Back in June Ben Popken over at The Consumerist pointed out that while reading the New York City 2006 Drinking Water Supply and Quality Report he spotted the following item from the FAQ:
Should I buy bottled water?
You do not need to buy bottled water for health reasons in New York City since our water meets all federal and State health-based drinking water standards. Also, bottled water costs up to 1,000 times more than the City’s drinking water.
Aquafina labels will soon say “Public Water Source”.
So, I guess the moral to the story is that if you just get a few extra bottles and fill them with your refrigerators filtered water, or run them through a Brita or some other tap water filter you can save a LOT of money over the course of a year while also keeping a boat load of plastic out of the landfill.
Frankly I can afford to waste as many bottles of water as I damn well please, and I don’t have any kids to worry about inheriting the planet… but I’m not sure everyone shares that indifferent capitalist pig attitude.