Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Water...fresh, clean water!

Fresh clean water is a necessity not a luxury..

The EPA estimates that more than 2100 known contaminants and toxic chemicals are in our drinking water, several of which are known poisons and carcinogens.

Bottled water might be cleaner ( although you can also question this but let's keep going)..but it produces a mountain of plastic waste, plus is more expensive than you think.  Do you know you can save $500 in a year by breaking a bottle-a-day water habit?

The first thing you need to do is to find out just what's coming out of your faucet so you can protect yourself and your family!

A couple of things you can do:

1. You can get your own test kid for your house.
     
I bought mine at Discover Testing. You have all sort of water testing but I got the All-in-one-water test kit (price at $19.95). I used it on my regular faucet and I also wanted to test the water coming out of the fridge ( my kids drink water from here all day).      

2. You can check the EPA report for your municipality here. Although many articles have been written about the reliability of the reports. Being more of a control freak I wanted to do it myself..but this is still an option

3. You can hire a private firm to test your water.
To see resources on your country I suggest that you either call you city council or (my favourite) you can google it.  If living in the US, you can call 1.800.426.4791 (EPA's safe drinking water hotline)       

Just a tiny change in habit can go along way...you can save money, save the earth from unwanted plastic and most important you are making sure your family is on the way to a healthier lifestyle!

4 comments:

Darrah said...

My sister put in her own water system at her house. I forget what it's called, but it works nicely.

drollgirl said...

i should do this. i am paranoid to drink tap water, as it tastes so CRAPPY. but maybe if the test came out ok i could trust it? maybe?

Sasha said...

Darrah, that is my next step..Happy to hear it works great!!

Janelle, try it..I did it and I was happy to find out it wasn't that bad!

reverse osmosis said...

.I did it and I was happy to find out it wasn't that bad

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