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Filtered Water vs Tap Water

In the UK, there are regulations in place that ensure all water companies supply safe tap water. So, are water filters worth it? Below we outline the differences between filtered water vs tap water and answer commonly asked questions such as ‘Is filtered water better for you?’ and “Do water filters remove minerals?”

Since 1989 Billi’s reputation for design and manufacturing innovation has grown worldwide. We have continued to embrace superior technologies to create cutting-edge products with modern aesthetics to provide our customers with sustainable filtered drinking water.

Are Water Filters Worth It?

Water is essential to our daily needs, and we all know the importance of staying hydrated. The benefits of tap water are that it is readily and conveniently accessible and less costly than bottled alternatives. However, we want to ensure that what we’re putting into our bodies is beneficial for us, and many do struggle with meeting the daily recommended intake of water.

One of the benefits of filtered water is that it tastes and smells much better than standard tap water. Because of this many households that have a water filter installed find their water intake increases. And, if you install a filtered water system that provides filtered water on tap, your filtered water is just as easily accessible as standard tap water. To take this one step further, Billi’s instant boiling, chilled, ambient and sparkling water taps can make it even easier to get your water intake up!

Cost-benefit Analysis

In terms of cost, advancements in technology have seen the emergence of highly energy-efficient water filtration systems. Because our systems don’t require cupboard cutouts this means quick, easy and cost-effective installation. And when it comes to our health, the benefits of high-quality drinking water make it a wise investment.

Another factor that people consider when looking at filtered water vs tap water is space. We’ve considered this so we’ve designed our systems to be under the bench (so they’re tucked away out of site and don’t take up space on your bench top). They also have one of the smallest footprints on the market so don’t take up lots of valuable cupboard space either. With our systems that offer boiling, chilled, ambient and sparkling water you can save on space as you need fewer appliances and you no longer require bottles of water to take up space in the fridge.

Is Filtered Water Better For You?

We’ve established that filtered water is better tasting and space-saving, but is filtered water better for you? According to the UK Drinking Water Inspectorate, tap water in the UK is safe to drink, with the quality of the water rated at 99.97%. However, there is never a 100% guarantee as sometimes water can still contain contaminants by the time it reaches your tap.

The quality of your water can be impacted by factors such as human error in the distribution system, any damage that may mean sediment etc. can be present, and other unwanted nasties that can find their way into your water through faulty, damaged, or aging pipes and plumbing. If chemicals are used to treat water, this is something you may want removed too.

Our water filters can remove the following to deliver you superior quality drinking water whilst giving you peace of mind that the water you and your family are drinking is safe:

  • Sediment
  • Chemicals (such as chlorine)
  • Taste & odour
  • Parasitic cysts (e.g. cryptosporidium & giardia)
  • Heavy metals and lead


With filtered water removing nasty contaminants, a common question we’re asked is: “Do water filters remove minerals?” Some minerals are beneficial for your health so ideally you don’t want these filtered out. Some water filters remove all minerals from your water. However, Billi filters enable essential minerals to still flow through the system and remain in your water without allowing scale build-up.

Enquire About Our Eco-Friendly Water Filtration Systems

Contact us to enquire about having one of our eco-friendly water filtration systems installed. One of our team members will discuss your requirements with you and provide you with information on where to buy.