US consumers spend more than $7 billion per year on bottled water.
Just look at the water bottles in your local convenience store coolers
and its obvious that the water bottlers want you to believe you are
choosing naturally-pure spring fed or glacier-fed water. But the reality
is that last year 25% of all bottles of "bottled water" sold in this
country were nothing more than tap water and even worse, much of this
was not even filtered and purified tap water. So, if you are going to
drink filtered water then why not filter your own?
Add to this the cost of bottling & transporting bottled water
and the ecological cost of throwing away your empty water bottle and you
can see that bottled water is basically an ecological nightmare. But
what about recycling? Of the 89 billion liters of bottled water produced
last year, about 1.5 million tons (or three billion pounds) of plastic
end up in landfills across the country.
If you are interested in drinking clean water with a minimum
envronmental impact and a minimum wallet impact then a under counter
water filter is the best long term investment for your home. For a small
up-front cost you can deliver a unlimited supply of clean, chloring free
water to your kitchen faucet for cooking and drinking for a fraction of
the cost of bottled water. Then you can go shopping for a few nice
looking insulated reuseable water bottles that you actually like to
| $100 - $250
depending on brand and options
||$35 - $70
||$24 - $40
||$1.00 or more per 20 oz bottle
|$40 - $80 depending
on brand and options
||$20 - full retail
||$7 - $12
||Some hand tools and
and some work required but not above the typical homeowner
||Easy but you need a
good set of slip joint pliers to remove the original faucet
counter type filters are available from every quality filter
reseller including us.
through most mega-mart chain stores
- and you pay for that convenience
know filters and can help you decide which filter best supports
try asking the mega-mart chain store which filter is best for
you - the best they can do is say "the filters are over there".
with a name brand filter system like
and you can always find the correct replacement filters on-line.
faucet mount filters and water pitchers take their own custom
cartridges and you are at the mercy of the manufacturers. And
these manufacturers are always evolving, leaving last year's
filter or pitcher and its replacement cartridges behind.
Problem with chlorine? With setiment? Water not clear? Smells
like seaweed? Concerned about your municipal water supply? Tell
us your symptoms and in a few minutes we can help you select the
correct filter or filters for your needs.
expect them to put much in those itty bitty cartridges?
Most contain a simple paper filter and granualted carbon filter
- much like a aquarium filter, only much smaller.
|Replace once a year
||Replace at least once a month
||"Who forgot to fill
you keep the pitcher "forever"
||Massive - plasic bottles are filling up
our landfills (1.5 million tons or 3 billion pounds last year)
|1000 - 3000
depending on the system
|Less than 10 cents
||Typically 20 cents
||20 cents to 40
cents per gallon
||Don't make me laugh