Mineral Water vs Tap Water
Mineral Water vs Tap Water >> Tap water, which may be hard or soft, is delivered via a complex system of pipes,
pumps and purification systems to homes and buildings through individual taps.
Indoor plumbing became available to the developed world in the late 19th century and common in the mid- 20th century although it is still not
found in many poor areas and countries. Plastic supply pipes have become increasingly common since about 1970,
Copper pipe plumbing is bacteriostatic. This means that bacteria cannot grow in the copper pipes. Tap water can be susceptible to metal pipe contamination.
Mineral water is water that is obtained from naturally occurring springs, thought to have health benefits and is bottled at the source of collection.
Mineral water is also water wially.
Tap water may contain various relatively harmless contaminants (scaling agents like calcium carbonate in hard water and metal ions such as
magnesium and iron), and odoriferous gases (hydrogen sulphide). Local geological conditions affecting groundwater determine whether and in
what quantity these chemicals are present in the water. Mineral water might include iron, magnesium, calcium or zinc.
Perrier, for example, is a sparkling mineral water that contains calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, sulphate, fluoride and nitrate. These occur in varying amounts with the highest mineral content, aside from bicarbonate, being calcium. In ¼ of a gallon (a liter bottle), there is about a tenth of an ounce (147.3 mg) of calcium.
Bottled mineral water, bottled RO (Reverse Osmosis) and tap water is available all over the world.
than, The major criticism of bottled water concerns the bottles themselves.