Alternative Options to Public Water Sources

By Shannon Gurnee
In Home Reviews
July 12, 2019

This partnered post discussing the alternative options to public water sources is from iPropertyManagement. Read below to learn more about public water sources and whole house water filtration systems.

Public water sources, sometimes not so affectionately referred to as city water, are known to be laced with contaminants and chemicals that are, in the long run, detrimental to human health. When a good deal of public water sources are found to contain these chemicals because they’ve been used to treat the water, many folks will be looking into alternative sources of pure, healthy drinking water to keep themselves, and their families, hydrated.

When looking into alternative water sources, most people will factor in different things such as cost and effectiveness into achieving the end goal: pure, untreated water for their families. Each source will have its pros and cons, but the end result will be the same, and will ultimately be much healthier for you and your family in the long run.

Several options exist for folks looking into getting away from city water, such as filtering the known bad chemicals out of the public water coming into their home through a whole house water filtration system, using well water, and drinking bottled water.

Let’s explore the pros and cons of each one, and with further research you will be able to decide the best path to follow to ensure your water is pure and healthy.


Filtering Out the Bad Stuff: Water Filtration Systems

While some folks may seek to completely cut ties with city water altogether, some folks may not have the extra money to spend on digging a well, while others will want to avoid constantly having to buy bottled water or jugs of drinking water when they run low.

If you are one who wishes to remain connected to city water but just want to make sure you are eliminating all of the detrimental chemicals and contaminants often found in it, a whole house water filtration system may be just what you’re looking for.

Whole house water filtration systems are made by a variety of companies, and are becoming more and more affordable to families everywhere. Features to look for in these systems can be found at knowledgeable sites like iPropertyManagement. The ability to keep the good minerals in the water while still removing the known detrimental contaminants is one feature that’s particularly beneficial.

Most of these systems are very easy for just about anyone to install, and some come with bonuses such as extra filters and cartridges. If completely disconnecting from city water is not really viable, one of these filtration systems may be the best options for you.

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Nourishment From the Earth: Well Water

One of the best options to be completely self-sufficient with your water and truly make your water source yours is well water. It can be a great choice for anyone looking to get pure, untreated water straight from the Earth itself. Well water also brings with it several benefits that you won’t find in any other water source. Just a few of these benefits include:

Well water is healthier: Many folks don’t realize that when local water utility companies treat the public water for contaminants, they end up removing some of the healthy minerals from that same water. Well water is filtered naturally, and is packed by default with many nutrients and minerals that your body needs.

After the initial setup, well water is cheaper: Sure, hiring a well services contractor to dig a well can cost a decent sum of cash. The good news? After the well is dug and you have the proper infrastructure in place, you will never have to pay another water bill again. You will just need well pump services once in a while to properly maintain your well. 

Well water is completely natural: This is obvious, but not something most folks think about. When you have your own well, you don’t have to worry about things like contaminants and chemicals, because you know exactly where your water is. It stays in your well until you turn on a faucet, and it doesn’t travel through miles of potentially old piping and city systems before it reaches you.

Convenient and Safe: Bottled Water

Bottled water is well-known and used by millions of people every single day. It is one of the most convenient ways to get your water, but can get a bit pricey if it is your main source of drinking water. The good news with bottled water is that it is safe and untreated, and highly portable.

Bottled water is an excellent option to have around for folks who exercise often; just grab a bottle on your way out to your jog or to the gym, and it will help you stay hydrated during your workout. It can also come in handy during times of natural disasters or big storms.

There are also many types of bottled water, some with different flavors to shake your taste buds up, and some with added minerals and electrolytes. Its convenience can even increase your water intake.

Staying Hydrated, No Matter Which Option is Best For You

Whether your main source of water comes from filtered public water, a well, or bottled water, it is important for your well-being and overall health to make sure you stay hydrated. Having access to pure, clean water is a basic human necessity, and you should always make sure to drink enough a day to keep your body in tip-top shape. You’ll feel great, and your body will thank you.



