It is unknown how long the water sits in the bottles before being delivered to your office – days, weeks, months? During this time, chemicals can leach out of the plastic and into the water you are drinking. The plastic used in water bottles contains a chemical called Bisphenol A (BPA), which has been proven to leach into the water. BPA is an endocrine disruptor, is shown in over 130 studies to be linked to reproductive abnormalities, ADHD, cancer, and heart disease. Additionally, the NRDC conducted a four-year study of 103 brands of bottled water, finding that about 1 in every 3 bottles tested contained levels of contamination -- including synthetic organic chemicals, bacteria, and arsenic. Bottled water can hide behind an image of purity because it is a highly unregulated industry, with little safety requirements, while the industry of bottleless water dispensers are tested and disclosed.
Per liter, bottled water costs up to 10,000 times more than tap water!
The production of bottled water required the equivalent of 17 million barrels of oil last year—enough fuel to run 1 million U.S. cars for a year—and generated more than 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide. Each year, 50 billion plastic water bottles end up in landfills or as roadside litter, which take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade.
Plus, it requires 3 times as much water to make the bottle as it does to fill it...
- The New York Times - “Quality of Bottled Water Questioned”
- Pacific Institute- “Bottle Water and Energy”
- ABC News- “Green Your Drinking Water”
- Los Angeles Times- "BPA in Bottled Water"
- Check out a trailer to a new documentary on bottled water
Certified Pure's administrative office is based in Stoneham Massachusetts and provides bottleless water dispenser service to office locations and homes nationwide. Our bottleless water dispenser service area includes, but is not limited to, Portland Maine, Lewiston Maine, Bangor Maine, South Portland Maine, Auburn Maine, Brunswick Maine, Biddeford Maine, Sanford Maine, Scarborough Maine, Augusta Maine, Saco Maine, Windham Maine, Westbrook Maine, Waterville Maine, Gorham Maine, Kennebunk Maine, Falmouth Maine, Yarmouth, Maine, Berlin New Hampshire, Claremont New Hampshire, Concord New Hampshire, Franklin New Hampshire, Keene New Hampshire, Laconia New Hampshire, Manchester New Hampshire, Nashua New Hampshire, Portsmouth New Hampshire, Dover New Hampshire, Boston Massachusetts, Worcester Massachusetts, Springfield Massachusetts, Cambridge Massachusetts, Woburn Massachusetts, Somerville Massachusetts, Medford Massachusetts, Waltham Massachusetts, Burlington Massachusetts, Plymouth Massachusetts, Revere Massachusetts, Lexington Massachusetts, Downtown Boston Massachusetts, Lynn Massachusetts, Albany New York, Hartford Connecticut, New Haven Connecticut, and nationwide across continental United States. Contact us today to learn more about our office bottleless water dispenser service or our home water filtration service.