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Over the years, bottled water has become increasingly popular, with consumption doubling from 2000 to 2015. Americans now consume about 50 billion plastic water bottles each year. Though you may not have any concerns with the bottled water you drink, our time in this industry has made us believers that there are better ways to meet your daily water requirements.

We recommend installing a drinking water system in your home. This will help save money on water and will help protect the environment. Prairie State Water Solutions offers drinking water systems to homes in St. Charles, Illinois and other surrounding areas. Contact us to order a water treatment system.


Consumers are typically quite sensitive to prices, but this appears to not be the case for bottled water. One study found that bottled water is 300 times more expensive to drink than tap water. To think about it in another way, consider the American Water Works Association’s figure that the average cost of tap water is only $0.004 per gallon. Clearly, switching away from bottled water can save you quite a bit of money!

Environmental Impact

As many environmentally-minded people have pointed out, the vast use of plastic for water bottles has not been kind to the earth. Resources like oil are required to manufacture plastic. Additionally, water is also required to make a plastic water bottle. The whole process that takes place prior to getting a bottle of water into your fridge can require up to six to seven times the amount of water that’s actually in the bottle!


One of the main reasons people drink bottled water is that they don’t like the taste of their tap water at home. We totally understand this; naturally, people want the liquid they drink and use the most to be free of any unpleasant tastes or odors. We’ve helped many customers who were unhappy with their home’s water, providing them with better-tasting water and reduced water costs. Learn about one of our methods to do this!


Some people drink bottled water because they feel it is cleaner or purer than tap water. This is simply not the case. Tap water and bottled water are held to essentially identical standards. In fact, it’s even been reported that bottled water is less regulated than tap water. There is no reason to believe tap water is inferior to bottled water.

What’s the Solution?

Because people’s home water supplies can vary in many ways, we resist the impulse to provide a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Generally, prior to reaching out to us, our customers were dealing with hard water or water that was otherwise corrupted by unsavory chemicals or minerals. Once you’ve identified that your tap water isn’t up to your standards, we’ll send out a technician to test your water and determine the problem. From there, we will develop a solution based on the results. Once we know what we’re dealing with, we can install a drinking water system, Filtration System, or some other type of water-purification system.

We hope we’ve swayed you (even just a little) to the viewpoint that plastic water bottles are problematic. If you’re ready to make the switch away from bottled water and start saving money, call Prairie State Water Solutions at (630) 864-7078 or contact us online!
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