Pollution has brought about rampant contamination especially on ground water where we actually get our water for drinking. There had been increased levels of lead, mercury, arsenic and other harmful contaminants through the years that is why more, if not, most people have resorted to the use of bottled waters. With this, no doubt, the contamination has been prevented but then, millions of bottled waters that had been thrown have also produced huge and serious environmental issues concerning the rising piles of litter and landfills.
Yes, these bottled waters can be recycled, but if we closely introspect, the energy used for the actual recycling plus the cost of materials and transportation expenses to transport the newly recycled bottled waters still tantamount to enormous amounts of energy and money involved. If recycling is environment-friendly, yet it takes so much energy and resources to recycle, what have we gotten, so far? Still more spending and no savings as far as energy and other notable resources are concerned.
You know, bottled waters are the safe alternatives to contaminated water, but there is a perfect solution to an even wider problem to energy crisis. There are safe substitutes and alternatives that do not entail much energy and expenses, making every effort environmentally beneficial.
Why not consider a household water filter straight from the faucet? Because it would be impossible to purify the water of the whole city, maybe a household can voluntarily choose to take part in some purification substitutes that can help cleanse drinking water into purification that is at par to the level of safe drinking.
Hence, here are some purification options that can not only save some money but can be a whole lot helpful, a proven safe substitute to bottled water.
One can simply put a filter trap which practically traps and filters particles in a somewhat porous and rough material while still letting the water pass through the faucet. This is the simplest approach one can use and is considered to be the most inexpensive way although it takes regular checking and maintenance prompting more filter changes from one to another.
Use of Carbon Filters
Coal, charcoal and wood are filters that can be used to reduce chemical contaminations especially tastes and odors. There are carbon filter cartridges available in the market that are not so costly and can still purify water at the level for safe drinking. However, this method also requires frequent replacement of filter cartridge since it can gather bacteria in the long run.
Devices with Reverse – Osmosis
This device can be tedious to install but once installed under the sink, the membrane with small pores can filter and screen injurious chemicals like chlorine and sulfate. The downside of these reverse-osmosis devices is the wastage of water which can reach to a ratio of 3:1 with 1 gallon that is only drinkable.