After starting Aquasana in the Philippines, I have started to notice water quality wherever we travel. To me, the cleanest water for bathing and drinking used to be Vancouver but that changed after our Japan visit. Japan’s water was clean-smelling, clean-tasting (yes, I have begun to notice the smell and taste of chlorine and lead already), and had a clean smooth feel (not gritty, hard and stingy). I don’t know exactly how they treat water to do this but they do say their water is potable.
Although they did say the water is potable, I still believe there are some chemicals in there so we still used our portable Aquasana sports bottle to filter our water. We did not buy bottled water once during our 10-day trip and we didn’t get sick at all.
However, with the threats of radiation because of the Fukushima plant, I would not know how this would affect the water conditions. But if their water is contaminated, then bottled water products are similarly at risk, because most bottled water comes from the same water sources as tap water. I do still trust their government to do what is best for their people.
I stopped drinking bottled water from the time I started researching because of Aquasana. I realized there may be something in bottled water that may be harmful, particularly the plastic. An American customer of our Aquasana Drinking Filter also recommended a documentary to me. The documentary is called “” where the producers carefully researched how bottled water is manufactured (and how it affects the planet and the people), where it comes from and generally, things we didn’t realize about this 21st century revolutionary consumer product.
Watch the trailer here and I guarantee it will open your eyes to a lot of new things about the water you drink. You can also buy the DVD for the full-length documentary from their site.