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Filtered, Bottled or Tap: What Is The Healthiest Water To Drink?

Filtered, Bottled or Tap: What Is The Healthiest Water To Drink?

On average, we should be drinking up to 6 - 8 glasses of water per day to make sure our bodies remain properly hydrated. However, when it comes to choosing the right source of water for yourself and your family, you want to ensure the water source you choose to drink is safe. You need drinking water that is free from bacteria and chemicals, clear and colourless, and has no foul odours. So with a vast variety of options available (bottled water, water filtrations systems, tap water) – selecting the healthiest water option can be a challenge. Water Depot is here to provide you with some advantages about some of the drinking water options you can choose from:

Water Filtration Systems


  • These systems can remove harsh chemicals such as: lead, nitrate, sodium chloride, pesticides, organic compounds and more.
  • Drinking filtered water is a much more economical practice compared to drinking bottled water.
  • Water filters can improve the overall taste of your water.
  • These systems can be installed in your home easily and are more cost-effective than purchasing water bottles on a regular basis.
  • Water Depot provides a wide variety of water filtration systems for a customer to choose from including: reverse osmosis systems, water softeners, ultraviolet disinfection systems and more.
  • Water filtration systems from Water Depot have been proven to remove more unsafe impurities than any other purification methods listed.

Bottled Water


  • All bottled water sold in Canada must comply with the Food and Drugs Act and its regulations, which include specific microbiological standards, acceptable treatments and labelling requirements.
  • Bottled water is regulated on three levels: federal, provincial and industry.
  • It is also subjected to a completely different set of rules and regulations compared municipal drinking water (tap water).
  • Most Canadian bottled water comes from natural springs, generally located underground on private property.
  • Bottled water is convenient to purchase, being sold in many grocery stores, variety stores and supercentres.

Tap Water (Municipal Drinking Water)


  • Health Canada provides national guidelines for the treatment and recommended chemical levels for municipal drinking water.
  • Tap water is very inexpensive.
  • Tap water is tested to check for harmful bacteria, or diseases.

The Bottom Line

The human body relies on water for survival, and it needs to be consumed regularly in order to live a healthy lifestyle. Now that you are educated about the different options, has it changed the way you look at water? If you have any questions about water purification, or any of the other products Water Depot carries, do not hesitate to contact us. Water Depot can help you choose a drinking water system.