Tap or Bottled Water?

Check out this post from the Boston Public Health Commission about the fantastic quality of Boston’s tap water!

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By Jazz Vakhshoorzadeh


This is the third feature in our Water Wednesday blog series.  Check back every other Wednesday over the coming weeks to learn more about how Boston has some of the best tap water in the country. Want to talk water? Tweet us @HealthyBoston #LoveThatBostonWater.

Happy Water Wednesday, Boston! Today, we will be responding to some common misconceptions about the differences between bottled and tap water. We want to show you why you should pick tap water over bottled water.

Isn’t bottled water safer than tap water since it is sold in stores?

No, tap water has to meet more stringent state and federal regulations, meaning that it is held to a higher standard than bottled water. The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) conducts hundreds of thousands of tests per year for over 120 chemicals to ensure that the tap water delivered to your home is clean, safe and…

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