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Down the Drain

Every day, 400 billion gallons of water are used in the US alone. About half of that usage is dedicated to thermoelectric power generation. The rest goes to agricultural, industrial and residential uses. In the US, one residence can use up to 100,000 gallons of water per year. However, not all of this water is used and a percentage is actually wasted!
A running faucet produces about two gallons of water per minute. With this in mind, if you turn your faucet off while brushing your teeth, you can save about four gallons each time! A faulty faucet that leaks at one drop per second can waste between 2,700 and 3,000 gallons of water every year.
Older toilets use about three gallons of water per flush where newer toilets only use roughly one gallon. If your toilet is broken and is constantly running, it can waste up to 200 gallons per day! Taking a bath uses about 70 gallons of water where as five minutes in the shower uses between 10 and 25 gallons. Baths and showers are the largest domestic uses of water in the US.
If you’re looking to contribute to water conservation, start by fixing your faucets, replacing your toilets and opting for showers instead of baths. Another great way to make sure water isn’t wasted is to choose filtered bottled water over tap water in a glass. You can take your Mountain Park Spring Water with you on the go when it’s in a 20-ounce bottle. If you fill a glass with tap water and you don’t finish drinking it, that’s more drops down the drain.
With our water delivery to homes and businesses, having fresh spring water is just as convenient as getting water from the sink. Water coolers and bottled water are both great alternatives to using more water from your faucet that has the potential to be wasted. It tastes better too! If you’re located in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, or the surrounding area, give us a call today. We also service the greater Martinsville and Danville area in Virginia.
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Why You Should Use Stainless Steel Water Bottles

The battle against plastic is raging on and people all over the world are thinking up ways of making food and drink packaging, among other things, more sustainable. Here at Mountain Park Spring Water, we have started to sell stainless steel water bottles to use with your water dispensers. This allows you to easily carry water with you throughout the day without creating excess waste produced by lots of small plastic bottles.
If you’re not yet converted to the ways of stainless steel water bottles, here are some of the main benefits of using them.
They’re durable
Stainless steel is an incredibly strong and long-lasting material, so you can get real value for money from your stainless steel water bottle by using it over a long period of time. Individual-use plastic water bottles, in comparison, are incredibly flimsy and not normally fit to be used repeatedly. Even plastic bottles designed for reuse are much weaker than stainless steel ones, and may not be suitable for dishwashers.
They’re recyclable
Stainless steel bottles are completely recyclable, and the methods used for recycling them are much safer and environmentally friendly than the process of recycling plastic. This is good news for the environment when you decide to get rid of your bottle or buy a new one.
They’re BPA free
BPA is a potentially harmful chemical found in some plastics that can become a problem when a plastic bottle is reused over and over again. While many plastic bottles are now made to be BPA-free, you can rest even easier knowing that your stainless steel bottle is safe, as this is not an ingredient found in steel.
They’re insulative
An added benefit of stainless steel bottles compared to plastic bottles is that they have insulating properties. This means that if you fill your stainless steel bottle with cold water first thing in the morning, it will stay cool for much longer throughout the day compared to regular plastic bottles. The same goes for if you’re storing hot drinks in your bottle – they stay hot while you’re on the go.
Purchasing a reusable water bottle makes sense in so many ways, and your main options are plastic, glass, aluminum, or stainless steel. While stainless steel might be slightly more expensive than other options, it certainly boasts a lot of benefits, both to you and the environment. If you would like to add stainless steel water bottles onto your water delivery service to use with your water dispenser, then get in touch today.
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Spring Water vs. Sparkling Water: What’s the difference?

Spring Water vs. Sparkling Water: What’s the difference? As with many products, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options for drinking water. We’ll help you tell the difference so you can choose the best drinking water for your family. Tap Water In the US, tap water is considered healthy for our consumption and is provided by a government municipality. The EPA sets quality standards and water-testing schedules to ensure tap water has been treated and disinfected before distribution.
Bottled Water
Not all bottled water is alike. “bottled” just describes how you get the water, it has nothing to do with the quality or makeup of the water. The FDA regulates bottled water, governing contamination levels, but they don’t perform mandatory testing like the EPA.
Distilled WaterDistilled water is collected through a process that includes boiling and evaporating water then collecting the vapor that has condensed as a result of this process. This process removes contaminants from the water, but it also removes minerals that naturally occur.
Spring WaterSpring water, like that distributed by Mountain Park, is collected at the source. When collected from a natural spring, water is free of dangerous contaminants and full of naturally-occurring minerals and pH levels that will improve your overall health and hydration.
Artesian WaterArtesian water only comes from rare sources around the globe. Water exists between layers of stone, clay, and other impermeable layers of the earth. Excessive pressure forces the water to the surface where it can be collected and bottledI’m sure we can all agree it’s important to understand what we’re drinking. The next time you purchase water, consider this: since 1866, Mountain Park has been bottling and delivering water that was collected around Danville, Virginia. Our processes have improved with technology, but our quality standards have always been set at the highest level.
Make sure you are drinking healthy, safe, delicious water by choosing Mountain Park. Check out our water comparison chart to see the differences for yourself! We’re always happy to help our fellow water-drinkers throughout central NC and Southern VA.