In recent years, Long Island has been increasingly proactive in addressing environmental concerns, with a particular focus on reducing plastic pollution. One significant contributor to this issue is the excessive consumption of bottled water.

Let’s delve into how innovative solutions are rising to meet this challenge, with water filtration systems at the forefront of revolutionizing our hydration habits while substantially curbing plastic bottle waste.

Understanding the Plastic Bottle Waste Crisis

The scale of the plastic bottle waste crisis is staggering. According to data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans alone throw away approximately 35 billion plastic bottles every year. On Long Island, this translates to millions of bottles ending up in landfills or polluting our coastal waters, posing a severe threat to local ecosystems and marine life.

Mitigating Plastic Waste Through Water Filtration Systems

Buying water in plastic bottles is not only a poor environmental choice, it’s also expensive. The average Long Island household spends anywhere from $800 to $1,500 a year on bottled water alone. The better alternative is to install a water filtration system: You’ll not only save on the cost of bottled water, but you’ll also get the benefit of reduced plastic waste that harms the environment. And you’ll get cleaner and healthier water than you would with even bottled water!

The Benefits of Water Filtration Systems

Switching to water filtration systems instead of bottled water can save around 250 plastic bottles per person annually, that’s roughly 1,000 bottles a year for a family of four! This reduction in plastic waste has significant environmental benefits for Long Island, helping to alleviate landfill overflow and protect local ecosystems. Additionally, widespread adoption of filtration systems by households, businesses, and communities contributes to a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future.

Water filtration systems ensure that you have access to clean and safe drinking water at all times. By removing contaminants such as chlorine, lead, bacteria and industrial contaminants, these systems will also protect your health and well-being.

With a water filtration system installed in your home or office, you’ll never have to worry about running out of bottled water again. Clean drinking water is available at the turn of a faucet, making hydration easy and convenient.

While there may be an initial investment in purchasing and installing a water filtration system, it quickly pays off in the long run. With no need to purchase bottled water regularly, households and businesses can save money while also reducing their environmental footprint.

Consider an Under-the-Sink Reverse Osmosis System

So, if you want to get your water quality on par or (in most cases) better than your average bottled water, we recommend considering an under-the-sink Reverse Osmosis (RO) system. RO is a vital component in ensuring the purity and quality of drinking water. It works by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane, effectively removing impurities, contaminants, and even some minerals, leaving you with exceptionally clean and safe drinking water.

RO is a multi-stage process that purifies water, making it clean, safe, and delicious. Most Reverse Osmosis systems consist of three or four filtration stages, including a specialized RO filter. Talk to us about installing a reverse osmosis system today!

Get Cleaner Water and Help the Environment with Simply PÜR

Elevate your commitment to sustainability with Simply PÜR Water Filtration. Our cutting-edge filtration systems offer more than just clean, purified water—they represent a tangible step towards a greener future. By choosing Simply PÜR, you’re not just investing in superior water quality; you’re actively reducing plastic bottle waste and minimizing your environmental impact. Say goodbye to single-use plastics and hello to sustainable hydration solutions. Act now and reach out to Simply PÜR Water Filtration to discover more about our innovative filtration solutions and join us on the path to a sustainable future. Make the choice for Simply PÜR Water Filtration and embrace a greener, healthier way forward.

About Simply PÜR™ Water Filtration Services

Living in and serving the Long Island community, we strive to make sure everyone has access to clean, healthy water. We have the experience, knowledge, and industry-leading technology to provide clean water solutions for water impurities, contaminants, hard water, bad tasting/odors, well water, acidity & pH regulations.

Proud members of the WQA (Water Quality Association), and the EWQA (Eastern Water Quality Association), we adhere to strict guidelines and the WQA code of ethics. As a Pentair True Blue Partner and Authorized Distributor of Pentair Products, there’s nothing comparable to the performance, and efficiency of our whole house purification systems, water softeners, neutralizers, whole-house filters, and alkaline reverse osmosis systems for drinking in the convenience of your home.

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Our products are all NSF / ANSI certified, meeting the highest safety standards and quality performance. Providing our community with only the best experience of high quality water that’s Simply PÜR from our family to yours!

