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

Posted on: November 28th, 2017

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.

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 water taste.

Distilled Water

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 work to 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 least amount of minerals and other contaminants. Distilled water is also great for a variety of household needs like ironing and steam cleaning because the same lack of minerals and contaminants are less likely to cause a buildup in small household appliances.

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

If you are considering bottled water delivery for your home or office in Florida, Water Boy has you covered! For over 70 years, Water Boy has been providing our customers across Florida with the highest quality bottled spring water and distilled water services. Our service areas include:

  • Bonita Springs
  • Bradenton
  • Cape Coral
  • Clearwater
  • Fort Myers
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Tampa
  • Sarasota
  • Saint Petersburg
  • And surrounding areas

You can count on our expertise when it comes to your home or office water service needs. If you have questions, would like more information or would like to schedule your bottled water delivery, be sure to fill out our convenient online form or you can give the water experts at Water Boy a call at 800-799-5684 today!

 

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