Distilled Water vs Spring Water: What's the Difference

Many people mistakenly assume that all bottled water is the same. While it is true that all bottled water is safe to drink and is free of bacteria and other harmful contaminants, you should know the difference between spring water and distilled water before making a decision to purchase it.  Each has its preferred use, but they are not the same. Consider these facts about spring and distilled water before you buy water for your family.

Distilled Water

What is distilled water?

Distilled water is purified water that has gone through a filtration process that removes all contaminants from the water. Unfortunately, this process also removes all the naturally-occurring minerals, too. What is left behind is merely the hydrogen and oxygen molecules that make up water.

Can you drink distilled water?

Absolutely, but it is not commonly recommended for hydration purposes as it lacks minerals that may provide health benefits to the consumer.

What do you use distilled water for?

Distilled water is often recommended for household appliances, like the coffee maker or dishwasher. The lack of minerals in the water prevents it from clogging the inner workings of appliances with a mineral buildup. Distilled water is also used in scientific and lab equipment that may be highly sensitive to minerals in the water.

Where does distilled water come from?

The source of distilled water is from municipal water sources.

Spring water is water that has been filtered to remove harmful bacteria or other impurities harmful to humans, but the minerals are not removed from the water. The minerals in spring water account for the flavor of the water and may provide health benefits, too.

Spring Water

Spring water is water that has been filtered to remove impurities, but the minerals are not removed from the water. The minerals in spring water account for the flavor of the water and may provide health benefits, too.

Can you drink spring water?

Of course. That is what spring water is made for. Spring water is recommended for proper hydration and is safe for the entire family.

What else do you use spring water for?

Spring water can be used to provide water to your pets, water your plants or any other way you use water. It can be used in your coffee maker or other kitchen appliances, but be aware that it may cause mineral deposits to form inside the machine. If you use spring water in your coffee maker, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning the inside of the machine regularly to remove mineral deposits.

Where does spring water come from?

If you have visions of clear, cool water bubbling up from underground springs filling your bottled spring water you could be right, but not all spring water actually comes from a spring. However, spring water is sourced from natural underground water sources.

If you are looking for the best source of water to keep your family hydrated, spring water is the best choice for you. But, if you need water that is mineral-free for appliances or sensitive equipment, distilled water is the way to go. For more information, or to find out how Tyler Mountain Water can provide your family with the fresh water you need, contact us today.

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