83% of Canada’s population consumes tap water from municipal drinking water plants, however, the only way to really know if the tap water in your home is truly safe is to consistently test it. Today’s home water filtration solutions can remove 99% of all lead, along with 65 other harmful contaminants.
In Canada, 3 out of 10 households drink bottled water, however, it may not be the healthy alternative we believe it to be:
Only 35% of water bottles are recycled, with 65% ending up in fields, forests, lakes, landfills & rivers. Metropolitans like Toronto uses approx. 100 million (100,000,000) plastic bottles per year.
The average Canadian Household spends upwards of $30/month on bottled water and can cost anywhere from 8 cents per 500ml bottle to $2.50+ for a high-end brand like Fiji or Evian. Tap water, in comparison, costs Canadians on average a tenth of a cent per litre.
Plastic isn’t just bad for the planet. It’s not good for you, either. Bottled water companies increasingly use BPA-free plastic, but laced into plastic bottles are other chemicals that can seep out if exposed to heat or sit around for a long time.
Does Your Home Need A Water Filtration System?
The only way to remove contaminants from drinking water is to invest in a water filter. If your home doesn’t have a water filtration system, you and your family, unfortunately, are the filters. Find out how clean your drinking water really is.