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February 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 173

Using bottled water as your main source of water consumption leads to all sorts of problems. First and foremost is the massive amount of waste associated with bottled water.

Most bottled water containers aren't recyclable so they end up in our already overflowing landfills. There they sit taking up space. Of course they eventually biodegrade...It only takes 1000 years or so!

Inevitably, not all these bottles find their way into the landfills but end up on our streets and even wild lands. How many times have you been on a hike, and come across a discarded water bottle? It happens a lot and really detracts from a nature hike.

Another reason to avoid bottled water is the amount of energy required to produce the individual bottles. The bottles are made of plastics and plastics are produced by burning up our finite supply of fossil fuels. Not only does this waste our fossil fuels but it adds to our air pollution problem.

Our environment is delicate enough without adding this unnecessary burden.

Not only is energy used for the manufacture of bottled water but think how much energy is used to transport all this water to our local grocery stores. hundreds of thousands of gallons of gas could be saved by not having delivery trucks darting to and fro delivering bottled water.

So what's the answer? The first and most obvious of course is to drink water straight from your tap. What could be simpler? However, the water coming out of your kitchen faucet doesn't always taste great. It's fine for cooking and cleaning dishes, but when it comes to taste, it's just not what it could be.

How about people drinking from wells? Well water can either taste great or be really awful. For the most part it's pretty awful.

One great way to improve the taste of water coming out of your tap is to install or buy a water filtration system. There are all sorts of these on the market.

There's everything from water pitchers with built-in filters, to water cooler dispensers. Even most modern refrigerators have water filtration systems standard. These filters can go a long way to improving the taste of your water.

Of course they have the added benefit of filtering out a lot of nasty chemicals you don't want in your body. Most filters are able to extract 99.9% of unwanted chemicals from tap or well water.

Putting a water cooler dispenser into your home is a great way to go. Of course you're still drinking bottled water, but you're not consuming tons of those individual bottles. You're using the 5 gallon water jugs and re-using them when they're empty.

You'll still have to use some energy to refill the jugs, but nothing like the energy spent on individual disposable containers.

The bottom line is, stop wasting resources and adding pollution to our world. By not buying bottled water, your making a large contribution to health of our environment.

Please visit http://www.watercoolerdispenserpro.com for more info on water dispensers

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