Water is vital to our health, but since only 1% to 3% of our water supply is used for drinking and cooking, EPA regulations require testing for only 100 or so contaminants at municipal water treatment facilities. Frankly, it would be far too expensive to test for the hundreds of other contaminants which include pesticides, heavy metals, industrial pollutants, agricultural chemicals and disinfection byproducts. If the EPA did test for all that, a gallon of water would end up costing more than a gallon of gas! Add to the above chemicals those that accumulate in your water as it passes from the water treatment center through distribution systems and your home's plumbing and the water that comes out of your faucet is a chemical cocktail which might also include lead!
For a convenient, economical alternative to bottled water (which may not be any safer than tap water and causes other health and environmental concerns) I filter my water as it comes from the faucet with the Get Clean Water Pitcher. It outperforms Brita and Pur removing more than 50 contaminants including lead (Brita and Pur do not remove lead) and is certified to ANSI/NSF Standards by the Water Quality Association (WQA). Each filter -- made from sustainable coconut shell carbon, using a zero-emission process so it's better for the environment -- produces 80 gallons -- that's 600 16.9 oz. bottles -- of water. See video below and click here to learn more. You can purchase a "Starter Kit", "A Year of Water Kit" or if you already own a Brita or Pur, simply replace those filters with a Get Clean filter and housing kit to make your system more efficient. To make sure I have plenty of Get Clean Water on tap for drinking and cooking, I keep a supply in a glass decanter.