Drinking tap water is inexpensive and can save you money over bottles water while at the same time helping the environment. According to the Container Recycling Institute (CRI), 85% of plastic water bottles end up in our landfills. It would take approximately 1,000 years for these bottles to biodegrade.
At about a penny per gallon as a national average, we can be proud of our tap water compared to other countries where it may be unsafe and expensive. Medical experts agree that drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day is the best choice for hydration. When it’s hot outside, doctors recommend consuming more due to the loss of water through sweat. Tap water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and must meet strict quality requirements. Municipal water treatment plants that provide tap water are required to provide consumers with a detailed water quality report to assure compliance with the EPA standards.
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