What Are the Differences Between Distilled Water and Spring Water?

Visit any supermarket and you will see shelf after shelf of bottled water. With so many options available, it isn’t easy to differentiate between them.  While most consumers already know that carbonated water means the water has bubbles in it, shoppers are much more likely to wonder why a company advertises one bottle of water as “distilled” and a different one as “spring.”

Distilled Water

Many people first hear about distilled water when they purchase a new iron or a humidifier and read they should use distilled water in the devices. But what is distilled water and what are the advantages and disadvantages of it?

Distilled water is water which has gone through the distillation process. The distillation process starts by heating the water to produce steam. As the steam cools, it turns back into water minus the harmful impurities such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. Some water goes through the process more than one time.

The lack of solids makes distilled water ideal for applications which it would not be appropriate to leave behind a mineral deposit. Besides irons and humidifiers, people prefer to use distilled for automotive applications, CPAP machines, and DIY cosmetics. But distilled water’s lack of minerals has a downside as well. Because it is the solids in water which give it a flavor, distilled water often tastes off if you drink it. Some people add back essential minerals to make distilled water more palatable.

Distilled water is basically ordinary tap water which has gone through the distillation process. The distillation process starts by heating the water to produce steam. As the steam cools, it turns back into water minus the harmful impurities such as lead, mercury, and arsenic.

Spring Water

Perhaps you imagine that your spring water comes from the hidden source of a small secluded creek snaking through the rocks high in the mountains. While it is a picturesque setting, most of the bottled water you drink doesn’t originate from a place like that. So, what does spring water really mean, and why is it better for you than the water that comes out of your tap?

Only water which comes from an underground source, as opposes to water from rivers or lake, is true spring water. The location of springs deep underground means the water is free from many of the contaminants which can get into regular tap water. Since spring water is in constant contact with rocks and minerals, it can contain a wide range of beneficial minerals and solids unavailable from other water sources.

Besides guaranteeing you are drinking safe water, one of the best benefits of spring water is the way it tastes. Pure and free from nasty chemicals and heavy metals with plenty of necessary minerals, spring water simply tastes great.

Do you want the convenience of having great tasting water delivered directly to your door? Tyler Mountain offers residential and corporate customers great tasting water in a variety of sizes. Call 1-800-864-8957 to arrange delivery.

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