Tap Water VS. Bottled

Are you hesitant to drink tap water? When you’re thirsty, we bet that your first thought is that chilled water bottle, instead of heading to the sink for some tap. At Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we encourage you to rethink your water drinking ways, and be open to drinking from the tap. You use it for many of your daily routines, such as cooking food, brushing your teeth and showering. Why not drink it?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the U.S. has the safest drinking water supply in the world 1. And the Las Vegas Valley Water District reports that it provides drinking water that meets or surpasses all state and federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards for water quality 2. There are many reasons to choose tap over bottled and we have provided the top four reasons why you should make the switch:

Savings: We’re all looking for ways to save money, right? Drinking tap water instead of bottled water is one way you can save. Tap water costs cents to the gallon, and when compared with the amount spent on bottled water, you may be surprised. At an average cost of $1.22 per gallon, you could be spending up to 300 times the cost of tap water to choose bottled water 3.

Environment: If you’re drinking tap water that means that you are most likely using a reusable cup, instead of plastic water bottles. By doing that, you’re keeping those plastic bottles out of landfills, saving the energy it takes to make or recycle them, and in turn, helping the environment! According to The Water Project, U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of discarded water bottles alone. 4

Health: You need water to stay hydrated, that’s clear. But is the tap water in your home safe for your health? According to The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), every community is required to provide its residents with an annual consumer confidence report (CCR), which gives information on local drinking water quality, the water’s source, the levels of contaminants found in the water, problems with the water treatment system, and lastly, how customers can get involved in protecting their drinking water 5. With this, homeowners can be confident about their tap.

It’s Convenient: Need we say more? Tap water is readily available in your home.

If you’re still concerned about your tap water, Yes! offers a variety of water treatment systems and water testing for your home. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit us at https://www.theyesmancan.com or call us at (702) 382-2478.

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/observances/dww.html

https://www.lvvwd.com/water-quality/reports/index.html

https://www.ars.com/blog/ars-rescue-rooter-ban-the-bottle

https://thewaterproject.org/bottled-water/bottled_water_wasteful

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