Around two thirds of the human body is made up of water, which as you may know by now, is vital to our continued good health. We can survive weeks, sometimes even months without eating, but we can only survive mere days without drinking water.

While drinking water on a regular basis is crucial for maintaining the fluid balance in our bodies and thereby remaining hydrated, it is even more critical that the water that we drink is of good quality, as drinking polluted water can be very harmful.

Various studies carried out in countries across the globe have revealed that our tapwater, which is supposed to adhere to strict guidelines, is not always that healthy and can contain many toxins that are bad for our health. Your tapwater often contains a diverse range of both over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including pain medication, antidepressants, antibiotics, and sleeping pills and hormones, as well as recreational drugs such as cocaine.

Sometimes these drugs get into the water system because individuals flush old medications; the other method is via urination. Unfortunately pharmaceutical residues are not removed by water treatment plants. While minute amounts of these drugs may not be harmful, it is feared that drinking them over a long period of time can be very harmful, apart from the fact that they are also poisonous to the ecological system.

Drinking bottled water may be an option, but unfortunately the truth is that many of the brands of bottled water that are sold all over the world have been found to be nothing more than ordinary tap water that has been bottled. Bottled water is also not good for the planet because around 80% of them end up in landfills.

The surest method of making certain that your drinking water is pure is to invest in your health by purchasing a water cooler with a good filter. That way you can be sure that your water is toxin-free, chilled, great-tasting and available on tap 24/7.