Water is one of the most important things we put in our body. Our Bodies can go without food for many days if we have water, but if we go without water for a couple days we get dehydrated our brain stops functioning well and we die.
I keep a reusable water bottle with me all the time. Ask any of my friends I am either holding it, or it is in my backpack and I am wearing it. I do not buy bottled water because I think it is a scam for people who live in America. I went to the store today and a small case was of bottled water in the plastic bottles was between 3.99 to 12.99 for the case depending on the brand. Those plastic bottles are made then used once in most cases and thrown in the garbage or recycled. But most of the millions or billions of bottles of plastic end up in the ground and can take hundreds or thousands of years to decompose.
We have tap water in our homes that we pay a water bill for. The Department of water and power’s job is to clean the water that goes in our homes. We use it to bathe, to cook food, to clean dishes, to wash our hands. But companies like dasani/crystal geiser/perrini/arrowhead/thelocal store want you to now also pay for water to drink. If the water in your tap is tainted or poisoned you would be dead in a few weeks. You wash your skin and hair with it daily, you cook your food in it, you wash your hands before you eat or work in the garden, even your laundry is done in that water. If you cant drink it, then what is the job of the Department of Water and Power. Duh – if they dont clean the water to a healthy standard the whole country dies a slow painful death. It is used to make concrete to build homes, it is in any water based paint in your home or businesses where you work and shop or travel.
The only people who need to have bottled water is in cities or communties where the water they are getting is not cleaned by a civil engineering firm. My Cousin Brian is a civil engineer in the philippines and his job is to test and clean the water in his city. It is a basic necessity and most of us are already paying a water bill. Why would you add an extra bill for bottles that do not decompose in the ground and it is just full of water that often comes from the local tap water you get just like at home, maybe they filter it to give it a different taste. If you want it to taste different then when you put it in your cup, or reusable bottle at your house put a slice of lemon, or cucumber, or a piece of frozen fruit, or a drop of cinammon or vanilla in your water and take it with you around the house and when you leave your home. Its not a difficult thing to do.
I hope you will buy yourself a nice mug that is reusable for water, or whatever liquid you like to drink. I mostly drink water all day, every day with ice cause I live in socal and its warm here most of the time. But if you live in a cold weather climate you might like a bottle of warm water if it keeps your body warm on a cold day. Cheers and stay hydrated, and save a few dollars, and take care of the soil our farmers need as much good soil as possible these days. All the plastic in the ground hasn’t been good for farmers or the ocean for that matter.