disadvantage of tap water
there are minerals found in tap water like lead and chlorine which are harmful to our health. tap water surrounding (water fountains, tap water faucets e.t.c) can be contaminated because of multiple users.
Advantages of Tap water compared to bottled water
tap water are tested in government lab to ensure they are not contaminated. tap water is a lot less expensive than bottled water. from test conducted a gallon of tap water can cost as little as one cent and a gallon of bottled water can cost as much as ten dollars.
Advantages of bottled water compared to tap water
bottled water contain less contaminate and minerals than tap water because it goes through a process known as distillation which is where the minerals and contaminate are filtered away. bottled water is also convenient to carry around. bottled water is useful during emergencies like a tornado or hurricane.
Disadvantages of bottled compared to tap water
bottled water is not regulated by the government which means it doesn't undergo strict bacteria and contamination testing. the plastics bottles used by the bottled water companies are made with substance harmful to the environment and and bad for health. this substance is derived from crude oil and is called polyethylene. the plastic bottles leak chemicals into the water which is potentially harmful to our health. more expensive than tap water. about 1.5 billion tons of plastic water bottles go into land fills each year. it takes 300 years for a plastic bottle to degrade.