While bottled water is generally of good quality, Federal standards for bottled water are no stricter than standards for tap water. That means that federal regulations only require bottlers to test for a handful of the hundreds of known chemical contaminants. But there are other issues to consider such as cost, convenience and usability. It is a lot less expensive to own your own Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station when you consider the time and costs associated with bottled water. Also, your Kinetico drinking water system will allow you to use the water for many purposes including cooking without rationing. Treating your own water at home will eliminate the need for storing bulky plastic bottles and supply you with unlimited water, right on tap, at prices per litre that are considerably less than buying bottled water.
Another issue is that the use of bottled water is environmentally questionable when one considers the unnecessary costs of plastic generation, product transportation and empty bottle waste/recycling.
The US has been chlorinating its water supplies for over one hundred years. It is through this treatment method that we have been able to virtually wipe out water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever.
It is what lies beneath the surface of the population’s concerns over chlorine’s effect on the taste and odor of water that has sparked heated debate. Debate has centered on the safety of chlorine with respect to its potential as a carcinogen.
When chlorine breaks down organic material, it creates byproducts that can damage the heart, kidneys, nervous system and lungs. These byproducts also increase the incidents of certain types of cancer. Many articles have been written about THM’s (trihalomethanes) and their impact on our health. This is well worth your investigation. Data showing these results prompted the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States to respond with limits to the amount of chlorine byproducts permissible in drinking water. Eliminating the byproducts of chlorine should be a primary objective in any personal water treatment plan.
Water very commonly contains hardness elements such as magnesium and calcium, dissolved rock, hence the description of hard water. Soft water is when these minerals are removed through a process known as ion exchange. If you have hard water, you may see staining or scaling build up on your sinks, tubs, showers and clothing; scaling deposits on your glassware; and damage due to scale in your pipes and appliances. You will also notice less lather from your shampoos/soaps and a filmy dryness feeling on your skin. Often, types of skin irritations are tied to hard water. All of these are symptoms of the need for softened water.
Hard water can also produce a rock-like scale that builds up in pipes, water heaters, plumbing fixtures, dishwashers and other water-related appliances. This scale will reduce water flow, clog valves and vents and create maintenance problems reducing the life of your appliances.
What about those bottles of water that so many people have become attached to? First, they’re expensive — sometimes costing more than $1.00 per liter, which translates into 800 to 4800 times the cost of tap water. Second, they’re cumbersome to tote, and you have to go to the store to purchase them. Third, all of those plastic containers must be recycled, or they’ll crowd landfills. And finally, depending on the source of the bottled water, it may be nothing more than filtered municipal water. In fact, contrary to the popular image of remote Alpine meadows and unspoiled streams, bottled-water sources are often near metropolitan areas.
Also of interest is the fact that Federal standards for bottled water are no stricter than standards for tap water. That means that federal regulations only require bottlers to test for a handful of the hundreds of known chemical contaminants. In-home drinking water systems, which have also boomed in popularity in recent years, deliver the same benefits and more, without the inconvenience. And best of all, they’re actually less expensive than bottled water with a Kinetico VX Plus Deluxe delivering better than bottled water for as little as 7 cents a liter.
A whole home water treatment system will pay for itself in many ways. Treated water helps your water heater run more efficiently, reducing energy bills.
Treated water is easier on your pipes, plumbing fixtures and your water-related appliances resulting in fewer repairs and related costs.
Additionally, treated water requires less detergent to wash clothes and dishes. It also saves on the amount of shampoo and conditioners you use.
Also, a drinking water system is much more economical than purchasing bottled water for your home.
Aqua Pure Solutions proudly offers Kinetico Water Filtration Systems. And, Kinetico stands proudly behind the quality and reliability of its innovative water treatment products. Improving the quality of your water is important to you, and giving you the confidence that you’ve made a wise decision is important to us. At Kinetico, we pride ourselves on offering the longest and most complete warranties in the industry and coverage and inclusions you will not find from our competitors.
What makes our warranties so strong?
No Fine Print – Many warranties have limitations or “fine print,” and they end up falling short when you need them most. Excluded coverage on certain parts, the parts most likely to break down, is common in the industry. At Kinetico, our warranties’ coverage is clear, straightforward and comprehensive.
On the Move – Our warranties are transferable to new owners, or they can stay with the unit and “go where you go” should you decide to take it with you.
Local Service – Our warranties are valid only if your Kinetico product is installed, operated and serviced according to Kinetico’s recommendations and applicable local codes. Your Kinetico water expert will verify that the system is appropriate for your water conditions and will make sure your unit is installed properly for optimum performance. Your Kinetico water expert will also be there for you should you have any questions down the road.
Our History – Our products have gotten better over the years, and so have our warranties. We continuously make improvements to our products, and in turn, they work better and last longer. We are so confident that your Kinetico water treatment system will last for years and years that we put our money where our mouth is.
Safety in Numbers – We are so sure that a Kinetico water softener will continuously do its job of protecting your home and water-using appliances that we will actually extend the warranty coverage on the K5 Drinking Water Station if it is installed with a Kinetico water softener. *Water conditions must be similar to the original installation location.
We serve all of Middle Tennessee from Portland to Pulaski, from Waverly to Crossville, and everything in between: including but not limited to Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Thompson Station, Manchester, Shelbyville, McMinnville, Cookeville, Lebanon, Crossville, Gallatin, Portland, Goodlettsville, Clarksville, Dickson, Fairview, Pegram, Ashland City, Hendersonville, White House, Mt. Juliet, Kingston Springs, Waverly, Centerville, Columbia, Lewisburg, and Mt Pleasant. We also serve select areas in and around Memphis.