Tap water, what is the problem?

We’ve been providing safe, environmentally sustainable drinking water systems to homes and business for nearly 30 years. Fuelled by a passion for removing single-use plastics from our environment, PureH2O pure water has always been the eco-friendly answer to plastic bottled water.

We’re delighted that the conversation about the devastating effects of single-use plastics pollution on the environment is now mainstream. But as increasing numbers of people turn away from plastic bottled water, it’s important to make an informed choice about the water you drink.


So, what’s the problem with tap water, anyway?

Tap water is readily available. It’s treated by water authorities, so it should be safe and palatable. So what’s the problem? You might be surprised to learn that, despite going through municipal water treatment plants, tap water contains a cocktail of contaminants and impurities.

These don’t just affect the taste and smell of tap water (we’re all familiar with that chlorine smell), they compromise its quality and have implications for our health and wellbeing.

Tap water contains nitrates which are linked to cancer, copper and endocrine-disruptors which are linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as plastic fibres and microplastics, the effects of which are only just beginning to be understood by scientists.

If you’d like to learn more about these issues, keep reading for links to further information.


Tap water is a poor choice if you care about your health

We’ve understood the problem with tap water right from the start. Since 1991 our water purification systems have been removing up to 99.99% of all contaminants and impurities found in tap water, including 100% of disease-causing organisms, plastics, pesticides, fertilisers, hormones, medications, heavy metals, nitrates and endocrine-disruptors.

As more and more research is published on the problems with contaminants found in tap water, we’re confident that PureH2O purified water is the sustainable, safe and healthy choice of drinking water.


PureH2O purified water protects your health

Fortunately, it’s easy to make the environmentally sustainable, safe and healthy choice of drinking water. Our tap water purifiers are conveniently installed in a standard kitchen cupboard, require servicing just one a year, and provide you with unlimited quantities of pure water day in, day out.

You can be confident you’ve made the right choice with a PureH2O Purity water purification system.

You can order yours here, call us on 01483 617000 to find out more or email our team who would be pleased to help answer any questions you may have: customerservices@pureh2o.co.uk


Further reading

Nitrates in Drinking Water Increase the Risk of ColoRectal Cancer

Copper in Tap Water linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Potentially Harmful Endocrine Disruptors in Tap Water

Plastic Fibers Found in UK Tap Water

Neonic Pesticides Now Found in Tap Water

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