Take Control of Your Drinking Water
Everyone knows bottled water is costly and wasteful. But did you also know that certain bottles are known to leach chemicals into the very water they contain?
You can enjoy both the best tasting, best quality drinking water and a clear conscience.
There is a cost effective and less wasteful alternative to improve your water at home. Treating tap water at home is also more convenient than purchasing bottled water, as consumers can use treated water for all their drinking and cooking needs (e.g., coffee, tea, pasta) without making multiple trips to the store to stock up on space-consuming jugs of bottled water.
Meet the Kinetico K5 Drinking Station
- Control your filtration — eight different options to meet your needs.
- Don’t wait for filtered water — the K5 delivers a strong flow of water from the faucet.
- No more lugging water from the grocery store — produces more than 40 gallons per day.
- Quick change filters — makes changing filters fast and easy.
- Save fridge and counter space — take back your space with our lead-free, designer faucets.
- Go green — conserve water, energy and costs.
It’s Time to Ditch the Bottle
Is bottled water really safer than tap water?
The advantages of bottled water are consistent taste and implied safety over-treated and untreated tap water. But bottled water is often no safer or better tasting than tap water—in fact, 25 percent of all bottled water is actually just repackaged tap water. And in one test of more than 1,000 bottles of water, 22 percent of the water tested contained man-made chemicals, bacteria, and arsenic. Differences in regulation between bottled and untreated tap water tell the rest of the story. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates all municipally supplied water, devoting more than 350 employees to the task. Bottled water, on the other hand, is considered a food product and is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration—which estimates it only has the equivalent of less than one employee regulating and enforcing bottled water standards.
What are the costs of bottled water?
Bottled water sales are second only to soda in beverage sales in the United States. The average American drinks approximately 24 gallons of bottled water annually. Bottled water sales are $10 billion in the United States and $46 billion worldwide. The cost of the actual water sold in a bottle can be as little as a fraction of a cent. In fact, bottled water costs 250 to 1,000 times the cost of tap water—a high price for something that offers no added safety. The rest of the price to consumers goes toward bottling, shipping, marketing, and other expenses—including a 25 to 30 percent profit for the manufacturer. In addition, the large amount of petroleum products consumed in the creation and transportation of bottled water by cars, trains, planes, and boats has a growing adverse impact on global resources.
What are the environmental costs of bottled water?
Worldwide, 2.7 million tons of plastics are used to bottle water every year. Of that, the most commonly used type of plastic is polyethylene terepthalate, also known as PET. It takes up to 1.5 million barrels of oil to make enough PET for bottled water consumed in America each year — that’s enough oil to fuel 100,000 cars in the same time frame. Eighty-six percent of plastic water bottles in the United States become garbage or litter. And those bottles can take 400 to 1,000 years to break down in the environment.
What alternative is there to bottled water?
The cost-effective and less wasteful alternative is to improve your water at home. Not only do Kinetico water filtration systems ensure high quality, delicious drinking water, they can also make the water you clean and wash with better as well. Treating tap water at home is also more convenient than purchasing bottled water, as consumers can use treated water for all their drinking and cooking needs (e.g., coffee, tea, pasta) without making multiple trips to the store to stock up on space-consuming jugs of bottled water. Consumers can also rest easy knowing they have better quality water with the K5 as it’s certified to remove more contaminants than any other Reverse Osmosis system.