Tap Water vs Bottled Water

 

TAP WATER VS BOTTLED WATER

They say “Knowledge is Power”, but boy sometimes that knowledge can be scary! Here is something to consider…drinking water everywhere is bad for you. (Unless you are using a PUR2o system of course!) I may be a bit biased, but for very good reason! Let me share some of this knowledge with you so that you can decide for yourself.

Approximately just 3% of the world’s water is potable. Of that 3%, most is totally compromised.

Municipal water system operators do their best to deliver safe water. With all the pollutants, contaminants and poisons in the water supply, the task is monumental. While the water may be deemed safe, chemicals and contaminants remain in the water. And while it may be safe because the government tells us it is, that tap water delivered to your home, is no way, healthy.

And there are hundreds, even thousands of studies to prove it. See what is in your tap water by entering your zip code here….

Private well water is no longer as good as it was once touted to be.  There are natural and man-made contaminants finding their way into the water. Landfills leach all sorts of toxins into ground water and aquifers. Pesticides and fertilizers, seepage from landfills and urban run-off and so much other “ick”, find the path of least resistance to the underground water supply. That water makes its way right into our wells and then to our tap!

And bottled water?  Ugh, I simply can’t say enough about what “false hope” bottled water really is. Most major brands filter or purify municipal tap water, making it acidic. The water is then bottled into those single use plastic bottles. Acidic water is aggressive and corrosive. It’ll break down the plastic which can lead to chemicals from the plastic leaching into the water you drink.  If you have ever left a half-used water bottle in your hot a car, even for a few hours, and then tried to drink it, you will taste something that’s not quite right. There are other chemicals aside from BPA that can make their way into the water once the bottle is heated, and ready for this? – same thing happens when that plastic bottle is frozen!. Don’t believe me? Just google it! Most importantly, diseases live and thrive in acidic environments, which can affect our overall health. If you want to read about the effect those disposed water bottles have on our environment read about it in our Blog: “Of All Evils”.

I have no doubt the reason bottled water is such big business is because of what I call, “The Great Madison Avenue Marketing Monster”.

Several decades ago, soda companies and others jumped onto the fitness craze. How many people do we see running or jogging with a cell phone in one hand and a plastic bottle of water in the other? Of course, advertisers also dove head first into the craze and sold us on the so-called benefits of bottled water.

There are many solutions to BAD water out there, and I realize just how confusing surfing the Internet to find a fix can be. The amount of information is completely mind-boggling.

When someone starts to Google “water treatment”, “filtration”, “purification” or more, the information and the choices are complicated, perplexing and down-right overwhelming.

The best decision is an educated decision.

Cutting to the chase, the ONLY way to get drinking water completely safe from contaminants and healthy for your body is by filtering it, purifying it, and then re-mineralizing it. The only way to purify it – strip it completely clean of all pollutants and contaminants – is with reverse osmosis (RO).

Bear in mind, however, drinking RO water is like drinking distilled water, both devoid of any essential minerals – magnesium, potassium and calcium – our bodies need to stay healthy. RO water is also Acidic.

In fact, a study by the World Health Organization has linked cardiovascular (heart) disease to drinking distilled water.

Our bodies cannot make minerals.  We have to get them from the food we eat and the water we drink.  Once upon a time, the water in nature used to be just about perfect for our survival, but now we need to remove man-made contaminants, and put some of those all-important minerals back into it.

At PUR2o, we use a compact, under-the-sink, 5-step filtration and re-mineralization process, that removes 99.9% of all contaminants from your water including harmful bacteria, pharmaceuticals, and chlorine/ammonia added by the municipality treatment centers. We then take this newly clean but acidic water, and ionize it and re-mineralize it, adding back magnesium, potassium and calcium to the water, antioxidants, and the best part of it is that the water is also Alkaline. Our water has the perfect balance so that you can feel confident, healthy and hydrated throughout the whole day.

Whether you install a PUR2o filtration system or not, the bottom line is that before making any decisions about water remediation, make sure you know what’s lurking in your water. And never go with a one-size-fits-all water treatment company, because as I said, not all water is created equal!

 

About PUR2o

We are striving to provide as many people as possible with filtered, purified, naturally alkaline and ionized water for drinking and cooking straight from the tap, for three reasons. We care about the health of YOU, the health of our PLANET and the health of your POCKET!

