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Plants need the most water in hot, dry and windy weather, which is usually when water companies are least able to meet demand. Plants are most vulnerable to shortages of water when they are first planted when their roots have not yet established into the deeper, moister layers of soil. Newly planted shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, seedlings, annuals and vegetables will all need watering to be managed carefully until their roots establish. Once plants have established, keeping your soil healthy by adding organic matter should help to minimise the need for watering. The hardness or softness of water depends on its mineral content. Gabi says: "Hard water contains higher levels of essential minerals like calcium and magnesium, which contribute to your daily mineral intake. Soft water has a lower mineral content and tends to have higher concentrations of salt." Additionally, some companies have researched making bottles with biodegradable materials, which may have fewer environmental effects ( 23). Expensive but convenient This not only means that bottled water is pricier than milk and gasoline but also nearly 2,000 times more expensive than tap water ( 18). Hard water and soft water contain many properties, including minerals and chemicals. The concentration of certain minerals is what creates the… READ MORE

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Choosing home water filters & other water treatment systems. Furthermore, it’s estimated that only 20% of plastic water bottles in the United States get recycled. Most end up in landfills or bodies of water ( 1).

You may have heard the terms ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ water before. Hard water refers to water that has a high mineral content and is often found in the South and East of England. All of these steps utilize chemicals and energy, thereby resulting in an environmental impact. Still, the overall environmental effects of tap water are significantly less than bottled ( 11). It also revealed the 5 worst places across the UK for tap water taste. Which all happened to be areas with ‘hard’ water, these were: We have the technical know-how to provide safe drinking water,” says Allaire. “It’s a policy question of how do we make this a reality?”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has one of the world’s safest drinking water supplies ( 3). However, due to environmental concerns and potential health effects, many people are starting to wonder whether tap water is better.

In fact, bottled water production in the United States used 4 billion pounds (1.8 billion kg) of plastic in 2016 alone. The energy input required to produce that amount is equal to 64 million barrels of oil ( 19). Chemical disinfectants such as chlorine or chloramine are then added to the water to help kill any pathogens remaining in the water and any that might be lurking in your pipes when the water travels to your home. If safety or water quality is your main concern, consider purchasing a filtration system or filter pitcher instead of regularly buying bottled water. Rainwater can be collected from the roofs of homes, garages, greenhouses and other garden structures as long as they have gutters and a down pipe that enters the drain at ground level. If all of your rainwater goes to a soakaway rather than the foul sewer you may be entitled to a discount from your water company.If you don’t have room for a water butt,you can stillincrease the water holding capacity of your soil by adding organic matter either as a top dressing, mulch or digging it in. There’s often a lot of confusion when it comes to dos and don’ts with tap water. To help shed some light here are some common questions answered. Can you drink from the bathroom tap?

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