Water Efficiency
Provide Purified Drinking Water

What Is It?

On-site water filtration systems offer an alternative to bottled water, and filters can last 1-3 months depending on use and water purity. There are different types of water filter processes, including distillation, ion exchange, and reverse osmosis.  Different filters are used depending on the contaminants found in the water on site.


Americans throw away roughly 2.5 million bottles every hour. Drinking bottled water in disposable bottles increases plastic waste and most bottled water plastic containers are used only once. It is unnecessary to use bottled water because filters purify the water to the same extent or further. A filtered on-site water system can last months and save hundreds of dollars a year in bottled water and disposal costs.

Read more about the benefits of installing a filtered on-site water system.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • A Better City
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Bella Luna
  • BioMed Realty Trust
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Boston Private Bank
  • Community Servings
  • Epiphany School
  • ERG
  • Federal Reserve
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Gillette
  • HNTB
  • Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP
  • John Hancock/Manulife Financial
  • Marriott
  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Meister Consultants
  • New England Aquarium
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Peabody Office Furniture
  • Putnam Investments
  • Reggae On The Grill
  • Seaport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • TRO Jung|Brannen
  • Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
  • Turner Construction
  • Veolia
  • West On Center
  • WilmerHale

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