The Importance of Filtering Your Water!

Water contamination can occur to city water supplies, well water supplies, and fresh water sources, such as lakes, streams, and rivers. It is also important to note that nearly all surface water is contaminated with at least one of three types of potentially disease-causing microorganisms: protozoa, bacteria, and viruses.

Although there are many water sources you can drink directly from it is important to understand that you risk ingesting one of these microorganisms. Contaminants can enter water supplies several ways, such as being absorbed into the ground contaminating ground water sources, broken pipes, and excess water run-off during heavy rain periods.

Since microorganisms and other water contaminants are impossible to see, its vital to take proper precautions to ensure your water is safe to drink. Ingesting contaminated water can range from a simple inconvenience to a life-threatening situation. Symptoms can begin a few hours to several weeks after ingestion depending on how much contaminated water was ingested and the individual themselves. Infants, children, elderly, pregnant, and immune-compromised individuals are at higher risk of complications that require medical attention.

Signs/Symptoms of Drinking Contaminated Water

The health effects may or may not present themselves immediately and the overall health, age, and physical condition of the person are factors to be considered.

Some of the more common signs and symptoms someone may experience from drinking contaminated water include, but are not limited to:

  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Intestinal or Stomach Cramping
  • Intestinal or Stomach Aches and Pains
  • Dehydration
  • Death

It is important to note, just because no signs or symptoms are experienced, does not mean there is no potential for long term effects. long term exposure to some water contaminants has been linked to cancer and heart disease. Other possible contaminates found in water include:

  • E. coli Bacteria
  • Coliform Bacteria
  • Nitrates
  • Lead
  • Fluoride
  • Arsenic
  • Radium
  • Radon
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • Chemicals
  • Fecal Matter
  • Microbial Pathogens
  • Parasites
  • Viruses
  • Petrochemicals

DWETS vs Bottled water


• Plastic waste is the most prevalent form of pollution found on our beaches and in our oceans
• Drink bottles are one the most common types of plastic waste in 2016 480 billion plastic bottles were sold - that's a million bottles per minute or 20,000 bottles every second.
• Fewer than half of these bottles were collected for recycling and most end up in landfills and our oceans— every square mile of the ocean has over 46,000 pieces of floating plastic in it.
• Between 5m and 13m tons of plastic pollutes the world’s oceans each year and is ingested by sea birds, fish and other organisms
• It is expected that by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish.
• Plastic production is set to double in the next 20 years and quadruple by 2050.
ECONOMICAL Nearly 50% of Bottled water is actually just repackaged tap water and costs well in excess of 1,000 times more, even with a filter. SAFER No. The majority of evidence shows that it’s actually worse for you. studies show that bottled water samples can contain phthalates, mold, microbes, benzene, trihalomethanes, even arsenic.
DWETS is the perfect solution! The truth is bottled water consumption is increasing every year while recycling numbers stay the same, with well under half of the population recycling their plastic products. Stop the strain on the environment, your health and wallet!