What’s in Your Bottled Water?

bottledwater2Bottled water is a popular purchase. Around 41 billion gallons of bottled water are consumed every year. When you buy a bottle of water, you probably believe you’re getting the pure, crisp and clean water the label promises. But what are you actually drinking?

According to the Environmental Working Group, PepsiCo admitted in June of 2007 to filling Aquafina bottles with public water and not the spring water that the label suggested. Also, Sam’s Choice bottled water by Wal-Mart was found to be using Las Vegas tap water as its source.

While the EPA regulates tap water, the FDA regulates bottled drinking water and allows certain amounts of several contaminants in drinking water.

A short list of contaminants that could be in your bottled water:

  • Coliform
  • Arsenic
  • Chloride
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Phenols
  • Dissolved Solids
  • Zinc
  • Fluoride

Pesticides, radioactive materials and disinfectants are also allowed in certain amounts. So when you see the long line of 0% notifications down the ingredient list on your water, it doesn’t mean what you’re drinking is pure. The Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station is guaranteed to remove more contaminants than any other product through reverse osmosis and several filters. If you want to be sure that it’s pure, go with Kinetico San Antonio drinking water systems.