Not Good Water Quality in Bottled Water12/17/2009
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Concerned About Water Quality?
Don’t Turn to Bottled Water
With the recent episode of E. coli being found in parts of Portland water, many people swarmed local stores to stock up on bottled water. The fact of the matter is a lot of that bottled water is simply tap water from another source/ city. Do you know what’s in that water or where it came from? They won’t tell you on the label, not to mention the exorbitant use of petroleum used to make and distribute that bottle, let alone the fact that the plastic used in 80% of bottled water containers contains BPA, a known health hazard.
Consumers know less about the water they pay dearly for in bottles than what they can drink almost for free from the tap because the two are regulated differently, congressional investigators and nonprofit researchers say in new reports. Both the Government Accountability Office and the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, recommend in reports released Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 that bottled water be labeled with the same level of information municipal water providers must disclose.
The researchers urged Americans to make bottled water "a distant second choice" to filtered tap water because there isn't enough information about bottled water. The working group recommends purifying tap water with a commercial filtration system however.
Portland Pure Water is the exclusive dealer/ distributor in Oregon and SW Washington for wellsys USA point-of-use hydration systems. Their systems are green – no plastic bottles involved, provide actual pH balanced - purified water (mere filtration is not enough, the water must have critical nutrients re-added after filtration and the pH levels re-balanced to combat the otherwise acidic water as a result of elaborate filtration) and cost less 95% of the time. Portland Pure Water also guarantees their price for life.
Steve Barrow, President of Portland Pure Water, had this to say about the recent E. coli event. “The recent E. coli bacteria/ cell found in parts of Portland’s drinking water was approximately .45 microns in size. Do most filtration systems catch something that size? The answer is no. While use of a single in-line filter or water pitcher with a filter removes the chlorine taste, they can’t stop the penetration of various bacteria, organic and inorganic particles, pesticides, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, etc. The filter membranes used by Portland Pure Water are .01 and .0001 microns respectively. In other words very little, if anything, can get through our 9-stage purification process”.
When you consider the additional indirect costs of using the traditional 5-gallon water bottle cooler system or purchasing bottled water separately, Portland Pure Water makes sense. They cost less when compared to traditional water bottle coolers or single serve bottles and always provide pure, unlimited, pH balanced water.
For more information or to receive a free quote, please visit Portland Pure Water at www.portlandpurewater.com or call 503-246-1133.
Written by Steve Barrow
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