Are we going back to your roots, collecting water from a source? With collapsing water systems in South Africa, South Africans are concerned with their tap water. Tap water is not what it used to be, with cholera, and E.Coli outbreaks, high turbidity in the water, unpredictable water quality, pipe bursts, load shedding, and pump failures!

What can one do?

We see a lot of people buying water – It is always such an interesting concept. Taking your 5Lt bottles to the store to fill up (on municipal water – same water that comes out your tap). Paying for this water! and then carrying these heavy 5Lt back to your car or home.. Have we gone back to our roots, collecting water from the river?

Filling up your water bottle at a supermarket:

  1. Environmental Impact of Packaging: Even though you’re using a reusable container, the bottled water industry still produces a significant amount of plastic waste and has a carbon footprint due to production and transportation.
  2. Cost Over Time: Over the long term, buying bottled water can be more expensive than investing in a home water filter.
  3. Inconvenience: You need to go to the store whenever you need water, which can be inconvenient and time-consuming.

Buying Bottled Water:

  1. Resource Extraction: Bottled water requires the extraction of groundwater or spring water, which can deplete local water sources and harm ecosystems.
  2. Manufacturing: Producing plastic bottles requires oil and energy, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
  3. Transportation: Bottled water is often transported long distances, which increases carbon emissions and energy consumption.
  4. Waste Generation: Plastic bottles create a significant waste issue. Many are not recycled and end up in landfills or as litter in the environment.
  5. Water Waste: The production and transportation of bottled water require a lot of water. Additionally, the amount of water used in bottling can be significantly higher than the actual water contained in the bottles.

Home Water Filter:

  1. Resource Extraction: Home water filters may require some materials for production, but the impact is generally lower than extracting large amounts of groundwater.
  2. Manufacturing: The manufacturing process for filters can generate some emissions, but it’s usually lower compared to producing plastic bottles. (Pentair, social responsibility efforts and corporate responsibility program are guided by Making Better Essential.)
  3. Waste Generation: Filters generate less waste compared to bottled water. Many filters can be recycled, and replacement cartridges are generally smaller than plastic bottles.
  4. Water Conservation: Home water filters can reduce water waste by improving the quality of tap water, which might lead to less reliance on bottled water.

From an environmental standpoint, using a home water filter is generally more sustainable than relying on bottled water. Home filters can help reduce resource extraction, plastic waste, energy consumption, and water waste.

Our filtration systems for your home are easy plug and play installs:

Water Filtration Drinking Kit

  • Comes with/without a tap.
  • All the pipes and fittings
  • 0.2 micron
  • 14950 Litres of water (0.20c a Litre)
  • Filters the bad and keeps the good

Contact us if you would like your water to be tested. We also sell softeners for hard water.

021 830 5439

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