Why is drinking tap water better?

Tap water has it all over bottled water. 

  • First, it's significantly cheaper, pennies per gallon as opposed to more than $1 per bottle. 
  • Second, tap water undergoes more - and more extension - testing. Tap water is disinfected, filtered to remove pathogens, and tested for E. coli, fecal coliform, bacteria, cryptosporidium, giardia, viruses most synthetic organic chemicals. There is no requirement that bottled water be disinfected or filtered or that it be tested for those elements. 
  • Third, less than 30% of water bottles are recycled. The rest end up on roadsides, in landfills, and in our lakes and river. 

It makes sense for financial, health, and environmental reasons to kick the bottle.

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1. Who may I contact to get assistance with paying my water bill?
2. How many meters are read each month by the Department of Water and Sewerage?
3. How many water accounts does the Department of Water and Sewerage service?
4. How is my monthly water bill calculated?
5. What is wastewater?
6. What is Average Winter Consumption (AWC) and how is it calculated?
7. How can I manually monitor my water use?
8. Why is drinking tap water better?
9. My blue recycling can has not been picked up. Who do I contact?
10. My green city garbage can has not been picked up. Who do I contact?
11. Where do I locate my water usage on my water bill?
12. What is the customer service number?