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What’s the Best Reusable Water Bottle? (Page 2)

Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap Water?

Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap Water?

In fact, a four-year-long review by the National Resources Defense Council, which included independent testing of more than 1,000 bottles of water, concluded that bottled water is not necessarily cleaner or safer than regular tap water. What’s more, federal regulation of tap water is more stringent than that of bottled water. The review also noted that at least 25 percent of bottled water is just tap water. If you’re concerned about what comes out of your tap or hate the chlorine taste, install an under-sink or faucet-mounted water filter certified by NSF International.

Your wallet will thank you for choosing a reusable container too: Americans spent $10.6 billion on bottled water in 2009—paying up to 1,000 times the cost of tap water, according to the nonprofit Food and Water Watch.

That’s news we can all drink to. Read on to get the lowdown on which reusable water bottle is the best choice for you.

Next: Which Bottle? »


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