THE HEALTH OF YOU

Our goal is to provide as many people as possible with pure, crystal clear, safe & healthy water.

PUR2o Alkaline water is shown to benefit: Overall health and energy, weight management, muscle stimulation, brain power, digestive system, mood, body temperature, youthfulness, complexion, lifespan, and boosting your immune system.

THE HEALTH OF OUR PLANET

We are also committed to creating a greater awareness of how plastic and plastic bottles are polluting our planet and our bodies by providing the best water out of your tap, eliminating the amount of plastic we dispose of and how much water we consume out of plastic bottles.

THE HEALTH OF YOUR POCKET

Aside from all the health benefits of Alkaline Water, you save a tremendous amount of money with our systems! Did you know?…. If you drink eight glasses of water each day, it will cost approximately $55 per year; vs $1,700 if you were to drink the same amount of bottled water instead. The PUR2o system pays for its self in only one year by one persons water consumption.

 

What is in YOUR Water?

Drinking water is not created equal, and the quality of the water you are willing to drink depends on where you live. Water is vital for life, but not all humans on this planet have access to clean filtered, safe water.

Americans use about 300 gallons of water per day per home according to the EPA, and our increased consumption of bottled water means we dispose of 1500 plastic water bottles per second. Less than 10% are recycled. However, 29% of the worlds population does not have access to safe running water on premises, and 12.9% of the worlds population does not have access to basic drinking water.

What makes our water in America different to other countries? In developed countries, governments and cities set up Water Treatment facilities to clean the water and ensure it is safe to drink. Safe means that it is free from bacteria that can cause epidemic diseases such as cholera, e-coli, typhoid, hepatitis A and dysentery. As you will agree, we definitely need our water cleaned from these epidemics. Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 502 000 diarrheal deaths each year.

However over the years research has shown some concern with the chemicals used to clean the water and make it “safe” to drink from these dangerous bacteria. Most commonly Chlorine and now ammonia, which combined produce chloramines, to clean the water. Chloramines are far more toxic and have been shown to increase the risk of health issues including cancer, birth defects, and autoimmune disorders. During certain times of the year municipalities increase the amount of Chlorine and Ammonia to flush the systems and clean the pipes also, meaning we drink higher amounts of these chemicals during this time.

Other contaminants can be found commonly in tap water, including lead or copper that are picked up in the underground pipes in your area, pesticides that are washed into the drinking water system from farm lands and private gardens, as well as pharmaceuticals, which are shown to be increasingly common in drinking water. Studies show that as we increase our use of prescription antibiotics, birth control and pain killers, that these are finding their way back into our drinking water systems and are not fully removed during the treatment processes.

This is why it is so important to take extra steps to protect your family and yourself by also filtering and purifying the tap water in your home before you drink it, to ensure you are drinking the cleanest water possible. Water which has been filtered, purification and RE-mineralized, you can be sure of the quality of your in-home or in-office water. You also never need to worry again about boil water advisories or other scares by knowing your water is safe and healthy.

At PUR2o we are proud to offer our customers not only safe and clean water, but we go a step further and ensure that we add back all-important minerals and antioxidants that are lost in a regular filtration and purification process, along with making our water Alkaline. Read about the benefits of Alkaline water here… 

About PUR2o

We are striving to provide as many people as possible with filtered, purified, naturally alkaline and ionized water for drinking and cooking straight from the tap, for three reasons. We care about the health of YOU, the health of our PLANET and the health of your POCKET!

THE HEALTH OF YOU

Our goal is to provide as many people as possible with pure, crystal clear, safe & healthy water.

PUR2o Alkaline water is shown to benefit: Overall health and energy, weight management, muscle stimulation, brain power, digestive system, mood, body temperature, youthfulness, complexion, lifespan, and boosting your immune system.

THE HEALTH OF OUR PLANET

We are also committed to creating a greater awareness of how plastic and plastic bottles are polluting our planet and our bodies by providing the best water out of your tap, eliminating the amount of plastic we dispose of and how much water we consume out of plastic bottles.

THE HEALTH OF YOUR POCKET

Aside from all the health benefits of Alkaline Water, you save a tremendous amount of money with our systems! Did you know?…. If you drink eight glasses of water each day, it will cost approximately $55 per year; vs $1,700 if you were to drink the same amount of bottled water instead. The PUR2o system pays for its self in only one year by one persons water consumption.

