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Benefits of Filtered Water Over Tap Water

In the UK, regulations ensure the delivery of safe tap water to households (The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016). Because of this, many debate the benefits of filtered water over standard tap water. With wide access to generally safe water, you might wonder, “Is filtering water good for you?” or “Should I filter my tap water in the UK?”.

Established in 1989, Billi has been a pioneer in offering sustainable filtered drinking solutions. Through a strategic partnership with Pentair, our products feature advanced Fibredyne™ technology, resulting in optimal filtration efficiency and quality.

Filtered vs Tap Water at a Glance

– Superior Taste and Availability: Filtered water’s improved palate is undeniable. A Billi system promises this elevated experience, making every sip consistent and refreshing. Our diverse offerings, which include boiling, chilled, ambient, and sparkling water, promise hydration tailored to you.

– Economic and Eco-Friendly: Opting for filtered water over bottled alternatives not only results in cost savings but also promotes environmentally conscious behaviour. In the long run, filtered water systems prove more cost-efficient than continuously buying bottled water, or refilling your office water cooler in many cases. Moreover, Billi’s thoughtfully designed systems are space-saving, ensuring an uncluttered environment without compromising water quality.

– Prioritising Health: While the UK’s tap water is largely safe due to water regulations (The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016), a filtration system provides additional assurance and peace of mind. As we elaborate on below, older plumbing or human error in water treatment can result in dangerous lead or chlorine levels in your water, Billi’s 0.2 Micron filters effectively remove these and other common contaminants.

– All of the Good, None of the Bad: A common misconception is that the filtration process potentially removes beneficial minerals. Billi systems, however, ensure essentials like calcium, magnesium, and potassium are retained, promoting holistic health.

Why Your Tap Water Quality is Not Guaranteed

Despite the UK Drinking Water Inspectorate attesting to a water quality rate of 99.97%, complete safety can never be guaranteed in tap water without adequate filtration. Variables such as distribution system errors, potential sediment from damages, and contaminants from deteriorating pipes can affect water purity. Opting for filtered water can mitigate these risks.

Given its superior taste and aroma, filtered water also often encourages higher consumption levels in homes or workplaces, having further health benefits as users are more hydrated overall. Our filtration systems alleviate contamination concerns by removing:

– Sediment

– Chlorine and other chemicals

– Offensive tastes and odours

– Harmful cysts like cryptosporidium & giardia

– Heavy metals including lead

Why Don’t Filters Remove Beneficial Minerals?

While tap water does contain chlorine used for disinfection, our filters remove 99.9% of such chemicals, making your water safer and healthier to drink. Additionally, essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium are retained due to these specifically not being attracted to the type of filters Billi uses, offering a balanced and beneficial hydration experience.

Is Filtered Water Better for You?

Given the array of benefits, from taste to safety, the answer leans towards a resounding yes. While some might argue against the disadvantages of drinking filtered water, such as the removal of certain minerals, Billi’s advanced systems allow these essential nutrients to flow through, giving you the best of both worlds.

If you’re ready to make a change, view our range or contact us to discuss your specific requirements and discover how Billi can improve your life with cleaner, healthier, and tastier water.