Recently San Francisco issued:
Executive Directive 07-07- Permanent Phase–Out of Bottled Water Purchases by San Francisco City and County Government.
That Ruling Was Pointing Out The Environmental Impact of Bottled Water stating: Data suggests that the environmental impact of the bottled water industry has been profound. According to the Container Recycling Institute, supplying the plastic water bottles that Americans consumers purchase in one year requires more than 47 million gallons of oil, the equivalent of one billion pounds of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere. More than one billion plastic water bottles end up in California’s landfills each year, taking 1000 years to biodegrade and leaking toxic additives such as phthalates into the groundwater and, additionally, the water diverted from local aquifers for the bottled water industry can strain surrounding ecosystems. Furthermore, transporting bottled water by boat, truck, and train involves burning massive quantities of fossil fuels.
U. S. Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution calling attention to the negative environmental impact of bottled water: “Bottled water must travel many miles from the source, resulting in the burning of massive amounts of fossil fuels, releasing CO2 and other pollution into the atmosphere; and, plastic water bottles are one of the fastest growing sources of municipal waste.”
Chicago: Alderman George Cordovas wants a tax to pay $.25 on every bottle of water sold to pay for the massive clean-up costs of bottles in the lakes, rivers, streets, parks and municipal areas.
Salt Lake City: The city has asked all department heads to eliminate plastic bottles form the offices.
While key individual leaders, both civic and business, that understand the significant environmental impact of bottled water are encouraging people to revert to tap water, that may not be a good alternative when considering the health risk from tap water that’s not free from contaminants and chlorine.
Mirex AquaPure Solutionshas been proven to be a "Healthier, More Cost Effective Alternative to Bottled Water". The Mirex Pure Water Bottle-Less Coolers are hooked up to tap water through the use of either a ¼” polyethylene food grade line about the size of computer cable or ¼” copper line. They use a combination of multi-stage filtration and reverse osmosis along with ultra-violet light to provide pure drinking water at the point-of-use. The contaminants, which are the dissolvable solids, are removed through the multi-stage filtration and reverse osmosis process and any micro-organisms, parasites and viruses that are too small to be filtered are removed by the ultra-violet light. The end result is Pure Fresh Clean Drinking Water!
The Mirex Pure Water Systems uses 75% less energy to produce pure water than bottled water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 98% when compared to bottled water. The solution is clear that there is a better alternative.
Many major accounts in the Houston Metropolitan and surrounding areas have switched to Mirex to enjoy the advantages of clean pure water without all the problems the bottles cause. For references just ask your Pure Water Specialist.