Sometimes it is the little things in life that have a huge impact on our environment and the world in general. Last week I had the opportunity to visit one of Zurich’s waterworks, “Seewasserwerk Moos”. I learnt some super interesting facts about our local tap water and found out why it’s considered to most likely be the best tap water in the world. I also learnt about the difference that Sodastream, (an everyday home device that puts bubbles into tap water), really is having on the world.
Keep on reading for some fun facts and an inside look at Zurich’s Seewasserwerk Moos.
Saving the world with Sodastream
Especially in warmer Summer weather we all need to consciously drink more water to stay fit and healthy.
5 Very Real Facts how Sodastream is having a positive impact on the world:
1. Reducing Oil Consumption
As an example if every Swiss person were to drink tap water instead of bought mineral water, 333’000 litres of oil could be saved per day due to reduced packaging and transportation needs.
2. Reduction in PET wastage
Plus you don’t have to carry heavy bottles home from the shops!
3. Improving general Health
It’s a proven fact that people with a Sodastream will on average drink 3 glasses of water more per day than people without.
4. Saving Money
According to research more than CHF 250 million is spent on bottled mineral water in Switzerland. However over 80% of our tap water consists of the same mineral water.
5. 20 Fabulous Flavours
Making it even more desirable to drink tap water than ever.
5 Things you never knew about Zurich’s Tap Water:
1. No Chlorine
Thanks to the quality of the untreated water and modern technology no added chlorine is necessary in Zurich’s tap water.
2. The Tap Water Cocktail
70% Zurich Lake Water, 15% Ground Water, 15% Spring Water
3. Travel Time
It takes 400 days for the water from the mountains to cross the lake of Zurich to reach the city.
4. The Importance of Trout
The water is tested by Trout. In accordance to animal fairness regulations.
5. Up to 100’000 times tested per annum
Zurich’s tap water is tested up to 100’000 times per annum!
Gallery from Zurich’s “Seewasserwerk Moos”
(click on gallery to enlarge images)
This post was done in collaboration with Sodastream – thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn so much about Zurich’s tap water!
I will confess to having had a Sodastream for years now, my family can’t imagine life without one, even my Mum in New Zealand has one.
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