What’s in a Water Vending Machine?
Despite the signs on the outside saying “Glacier” or “Mountain Springs” the water in the machine comes from the same place as the water you wash with if you visit the supermarket bathroom because it’s Tap Water
Don’t water vending machines use filters?
Yes, however vending machines use Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology to filter the water but the effectiveness of the membrane depends on age, the type of contaminants and the concentration of solids in the feed water.
Even if the filter is properly maintained, RO removes 92-99 per cent of beneficial calcium and magnesium from the water leaving the water demineralized. That leaves the water tasteless and flat and unappealing to drink. Worse yet, in order to combat the flat water taste some vending machines add flavorings, sweeteners and even artificial colors to improve the appeal of the water.
And because vending machines use RO technology, the water becomes acidic which does not help maintain a healthy pH balance in the blood, which should be slightly alkaline.
The overabundance of acid ph balance in the blood—acidosis—has been identified as being a major cause of most degenerative diseases.
In may instances tap water, or city water is the safest water you can drink. The one drawback is that municipal water can be treated with several or more chemicals and affect the taste and can include some of the following:
- Aluminum Sulfate.
- Anhydrous Ammonia.
- Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite)
- Calcium Chloride.
- Calcium Stabilization Products.
- Calcium Hypochlorite.
The simplest solution to better tasting water is to use either a Water Pitcher Filter or for a more permanent solution a Under Sink Water Filter System.
Each has advantages and the most important one is that you don’t have to carry water back from a water vending machine.
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