Say Goodbye to Bottled Water: The Secret to Delicious Tap Water

Transform Your Tap: Ditching Bottled Water for Superior Home Filtrationbottled water is expensive and bad for the environment

Are you tired of purchasing bottled water for your family to drink at home? Many families are realizing that constantly buying water bottles quickly adds up to be quite expensive and creates a lot of trash. We're going to show you how you can make your tap water taste better than any bottled water you've had.

The Hidden Costs of Bottled Water

While convenient, bottled water comes with two significant drawbacks: its expense and it creates a lot of trash, which is a big environmental impact. The cost of continually purchasing bottled water adds up quickly, making it a less economical choice compared to filtering tap water. Moreover, the production and disposal of plastic bottles create substantial environmental harm, contributing to pollution and waste.

Risks of Untreated Tap Water

Tap water may contain various contaminants that pose health risks and affect its taste. These can include chlorine, used in municipal water treatment, which imparts an unpleasant taste and smell. Harmful contaminants such as lead, especially in older plumbing systems, can lead to serious health issues. Additionally, high levels of minerals can result in hard water, affecting both taste and appliance efficiency.

Common Reasons Behind Bad Tasting Tap Water

  • Mineral Content: High levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium, typical in hard water, can give a metallic taste.
  • Chlorine Treatment: Chlorine, used for disinfection in municipal water supplies, can leave a chemical-like taste.
  • Sulfur Contamination: Sulfur creates a rotten egg smell that makes water so off putting that people won't even want to drink it.
  • Old Plumbing: Deteriorating pipes can leach materials into the water, causing rusty or earthy flavors.
  • Environmental Contaminants: Runoff from agricultural areas or industrial pollutants can seep into water sources, affecting taste and safety.
  • Algal Blooms: Certain times of the year, algal blooms in water sources can produce compounds that result in an unpleasant taste.

Top Filtration Methods for Pristine Drinking Water

To ensure the safety and palatability of your tap water, consider these effective filtration methods:

  • Reverse Osmosis (RO): RO systems provide comprehensive filtration, removing a wide range of contaminants, including dissolved solids, to deliver pure, clean water.
  • Carbon Filtration: Ideal for removing chlorine and improving taste and odor, carbon filters are a simple yet effective solution for basic water purification needs.
  • UV + Carbon Filtration Combined: For the ultimate protection, combining UV purification with carbon filtration ensures the removal of both chemical contaminants and waterborne pathogens.

Our Recommended Solution

Our recommended combination to ensure that your home has the best tasting, safest tap water would be to start with a reverse osmosis filter and a carbon whole house filtration system. Combined, these take care of most problems that could be making your tap water undesirable to drink.

  • NRO4-50 Reverse Osmosis Systemthis easy to install device has a 4 stage filtration process that removes lead, nitrates, bacteria, radium, and other chemicals. It will make your water taste the same or even better than your favorite bottled water like Dasani or Aquafina.
  • Fleck 2510SXT Whole House Carbon Filterthis carbon filter uses Centaur Carbon, which is the best in the market at ensuring your water is purified, clean, and ready for you to drink and cook with.
  • Viqua VH410 UV Disinfection Systemthis disinfection system uses UV light to kill off bacteria in your water supply which could be quite dangerous to your family's health, ensuring that it is safe for consumption.

We always recommend you test your water at home with a test kit that you can get online or at any local home improvement stores. Don't worry, these kits are easy to use! Once you've figured out what you're dealing with, you can tackle the problem with the right water filtration.


Switching to a home filtration system offers a sustainable, cost-effective, and health-conscious alternative to bottled water. With options like reverse osmosis, carbon filtration, and combined UV and carbon systems, you can enjoy the convenience of safe, great-tasting water straight from your tap. Embrace the change today and contribute to a healthier planet and lifestyle.

We're Here To Help You

Don't hesitate to seek professional assistance when needed. Our experts at Mid Atlantic Water have been helping customers make the right choice for their home's water problems for nearly 30 years. If you have any questions on which water filtration system is right for your home, we're here to help. Contact us however you'd like:

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