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April 14, 2020  |  Tips & Guides  |  Water Filtration

CNET: The Best filtered water bottles for 2020 to remove bacteria, sediment and more

I put six filtered water bottles to the test at a source of fresh groundwater in Southern California.
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Best filtered water bottles for 2020 to remove bacteria, sediment and more

Don’t let bacteria get the best of you. Find out which filtered water bottles are best for outdoors and tap water.

Having a good filtered water bottle for clean water is an essential piece of adventure gear, as any avid outdoors person probably already know. Whether you take short hikes for a few hours or voyage into backcountry wilderness for days on end, you always want to have access to clean water and you never want to find yourself thirsty. You don’t want to tote gallons of purified bottled water, which is an environmental plague, not to mention heavy and expensive.

While many sources of groundwater and tap water are perfectly safe, it’s never worth the risk to drink water you’re just not certain about. Even if it looks clean, it could be non-potable water contaminated with viruses, bacteria, protozoa or other microorganisms invisible to the human eye. And despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, tap water can still contain contaminants such as lead, chlorine, arsenic, pesticides and even particles from malfunctioning wastewater treatment. Instead, why not consider giving a water filter bottle a spin?

Read the full article by Amanda Capritto on CNET’s website here:

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