WATER / HOME WATER FILTERS
Please note that
bottled water or home filtered water offers
little or NO safety over tap water.
water supplied by the DRUC is as safe or safer than
Bottled water is
rarely subject to the same stringent regulation and
testing as tap water.
Most bottled water is NOT cleaner,
safer or more pure than tap water.
In fact, most bottled water is
just tap water that is bottled and sold with
a fancy name or label.
Bottled water can
be as much as one thousand
times more expensive than tap water.
There are NO
significant contaminants in the DRUC tap water that
would be removed by a home filter system.
If you are thinking of drinking
bottled water or purchasing a home filter system
because you feel the water might taste better than tap water, the DRUC
suggests you try keeping a pitcher of tap water in
your refrigerator. Placing a pitcher of tap water in
your refrigerator will allow the chlorine
disinfectant to evaporate and will cool the water. The cooler water will taste just as
good as other water but will be better for you and
your family. The fluoride in tap water is
essential for the health of your teeth, especially
for babies and toddlers. Developing teeth, even before they
come in through the gums, need the fluoride to form
good hard enamel that will last them a lifetime.
There are essential minerals in tap
water that are often removed from bottled or home
Some of these minerals are a
necessary part of a balanced diet.
Additional information on the
differences between tap, bottled and home filtered
water is available
from the DRUC on request.
There may be some individuals, such as those
with immune deficiencies,
that could benefit from drinking
water that has had additional treatment.