Simply PÜR utilizes accurate testing methods before and after system installation, as well as annual maintenance of all your water treatment equipment. Our Revolutionary Custom Built Water Treatment systems upon the completion of a Free In-Home Water Analysis, or an in-depth Comprehensive Water Analysis of your choice sent to our Certified Laboratory.

Customers Frequently Ask..

The answer to this question depends on which kind of drinking water you’re talking about. There are multiple agencies responsible for regulating water quality in the U.S., and there are some who are more critical about the way it’s handled.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in charge of overseeing the water that comes out of your tap. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees and regulates the quality of bottled water.


Individual states are responsible for regulating water that is bottled and sold within their borders. Finally, your municipality must make sure it is following federal and state standards regarding water quality.


The EPA does not regulate private wells, and rules for testing differ from state to state. In many cases, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure their well water is safe.

Certain things can affect the flavor, odor, and appearance of your tap water, not all of them are necessarily harmful.


Many people with public water can taste the chlorine, although the most noticeable problems tend to come from private wells. Contaminants like sulfur can impact the smell, while iron will cause discoloration and staining.


The overall amount of total dissolved solids (TDS) in your tap water will definitely affect the taste, smell, and appearance. While many of these issues are not serious concerns, they can certainly be a nuisance. Water filtration systems, including a high-efficiency water softener to reduce hardness, can provide solutions.

This process is called “reverse” osmosis because the pressure forces the water to flow in the reverse direction (from the concentrated solution to the dilute solution) to the flow direction (from the dilute to the concentrated) in the process of natural osmosis. RO removes ionized salts, colloids, and organic molecules down to a molecular weight of 100.


You can get a whole-house RO, but more commonly, a point-of-use RO system would be on your countertop or installed under the sink. They’re great for treating water for cooking and drinking, but they don’t usually produce large amounts of treated water — more like 3 to 10 gallons a day. For that reason, typically people choose to install RO-treated faucets in the most popular areas of the home such as kitchens and bathrooms, as opposed to installing it for every drinking tap. Just like any other kind of filter technology, reverse osmosis systems require regular maintenance. That includes periodically replacing the unit’s prefilters, postfilters, and membrane modules.

Due to the media attention Flint, Michigan, received over its water crisis, a lot of people have questions about lead in public water systems around the U.S.


Lead (as well as copper) typically enters the public supply by leaching into water from corroded fixtures and outdated plumbing. Homes built before 1986 will likely have plumbing with copper pipes using solder that may contain lead.


Lead can cause serious negative health effects, especially in children. The challenge is that it is undetectable by human senses. You can check with your local water authority for information about lead levels, but it’s important to note that the CDC and EPA say there’s no level of lead recognized as safe for consumption.


If you have concerns about the presence of lead in your water, you can have it tested in a state-certified laboratory. You can also read more in our article on lead in drinking water.

Softening hard water can mitigate many of its objectionable effects. Water softening can be done either at point of entry or point of use. One of the unique advantages offered by point-of-use water softening is the opportunity for homemakers to have either hard or soft water for drinking. This choice is not available if the water supply is softened municipally. Hardness minerals can be reduced in water to make it “softer” by using one of three basic means:

  • Chemical softening—lime softening, hot and cold; lime-soda softening
  • Membrane separation softening—Nano filtration
  • Cation exchange softening—inorganic, carbonaceous, or organic base exchangers
  • Softening water for home needs is done almost exclusively through the use of cation exchange.

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Customer Testimonials

"Absolutely amazing service from beginning to end. Trustworthy and reliable to work with. And the water taste!! It’s incredible the difference after we installed our water filtration system throughout our house. Also knowing my kids are drinking the purest of water is the biggest game changer. I would absolutely recommend Vinny and staff."

Randi Demetriou 

"We had a recent installation done by Vinny at Simply PUR and we couldn’t be happier. Vinny is reputable, reliable, efficient and the service is great. The water is so clean and tastes great, we don’t have to think twice about what is coming out of our faucet! Thank you Vinny!

Mike D.