Americans spend almost $16 billion a year for bottled water, much of which is simply reprocessed tap water. You can save money, have healthier drinking water, and help the environment by installing a drinking water filter in your home. Water filters are available that stand alone on your kitchen sink, attach to a faucet, or filter water in a pitcher. For more information, check out our article on Water Filters for Your Home.


If I could go back in time to make a single investment, knowing what I know now…I’d go straight for the mother lode…bottled water. Last year alone, Americans spent nearly sixteen BILLION dollars for bottled water. But it may interest you to know that you may not be drinking the pure, glacial water you think you are. Sometimes, it’s just bottled tap water. A smart investment is in a good quality water filter. Most of them are easy to install, especially if it’s for a single source, like the kitchen sink. Some even install directly to your faucet, and, in many cases, you can have water as good as, if not better than a bottled brand. Plus, you’ll only be paying pennies per gallon. You’ll also be cutting down on the carbon footprint of bottled water, which includes transportation to the stores and the discarded plastic bottles.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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