Why Is Tap Water Better Than Bottled Water

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In recent years, the tap water versus bottled water debate has been widely discussed. Many follow the tap water train more than bottled water due to cost, taste, and safety. Most people will spend more money every year purchasing bottled water because of the taste. The funny thing that most people do not realize is that 25% of bottled water is tap water (Postman). Most people have made the switch to tap water from bottled water, because tap water is cheaper, safer, and it tastes just as good, if not the same, as bottled water. People try to save money by buying bottled water because they think it is cheaper, but it is not. American families spend roughly $615 on bottled water per year! Why spend $615 a year when we can get tap water straight from the tap on a bill that is already being paid? For a home water bill most Americans pay around $250 a year on tap water. That is almost a $400 difference! Think about it, consumers can save $400 if they make the switch to tap water. Tap water can taste just as good, if not better, than bottled water. City water does have a chlorine taste though, so most people consider buying water filters that can be hooked up straight to their existing sink…show more content…
Some good things about bottled water is that, is great for disasters, is great for underdeveloped countries, and is great for activities. Because of disasters, underdeveloped countries, and activities, around 2.6 million cases of bottled water are sold each year (Lake). Because so many people drink the bottled water, there are thousands upon thousands of plastic bottles being thrown out. Where do all those bottles go? Landfills. Around 80% of plastic bottles end up in landfills every year (Lake). That is more than half. Those bottles in the landfills take approximately 450 years to degrade. All bottled water is doing is destroying the

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