Spring Water vs. Purified Water

What we put into our body matters, and water is a big part of this since we’re told to drink at least 8 cups a day. We want to make sure that water is doing us good, so many people are now opting for bottled water and filtered water over what comes out of their taps. Although tap water is generally considered safe to drink in this country, there are many benefits of drinking spring water and purified water.

But, what’s the difference between the two? Let’s take a look at how spring water holds up against purified water and which one you should be drinking.

Spring water

Spring water come from naturally occurring water sources beneath the ground, known as underground aquifers. It is filtered through rocks to arrive at the surface of the ground where it is collected. Through this process, spring water collects minerals from the rocks. It is often safe to drink as it is found, but bottled spring water is filtered and tested before it is sold, meaning it is free of impurities.

Because spring water is rich in minerals, including magnesium, zinc, and calcium, it is considered to have many health benefits when consumed regularly. The low levels of minerals generally result in better tasting water, as well, because they prevent the water from absorbing tastes from its environment, such as washing detergents from the glass it is poured into. Spring water is a slightly alkaline solution, another reason why many people prefer the taste of it.

Purified water

Purified water is subject to strict standards in terms of filtration. It does not refer to the source of the water, but instead to the process it goes through after being collected. Thus, purified water can derive from spring water, tap water, or a range of other sources. The water undergoes purification to remove all chemicals and pathogens. As a result, purified water does not contain any minerals and is completely free of all impurities.

Purified water is generally considered to have no taste whatsoever. This makes it ideal for beverages where the taste of water is not wanted, such as tea and coffee. Purified water is slightly more acidic than spring water due to the uptake of carbon dioxide from the air. If you want to increase the alkalinity of your bottled water, so can do so slightly by adding a slice of lemon to it or various other methods. Bottled purified water is usually slightly cheaper than bottled spring water.

Whichever you choose, both our spring and purified bottled water service deliver you with completely safe drinking water. Contact us today to find out more about water delivery around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville in North Carolina, and Danville and Martinsville in Virginia.