Making Tap Water Appealing
Sometimes the big tap water turn off is associated with the taste or smell. Keeping a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator will usually make a big difference. This allows the unwanted odors or taste to dissipate. Filtration is another inexpensive alternative. American Water Works Association reports most Americans pay about $2 per 1000 gallons for tap water. This equals two thousandths of a penny ($02) per gallon.
Filtering tap water with an under the counter system increases the cost to around 10 cents per gallon, still very much less costly than bottled water. Keep in mind that filtering water removes the disinfectants that prevent microbial and bacterial growth. It should be stored in the refrigerator the same as food. Do not wait to long to drink it.
Remember to change the filters according to manufacturer’s recommendations. A water filter left to long can will reduce efficiency and harm water quality. The United States is the world’s largest consumer of bottled water while at the same time has the greatest access to the safest, and usually the least expensive, public drinking water supplies. Turn on the tap! It will save you money, the nation’s resources and the world’s environment.