The average American uses 101.5 gallons of water per day. You read that right: per day. That includes showering, cooking, flushing toilets, and about a half gallon just drinking. With all of that consumption, you’d think we’d put a higher premium on the quality of our water, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t filter their water at all. About a third of Americans, in fact, drink their water straight from the tap. But that figure doesn’t necessarily line up with how we feel about our water; most of us are actually concerned about it. And with good reason! Let’s take a look at three reasons to consider water treatment — and what you stand to gain.
Health & Safety
The EPA has set standards for at least 80 different contaminants that may occur in drinking water that pose a risk to human health. Everything from harmful microbes to bacteria and viruses can and do come out of your tap; it’s just a matter of how much you ingest. Disinfection byproducts, solvents, and pesticides found in tap water also can lead to chronic health issues when ingested over a number of years. Fortunately, a Flow-Tech System can filter and eliminate not just these, but as many as 324 other possible contaminants from your water supply. That means that drinking, cooking, or showering, you don’t have to worry about what you’re exposing yourself or your family to.
Bottled water costs about $9.60 per gallon on average across the U.S in bottled form. If gas prices were that high, you’d burn down the gas station. So if you’re thinking to yourself, “maybe it’s time I start buying bottled water instead?” Maybe that’s not the best idea; at least not for your bank account. In fact, a few hundred dollars of up-front costs on a Flow-Tech System winds up paying for itself in less than a year. And that’s just on drinking water! If you’re interested in finding out exactly how much you stand to save (or what it might look like to have a Flow-Tech System installed), contact Anton’s here.
481.6 billion plastic bottles were used worldwide last year; only about 9% of that plastic was actually recycled. Moreover, America’s demand for plastic water bottles uses over 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year. It’s pretty grotesque no matter which way you spin it. On top of improving your health and protecting your savings, you can also reduce your carbon footprint and look out for the environment by switching from plastic to filtered water. That’s what they call a win-win-win situation.
Want to learn more? Get in touch with Anton’s to ask your questions or set up a free consultation. We’re happy to walk you through the costs, upsides, and benefits of a Flow-Tech System.