Bottled Water vs Tap Water

Bottled water vs Tap Water? Which is best for your home? A woman carries a multigallon drum of water from the back of her van.

Safe drinking water is available virtually everywhere, and thanks to bottled water, you can bring it with you anywhere you go. However, bottled water is not just for those on the go, but you can also have bottled water in your home through various methods of delivery. For decades, Gordon Water Systems has been providing high-quality bottled water to homes, and we are dedicated to give you products of the highest quality.

So, it begs the question: bottled water vs tap water? Before you say that your tap tastes fine and you’re concerned about pollution, know that all bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, which works to ensure that bottled water is safe to drink. The FDA protects consumers of bottled water by requiring that manufacturers produce safe, wholesome, and truthfully labeled food products.

The FDA has a clear definition for bottled water, describing it as water that’s intended for human consumption and sealed in bottles or other containers with no added ingredients, except that it may contain a safe and suitable antimicrobial agent. There are four classifications of bottled water based on its origin: artesian well water, mineral water, spring water, and well water.

Some bottled water also may come from municipal sources, otherwise known as tap water. That water is treated before being bottled through various methods that include distillation, reverse osmosis, and ozonation.

Gordon Water Systems can deliver and install a bottled water dispenser of your choice in your home, and we can help find one that will make the perfect fit. While you may associate water coolers with the workplace, a water cooler can provide room temperature water for cooking, and cold water that is refreshing to drink. 

What also works with either a 3- or 5-gallon water bottle is the spigot and cradle. The spigot and cradle fits right on your counter, and it is a simple way to dispense bottled water into another container, whether a glass or a pitcher to pour from or store in the fridge.

For versatility, there are even pump attachments that work with your bottled water. The dolphin pump is a simple way to dispense water into another container, and there is also the chargeable automatic water pump that starts and stops with a push of a button.

Drinking great bottled water in your home is easier than ever, and Gordon Water Systems is there to help. For more information on bottled water, call Gordon Water Systems today at 616-776-3800. We love improving people’s quality of life by giving them great water.