Why you need to stop drinking expensive bottled water this instant—and something amazing to do with the money you’ll save.
JUST SAY NO | Since this is Drinking Water Week (May 1-7), we’d like to point out that anyone in Vancouver who continues to drink bottled water at home or in restaurants is choosing to waste their money, simple as that. Also, there’s every reason to believe that by purchasing packaged water, which is so effectively hawked by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, they’re actually saying yes to a seriously inferior product.
That’s because Vancouver’s tap water is arguably the purest in the world. Last May, the region’s new $600 million Seymour-Capilano water filtration plant (the largest in Canada) became operational, and along with it the world’s largest ultraviolet disinfection facility. “No doubt about it, I would put our drinking water up against any other tap water source in the world,” Bill Morrell, media relations manager for Metro Vancouver, told Chris White when he reported on the absurdity of drinking bottled water last spring for granvilleonline.ca (CLICK HERE for his informative story).
Those who continue to drink bottled water because they crave the fizz should think about switching to a home carbonation system like SodaStream (CLICK HERE for our story on this product), which will turn Vancouver’s H2O into something equally sweet as those pricy bubblies from Gerolsteiner and Perrier.
Say No To Bottled Water Locally—And Yes To Clean Water Worldwide
TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT | “Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk 5 miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean.” That’s the message from charity: water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. On their website they report that “unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80 percent of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.” We who enjoy an endless supply of amazing tap water can do something for those who don’t have enough.
Make the switch to tap and then take the money you were spending on bottled water and donate it to charity: water. A $20 donation will provide one person access to a clean water project. Check out the charity: water website www.charitywater.com and then make the decision to help. —Eds.
Photos: iStock, charity: water