Bottled water is an acceptable alternative if you would like better tasting water for drinking and cooking, but it can be expensive, a hassle to carry from the store, can contain harmful BPA chemicals and other bacteria, not to mention all those plastic bottles in our landfills.

It’s generally much less expensive in the long run to use a home drinking water system. Drinking water systems are convenient and provide you with high quality, environmentally-friendly water in your own home when you want it, at prices per gallon that are considerably lower than bottled water.

Check to see that the system you choose is certified to protect you from a wide variety of contaminants and that the manufacturer’s claims have been verified by the Water Quality Association or NSF International.