Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bottled Water?

I received this information in my e-mail and thought it was worth sharing. My husband uses bottled water to carry in his cooler in the summer. He also refills the bottles for himself to keep in the frig. He makes me laugh. He has a "system" for everything. NEW bottles of water have the label on them. The ones he has refilled for himself he removes the labels. I know he is pretty awesome!

These bottles of Ozarka water say Natural Spring Water Straight from Nature to You...since 1905...Source: A blend of Piney Woods Springs, Wood County, TX and Clear Springs, Wood County, TX OZark Spring Water company Division of Nestle Waters North Armerica Inc. Greenwich, CT They also say please recycle.

Personally I use tap water. I figure if the tap water ever gets bad I can invest in a filter system to use on the tap. We are lucky to have Oklahoma Well Water in our community. So, what I am saying is I am only offering the information not giving an opinion either way.
Say "No" to bottled water......Take the pledge to Take Back the Tap!

As we're fighting for change across the country, Earth Day (which was April 22) is a good time to remember all the things we can do in our own lives to make our food healthier and our water safer — like avoiding bottled water.

Bottled water is a bad deal. The industry claims it's better than tap water, but in reality, bottled water is held to lower standards than tap water in the United States, and is much more expensive!

Actually, almost half the time, it is tap water, bottled in factories across the country, then shipped (with a high carbon footprint) to you. While the communities around bottling facilities are drained of their most essential resource, you're paying a premium for something you can get virtually for free from your tap at home.

The movement against bottled water is growing. We are working with college campuses, businesses and families that are making the switch back to tap water. Will you join them?

This Earth Day, we're asking you to sign the Take Back the Tap pledge and promise not to use bottled water. It's easy to make the switch. Just start drinking tap water at home. If the water in your home doesn't taste great, invest in a filtered pitcher or a filter for your faucet — it'll cost much less than bottled water, and it'll taste great. When you're out and about, carry a reusable water bottle with you, and fill it while you're on the go.

If you're already bottled water-free, that's great! Take the pledge to let us know you're with us.

Take the pledge:

Thanks for taking action,

Jo Miles
Education & Outreach Organizer
Food & Water Watch

P.S. If you want to know more about the quality of your tap water, check out our Take Back the Tap Guide to Safe Tap Water.

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