What’s the Environmental Impact of Water Purification Systems?

August 1, 2019

Fresh, clean, filtered water isn’t just a safe and healthy choice for your family—it’s also an environmentally friendly choice. When you choose a whole-home water purification system, you help cut down on waste and increase efficiency throughout your home. Plus, clean water just tastes great. If you’re considering investing in a water purification system for your Scottsdale, AZ home, contact the team at WES Water. We can help you identify the best systems for your individual home and give you a range of options for your budget and lifestyle. Here are just a few of the benefits.

Cut Down on Plastic Waste

Bottled water companies have made a fortune by convincing the public that tap water is unsafe—but studies have shown that bottled water is not significantly safer than what you’ll get from the tap. Instead of buying bottles, you can get clean water with a whole-home water purification system, while helping cut down on landfill waste and environmental degradation.

Although the EPA has regulations regarding “safe” levels of contaminants, at least 10 percent of public tap water does not meet its standards—and all water can contain pollutants such as E. coli, arsenic, lead and chlorine. Who wants to drink, wash their dishes or shower with that?

There’s also the plastic problem. Single-use plastic water bottles take 300 years to degrade in a landfill. As they decompose, they leach harmful chemicals into the earth. In fact, Americans buy over 50 million bottles per year, but only recycle 23 percent of that number. On top of that, recycling single-use plastics uses petroleum, another limited resource. A single person can save 156 plastic bottles per year just by using a reusable water bottle. Now imagine that impact applied to your entire family. Having a water purification system at home is good for your health and your social conscience.

Clean Water, Happier Appliances

Not only can you help reduce your family’s environmental impact, but having clean, filtered water is actually great for your appliances, too. Scale buildup can slow your appliances down, and make your glassware look cloudy. When you add a salt-free softener and a de-scaler, your appliances will run more economically. They will use significantly less energy—in fact, without scale buildup, they can run around 20 to 30 percent more efficiently! More efficient appliances mean less energy used, saving you money.

Salt-free water softening is also much better for the environment. Salt-free softeners don’t waste resources—in this case, salt—and don’t add salt back into waste water, which can make it harder and more expensive to treat. In fact, you can use salt-free waste water to safely water your lawn and plants.

Are you ready to take the plunge into safer, cleaner tap water? When you’re ready to install a residential water purification system in Scottsdale, AZ, contact the professionals at WES Water. We’ll help you decide which system is right for your home with a free in-home consultation. We look forward to working with you soon!

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