Before the wild west, there was bottled water.
The $170 billion industry began with the desire for imitation mineral spring water. And to stop the fear of waterborne typhoid and cholera.
In the past two centuries, the reasons for choosing bottled water have changed – but consumption choices haven’t. Bottled water sales are still going strong.
In 2016, for the first time ever, U.S. bottled water sales exceeded soda sales.
Which is a startling reality since new water treatment methods make a compelling case for straight-from-the-tap.
It’s better on cost…
A generic brand of bottled water, bought in bulk, is about $0.16 per litre. Water from your tap is a fraction of that.
If you were to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool with bottled water it would cost about $400,000; to fill it with water from the tap would cost about $2,500.
It’s better for you…
For most Canadians, the quality of their tap water is equal to – but more likely greater than – the quality of bottled water. Expensive bottled water is just repackaged tap water with the valuable minerals filtered out.
Since 2000, 29 out of 49 bottled water products have been recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency due to contamination – things like mold, bacteria and arsenic.
It’s better for the planet…
The environmental impact of un-recycled water bottles is a permanent, planetary stain. Up to 65 million plastic water bottles end up in landfills or global waterways every year and each bottle takes hundreds to thousands of years to decompose, if they decompose at all. Buried under too many other bottles, most won’t get the heat, light or oxygen needed for the process. But, if burned, the bottles produce toxic fumes.
Plus, for every litre of bottled water consumed, three litres of water were used in its production. When water is sold, water is unnecessarily wasted.
If this makes you concerned about protecting our environment, you’re in good company. Eighty-four per cent of Canadians are.
The Modern-Day Solution…
In 1905, chlorine was the solution to the typhoid water epidemic and remains the most common method of treating tap water. But there’s evidence chlorine has its own problems – breaking down into potentially harmful disinfection by-products that represent a long-term health risk.
Today, new water treatment methods using hydrogen peroxide, a naturally occurring molecule, have unlocked the potential of the tap: an inexpensive, healthier source of water.
AVIVE™ Water Systems use a stabilized form of hydrogen peroxide to treat water in the home. It leaves tap water cleaner and healthier, reducing and removing dangerous disinfection by-products. Plus, it tastes better!
By installing AVIVE™ you make your home part of the solution – and help to end the era of bottled water.
“Healthy water. Reduced landfill. Cleaner air. Reduced energy…There really is an extraordinary ripple effect!” Jim Shubat, Founder of SanEcoTec Ltd. and owner of AVIVE™.