Bottled Water No Safer than Municipal Water

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RainSoft, a worldwide manufacturer of water treatment systems, reacts to FDA's inability to assure safe, quality bottled water.

Homeowners, parents and particularly mothers can act now to add one more layer of security for their families drinking water

RainSoft, a worldwide manufacturer of water treatment systems, reacts to FDA's inability to assure safe, quality bottled water.

Americans pay for bottled water because they think it is cleaner and healthier than municipal water. However, according to two studies released at a Congressional hearing Tuesday, the FDA does not require bottled water companies to disclose sources, use certified labs or report failures of water quality tests. The EPA mandates that public water systems regulate all of the above, and more. In response, FDA officials have requested legislation be passed to allow them more funding and authority in order to control bottled water safety.

"Homeowners, parents and particularly mothers can act now to add one more layer of security for their families drinking water," says Mark Vance, Chief Marketing Officer at RainSoft, a worldwide manufacturer of water treatment systems. "Our research shows that when people talk about water quality they most often are referring their drinking water. They are concerned but they don't know what to do about it other than buy bottled water. Now they are learning that even bottled water might not be safe."

Municipalities responsible for providing tap water have regulations that do not apply to bottled water providers, such as reporting unhealthy contaminants within 24 hours. Companies that produce bottled water, do not have to report any positive contamination tests.

"Area municipalities do a fine job providing water," says Vance. "And RainSoft products help to make this good tap water even better. Our products filter water to levels that no municipality could ever afford to deliver, due to their current budget cuts and limited infrastructure."

In addition to questions about quality, bottled water has long been criticized due to high levels of environmental waste. According to the National Association for PET Container Resources, only about a quarter of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles used for water and other products are recycled in the U.S.

Vance said, "For what the average American family spends on bottled water every year, they could easily pay for a RainSoft drinking water filtration system. Our products give homeowners 'peace of mind' by being environmentally friendly and economically wise."

About RainSoft
RainSoft has been in the business of providing the finest home whole house air purification units and water filtration systems for residences and businesses around the globe since 1953. Based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois RainSoft is dedicated to extensive laboratory research and development and rigorous third party testing, RainSoft is committed to becoming the most trusted source of residential and light commercial air and water quality in North America. For more information on RainSoft, please call 1-800-RAINSOFT or visit http://www.RainSoft.com.

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