known brands such as FIJI Natural Artesian Water, Deer Park, Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water, JUST Water, and Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Alkaline Water are popular.
Some of these products have electrolytes added for taste. Others claim to have natural electrolytes due to their natural filtration process through the volcanic rocks at the source. At the end of the day, it’s personal preference which tastes you prefer. Do all these waters taste exactly the same? NO. That is the plain & simple reply to that. Although they use BPA plastic, there is an argument that glass bottled waters taste better. Again this is personal choice. I’ve always said I prefer Coca Cola from a glass bottle to plastic or even from a can.
Is Purified Water Better?
There are people who claim this is a better, cleaner and safer type of water. Where ‘filtered’ water is basically the same as tap water, just run through a filter, such as a carbon filter. With purified water, the process is more advanced. So although it goes through the same process as filtered water, it also goes through further stages such as reverse osmosis, distillation, or deionization. This is designed to make the water as pure as possible.
This is why Nestle Pure and other brands such as LIFEWTR Premium Purified Water have become popular. When you consider Nestle Pure are promoting the fact they run a rigorous 12 step quality process, this is a boost to consumer confidence.