Buzz: Tap Water Is Bad For You
I drink tap water on a daily basis. Not bottled water. Not filtered water. Just straight up tap water. Recently I had a group of people that were absolutely flabbergasted by the thought that I drink water from the faucet. They went on to tease me by saying, “You haven’t grown gills yet?” and “Do you like drinking toilet paper with your water?” After those comments I didn’t dare admit that room temperature tap water is also fine for me…no need to be ice cold. Who knows what would’ve happened if I told them that!
I’m not going to sit here and share facts about tap water vs bottled water. You can easily search the web and find countless claims for both sides of the argument. I just thought I’d share why I’ve chosen to drink plain ol’ tap water….
Our world has changed but people drank tap water for years and years without any issues.
Municipalities have water standards to maintain. Some may be stricter than others, but all water must be potable.
People make claims that tap water contains toxins. Have they ever stopped to think about the toxins that leech out of the plastic bottles into the water? Especially since bottled water isn’t shipped or stored in a controlled environment.
The thought that people hate the taste of tap water and say that bottled water tastes “clean” is beyond me. Bottled water has never tasted natural to me and I think that’s the case with most people. However, they have acquired the taste for bottled water and now assimilate it to being natural and clean.
With the way we go through water (at least 3 liters a day for me and probably twice that for D) it’s cost prohibitive. In addition I try to reduce my carbon footprint and don’t want to add anymore unneeded waste to the landfill. (remember when I had it out with a clerk over using a plastic bag?)
So many bottled waters have been proven to simply be filtered tap water. Yes, I could use a filter but from previous experience I never paid attention to the filter status, which in turn defeated the purpose. Now I just fill up a plain ol’ pitcher and stick it in the fridge.
I find it hard to spend so much money for a natural resource. In certain circumstances bottled water is valuable. But in day to day situations tap water will do for us.
What I find most interesting is that people are so hung up on avoiding tap water like the plague due to “impurities”, yet they continually expose their bodies to unnatural products and processed foods full of toxins on a daily basis. All without blinking an eye. Even more, they also eat fish that swam in the water that they won’t drink….
Once again, my point isn’t to criticize, but to provide some food for thought.
Have you ever stopped to think about this idea? Am I in the minority? Is it really that weird to just drink tap water?
Keep Smiling and Be Grateful =)