For more information about getting PUR2o water  contact us here

April 2018 In Review

New Partners In Wellness: We’re very happy to have added Linda Strobeck, CNC – KB Wellness Group and Dr. Scott Simerman, DC – Harbor Healing & Wellcare to our list of partners.

Things To Look Out For

Soulsational Festival: PUR2o will be bringing it’s fabulous Hydration Station to a booth at the 8th Annual Soulsational Festival on July 28th. We’ll bring you more details about our presence there as we hear more, and specifics about the event can be found on their website: www.soulsational.info. We hope to see you there!

March 2018 In Review

PUR2o At The WQA Conference: We were very happy to attend another Water Quality Association Conference and Expo this year. We certainly learned a lot, and were happy to share our systems and a taste our our superior water with the rest of the attendees.

Things To Look Out For

Soulsational Festival: PUR2o will be bringing it’s fabulous Hydration Station to a booth at the 8th Annual Soulsational Festival on July 28th. We’ll bring you more details about our presence there as we hear more, and specifics about the event can be found on their website: www.soulsational.info. We hope to see you there!

UPDATE: PUR2o’s Antonio Cernuto To Be Interviewed By “The Health Hub”

We’re very excited to announce that PUR2o President & CEO Antonio Cernuto will be interviewed by Cathy Biase of The Health Hub live on Radio Maria!

The segment starts live at roughly 11AM EST this coming Tuesday, March 27. Antonio will be on for the hour-long Health Hub segment.

UPDATE: Some talking points below.

  1. What is the importance of water for our health?
  2. What is the difference between good & bad water?
  3. Why is our water contaminated?
  4. What is alkaline water, and why is it beneficial for us?
  5. Why is it important to remineralize purified water?
  6. Why are plastic bottles harmful to us and the environment?
  7. What information is missing in the “parts per million” reading?
  8. What is in our water?  Why is it harmful?
  9. What is distilled water?  Is it harmful?
  10. Does it matter what type of water we cook with?  If so, why?

UPDATE: The podcast has been posted!

Listen again on iTunes or Soundcloud.

UPDATE: Announcement And Offer! PUR2o (And You?) At The Staten Island Healthy Living Expo

PUR2o is very excited to be hosting a booth at the upcoming Healthy Living Expo in Staten Island, and even more excited to see you there! We have 10 EXTRA TICKETS to give away, and we want you to join us!

Just fill out the form below this post on our website to claim yours. They’re first come, first serve and limited to 2 tickets per person. Additional details will be provided after confirming your reservation. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 25
11AM-4PM
The Staten Island Hilton
1100 South Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314

More information can be found on their official event website.

UPDATE: ONLY 7 TICKETS LEFT!

February 2018 In Review

Brita® PRO™ Products Page: As we previously announced late in January, we are now dealers of the new line of Brita® PRO water softeners and filters for whole house treatment. We’re happy that only shortly thereafter, the current inventory is up and running on our own website as well.

Job Fair: PUR2o had a great time meeting with potential new team members and seeing the local community gather together at the Hackettstown Job Fair! A good day to be productive, but a good day to help those in need as well.

PUR2o Interview: PUR2o President & CEO Antonio Cernuto say down earlier this month for an in-depth interview by Certified Health and Wellness Coach & PUR2o Partner In Wellness Jill Davis. Some talking points included water quality, mineral damage, bottled water, and—of course—PUR2o’s solutions to all these problems.

Things To Look Out For

Soulsational Festival: PUR2o will be bringing it’s fabulous Hydration Station to a booth at the 8th Annual Soulsational Festival on July 28th. We’ll bring you more details about our presence there as we hear more, and specifics about the event can be found on their website: www.soulsational.info. We hope to see you there!

Jill Davis Interviews PUR2o President & CEO Antonio Cernuto

Earlier this month, Certified Health and Wellness Coach & PUR2o Partner In Wellness Jill Davis sat with PUR2o President & CEO Antonio Cernuto to talk about water quality problems and solutions.

Together they cover the dangers of unsafe water, the advantages of filtered over bottled water, the basics of the PUR2o process, and much more. Jill and Antonio aim to give you a full picture of what’s really coming out of your tap, and how PUR2o can help you fix it!