Water Filtration Bottle

Having a water filtration bottle is more important than it ever was due to the growing waste problem with plastic water bottles.

The Problem with Plastic Water Bottles

Every year billions of empty plastic water bottles find their way into our landfill and eventually in our oceans, where they can sit for thousands of years. Millions of barrels of oil are used to make and ship bottled water and that adds to the high cost of the water itself. It’s not just a problem here in the US, but it’s a worldwide problem as well.

Worldwide Demand

Thanks to the population growth over the past ten years there has been a huge increase in demand for portable, pure drinking water. An increase in agricultural and industrial use, drought, climate change, and environmental pollution has led to the need for more potable water.

Why Filtered Water

The quality of your water largely depends on its source. If your water comes from Municipal water systems it is subject to the Safe Drinking Water Act. City water is tested on a regular basis and is filtered and treated with chlorine and disinfectants to get rid of bad water.

If you get your water from a well or other private source it is not subject to the same standards and tests. You should take responsibility for your water by having it tested for you. Testing for bacteria should be done once a year or any time you find your water suddenly tastes or smells different.

The best way to make sure you are drinking healthy safe water is to use some kind of water filtering bottle.

The Case for Filtered Water Bottles

Just because you buy bottled water doesn’t mean it is completely safe. Bottled water costs more than tap and is not always safer. Bottled water does not have fluoride in it which we all know is important for your teeth. The quality of bottled water depends upon the source so you may be paying a lot of money for something that is not necessarily better or safer than your tap.

Where to Get a Water Filtration Bottle

There are a number of filtered water bottles and many different water filtration systems. Here are some popular water filtration bottles:

  • Stainless Steel Filtration Bottles: Made by Seychelle, each bottle is BPA and lead free, non-leeching, with a neutral taste. Each bottle is lightweight and reusable. They come in four colors, pink, red, black, and blue. Each bottle’s filter will purify 100 gallons of water and saves the environment from 757 half liter plastic water bottles that would have been discarded after use. These stainless steel bottles retail for $34.95.
  • Seychelle 24 oz. Flip Top Standard: This is the standard flip top water filtration bottle from Seychelle, and makes up to 100 gallons of water and will save you the $700 you would have spent buying plastic water bottles. Seychelle filters are both lab and field tested using standards and protocols used by the EPA. Each bottle is non-leaching and reusable.
  • Nodeco 38 oz. Portable Canteen: This military style canteen fits into most canteen belt pouches. The filter is attached to the cap and is replaceable. This is a large capacity hydration system, perfect for the outdoors.

The Last Word in Water Filtration

Water filtration is good for the environment, and it’s good for you. A standard water filtration bottle filters up to 100 gallons of water from a single filter, and will save you $700 dollars in plastic water bottle costs. The only way you can be sure you are drinking water that is 99.99 percent free from contaminants is to drink filtered water. It’s cheaper, it’s safer, and it’s what the world needs.

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