Water drinkers have so many water choices to choose from these days. From tap, filtered, distilled or spring water, many consumers may not fully understand all of the differences. In a previous blog, we went over these different water types for drinking. Here we will be focusing specifically on home water filtration systems compared to natural spring water.
Water Filtration Systems
Generally speaking, the purpose of filtration in water treatment is to remove any unwanted contaminants from the source water. A water filter works by running water through a fine physical barrier where only water can pass through, leaving anything unwanted behind. This filtration process can be accomplished by chemical means or by biological ones. The major types of water filtration are media, screen, disk, sand, cloth, biological and reverse osmosis.
Natural Spring Water
Natural spring water refers to water that flows from an underground aquifer to the earth's surface. As water moves along underground rocks, minerals become dissolved in this water. The spring water filtration process occurs naturally through physical substrate, chemical means (chemically activated clay absorbing organic chemicals, pesticides, or heavy metals) and biological means (microorganisms in soil that aid in the water filtration process by acting as biological decomposers).
Home Water Filtration Compared to Spring Water
In reality, water in its truest form right from the earth shouldn’t be tampered with. Like we say, you can’t manufacture natural and the proportions of naturally occurring minerals in spring water are what the human body needs. Home filtration systems work to remove less desirable components of tap water but it doesn’t consider what should remain in the water. In fact, undesirable elements such as pesticides don't always get filtered out through tap water treatment. There is agreement that, aside from the health benefits, natural spring water tastes better than home filtered water. The flavor and mineral content of spring water is heavily influenced by a natural spring's geographical location. Each spring has its own identity, as unique and individual as a fingerprint. These identities are what gives each water source a different flavor profile.
Eldorado Springs is considered an extraordinary source because it surfaces in an environment free from contamination, it demonstrates a balanced mineral analysis, and its analysis and flow rate remain the same from season to season. Eldorado Springs water is sourced from an artesian spring, with both a mineral and chemical makeup ensuring it is healthful and delicious. It’s important to understand the source of your bottled water so you know what you are putting into your body and can be confident that the water you are paying for is worth the price. We are confident that our water is among the best in the world, and the awards it has won are your assurance of quality.