What’s the Difference Between Spring Water & Distilled Water?

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Understanding the difference between the various types of drinking water can certainly be a bit confusing. So what exactly is the difference between spring water and distilled water?

Here’s what you should know about these two popular versions of drinking water.

What Is Spring Water?

Spring water is just as its name implies — water from a natural spring. This version of drinking water will go through processing and filtration to remove any foreign debris and kill any microbes and bacteria that may be present.

The important thing to know about spring water is that the minerals, like magnesium and calcium, are purposefully left in the final drinking product. By leaving the minerals and trace electrolytes in the spring water, you’ll get a crisp, fresh taste.

If you’re wondering if spring water is distilled, the answer is no, spring water is not the same as distilled water.

How Distilled Water Is Made

Distilled water is derived from boiling municipal waters. By boiling the water, chemicals, minerals, and other contaminants are left behind as the steam is collected.

The distillation process ensures heavy metals, minerals, and nitrates are left behind while the high temperatures reached during the boiling phase kill most of the bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms found in the water.

The distillation process can leave the water with a ‘flat’ taste due to the lack of minerals. It’s also important to note that if distilled water is stored in a plastic container for an extended period of time, it may begin to take on the taste of plastic.

Distilled water is considered the purest form of drinking water because it contains the smallest amount of minerals and other contaminants. Distilled water is also great for household needs like ironing and steam cleaning because the same lack of minerals and contaminants is less likely to cause a buildup in small household appliances.

Spring Water & Distilled Water Delivery in the Tampa, FL, Area

If you’re considering bottled water delivery for your home or office in Florida, Water Boy has you covered. For over 70 years, Water Boy has provided our customers across Florida with the highest quality bottled spring water and distilled water services.

You can count on our expertise when it comes to your home or office water service needs.

If you have questions or want to learn more or schedule bottled water delivery, contact Water Boy today at(800) 799-5684.

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