TAP WATER OR MINERAL WATER: WHAT IS BETTER?
Not all water is the same
More than 480 billion plastic bottles were sold worldwide in 2016. There is a lot of labor, transport and production that goes into bottled water meaning it is very high costing. Water is extracted, transported for filtering, then bottled and transported again.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TAP WATER AND MINERAL WATER?
Mineral water flows through many layers of rock along its natural path until it is extracted from wells in underground springs. The well operators can fill the water almost untreated. Mineral water is therefore a natural product. What many do not know, however, is that many mineral waters have a significantly lower mineral content than many tap waters.
Tap water comes from springs, lakes, rivers, groundwater or dams. In order to achieve drinking water quality, it is first processed by water companies. Pollutants and contaminants are removed. In doing so, drinking water regulation, which sets the maximum levels of pollution, must be complied with. The final product has a good quality in international comparison.
CONCLUSION: TAP WATER IS A BETTER ALTERNATIVE
In many respects tap water is better than mineral water. It is cheaper, more environmentally friendly and often richer in minerals.