Drinking water quality test - Stop using bottled water and save money

Last updated on: 07 June 2020

Water Safe - Test your drinking water

For at least four years in our house we have been drinking bottled water and recently we have learnt that most probably we have wasted hundreds of euro.

We used to live in a country were the water quality was not be best. We knew that the city drinking water pipes used to bring water to the houses was very old and the government was using chloride to keep the water drinking within acceptable quality. Even with that, there was the case that an entire city had to stop using tap water for drinking and for weeks and the citizens had to purchase bottled water for drinking.

This is the reason why we started buying bottled water and we believe it was a good decision because health comes first.

Years ago we moved to another country and we kept buying bottled water for daily use but some months ago we decided to challenge this decision and our motivations.

Is our tap water really that bad, or, does the tap water contains any harmful substances that deem necessary from us to purchase bottled water? After all, we were spending many hundreds or euro every year buying bottled water.

Drinking water test kit

We did look around for a test kit or device to test our tap water and we came across a test kit that seemed quite complete. The water safe test kit measures the levels of Bacteria, Lead, Pesticides, Copper, Iron, Nitrates, Nitrites, pH, Hardness and Chlorine.

This test kit comes with quite clear instructions and we were able to perform most of the tests within one hour. The only exception was the bacteria levels test which takes 48 hours to shown a result. This is because of the time required to grow the bacteria and display the bacteria level.

And… all the test showed that our tap water is absolutely perfect to drink. The tests show the results in particles per million (PPM) and all our test were within the lowest levels of particles.

Those were very positive news, that means that we can drink our tap water without any problem. Still, that means that over the years we had spent many hundreds of euro buying bottled water for nothing.

The cost of drinking bottled water

Now we know better but most probably there is many people out there who are in the same situation as we were.

If this is your case, we hope that you found the information we have shared useful. If this is not your case but you may know other people who could benefit of the information we have presented, share this post.

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