When you go to the store to stock up on more bottled water, how do you choose from the options on the shelf? From filtered and purified, to infused, sparkling, and even naturally-sourced from a spring, there are various options available for something that should be a fairly straightforward element. The truth is, it is more common for consumers to choose their bottled water based on the brand or price, rather than the level of filtration. A great place to start is to learn the difference between purified water and spring water, since these are your two basic options in terms of store-bought water products. From there, you can decide which product meets your drinking water needs best.
Continue below to get started with a basic introduction of purified and spring water.
Spring Water v. Purified Water
Spring water and purified water do not come from the same sources. Although both are healthy options, their health standards are a primary difference. So, the product you choose will mostly depend on your personal preference, nutritional beliefs, and budget.
Purified water is often referred to as filtered water, but they are in fact, not the same. Filtered water is simply filtered in some way or another, making most water filtered water. As for purified water, such products must adhere to a higher standard of filtration. You see, purified water has had all impurities removed. However, water purification standards do not require microbes to be removed. Legally purified water contains no more than 10 parts per million of impurities like dirt, chemicals, pathogens, and organic matter. Compared to tap water and standard drinking water, this requirement is much higher, which means purified water is less contaminated than tap water. As for a source, purified water may come from any source, such as springs, underground water tables, and more.
Spring water is also known as artesian water, but is also referred to as ground water or well water. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates our drinking water standards, and they define spring water as water that comes from an underground aquifer. Spring water can be accessed via a well, or it can be accessed when the water table reaches the surface. Although there are no legal standards for treating spring water, many people prefer it for its richer concentrations of beneficial minerals and natural filtration processes. However, the U.S. Geological Survey warns against consuming spring water directly from a source since it poses a high risk of contaminants.
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Talk to an Indianapolis Soft Water Specialist About Your Options
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