You may have heard of the Raw Water Movement in the news recently. With concerns of water quality, proponents are flocking to natural springs in hopes of consuming water containing probiotics and other beneficial bacteria. They’re opting to skip water treatment and filtration and ditch plastic water bottles altogether. Start up companies, like Oregon-based Live Water, have sold natural spring water in high demand to people interested in raw water benefits, such as healthy probiotics, nutrients, better skin, and needing less water. Their argument contends mother nature provides elements needed to sustain our bodies without using chemicals like chlorine or fluoride.

But is raw water actually good for you? Water from even the most pristine natural springs still carry harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites that pose serious health risks. For example, parasites from animal feces can cause water borne illnesses like diarrhea. On top of that, naturally occurring runoff from radon and arsenic, cancer-causing chemicals, can seep into groundwater contaminating natural spring water. Therefore, it is important to ensure the safety of your water. According to the CDC, the Washington Post shares how water treatment is intended to remove harmful bacteria that can be contracted from natural bodies of water. Federal law even takes specific measures to ensure the safety of your tap water and protect the municipal water supply.

If you’re concerned about your water quality, consider EcoPure as your water filtration solution. Filtered water can give you the healthy nutrients and probiotics you need without contracting a waterborne illness. EcoPure has a whole line of undersink and whole home water filtration systems that will remove harmful contaminants, creating safer and healthier water in your home.