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

28 Responses to “Alternative Options to Public Water Sources”

  1. Oh we are so lucky to have the freshest, cleanest water straight out of the tap here in Austria. I always miss it when I travel 🙂
    xx, Theresa

  2. kumamonjeng says:

    We have a filtered water system from Amway, only need to change the refill every year. Clean water is so important for our health.

  3. Mama Maggie's Kitchen says:

    It is important to always have clean water for your loved ones! Thank you for sharing this interesting blog.

  4. Heather says:

    We use filtered water in our home to keep out all the gunk. It works really well.

  5. True. However, there is always an option of boiling it all together. Nothing beats water yu have boiled yourself because you are 100% sure you “prepared it for your consumption” personally.

  6. It is so important to filter our water when we know it might not be so healthy. Thanks for sharing these resources

  7. Carolyn says:

    I’ve never really thought about water in this way before. Fortunately, our house uses well water so I’m really happy about that!

  8. Emily Fata says:

    Clean well water has always been a perfect source of water for generations, so as long as it’s monitored and safe for drinking, I feel it should be more widely used today.

  9. Emman Damian says:

    Well, I hope to the government regularly maintain them so that there will be free access to potable water in the city. I think we have few in our city.

  10. Steph Social says:

    Growing up, my parents had installed a massive water filtration system in our basement. It was very expensive. Now I drink tap water lol or bottled water:)

  11. We have filtered water in our house…but what’s interesting is that I just returned from 2 weeks in Italy. They have public water filling stations that are not filtered, but just spring water. It’s absolutely pure and delicious…Some fountains even display an “A+” rating. I re-filled my bottle all the time!

  12. Tiffany La Forge-Grau says:

    I grew up with well water and sure do miss it. You can’t beat that cold, fresh, clear taste of well water.

  13. Joanna Clute says:

    My parents have always kept bottled water. They also have one of those drinking water systems where the bottles are refilled.

  14. Ashley Rice says:

    I grew up with well water and I miss it so much. Once I get to a spot where I can get well water, I am so installing it!

  15. Angelica says:

    We use bottled water but I would love to use filtered water. It scares me a little but I just need to research it more.

  16. Ericka says:

    Stay away from the city water it’s full of chemicals, chlorine and dirt. I didn’t grow up with a purified water system but now that has changed for my family.

  17. Gervin Khan says:

    I actually grew up drinking well water but as years goes and living in other places I started using bottled water.

  18. Filtered water systems are so helpful and I don’t know what I’d do without one because I hate always having to buy plastic bottles. Thanks for sharing! -Sondra Barker

  19. Lavern Moore says:

    Whole house water filtration system may be they way to go. Good options here to consider.

  20. eli says:

    Oh this is a cool topic that I don’t really think much of. I just use tap water and try to avoid bottled water when I can but I never really thought about the ins and outs of water sources.

  21. Catherine says:

    Interesting article. I always drink bottled water but I’d like to get a water filter system for the home..thanks for sharing!

  22. Alexandra Cook says:

    I am so much concerned with the water we drink at home thats why I always make sure that we have waqter filter.

  23. I do worry about our water supply. I have a load of water on hand in the house, and I dream of owning property where I can have two wells, one on either side of my property!

  24. Jessica may says:

    We have just recently been going through these choices. We recently found a filtration bottle for when we are out and about!

  25. Drinking water s so important and it is good to know of alternative options to public water especially if your drinking water is not clean and safe to drink directly from the tap

  26. Suzanne says:

    What an interesting article! I’m so open for this! 🙂 xo

  27. Katie says:

    Bottled water and a water filter are definitely easy options for staying hydrated. Our house uses a neighborhood well which is a good community resource.

  28. Elizabeth O says:

    I’ve tried them all and at this point in my life, I drink whatever water appeals to me. In NY, they say tap water is great… all depends.

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