Water bottles are a drain not only on the environment, but also on your pocketbook. Permanently switching out those ubiquitous bottles for a water filtration system or water delivery service will do a world of good both to the Earth and your bank account:
• Water Bottle Production Uses Valuable Natural Resources
It takes a lot to make that little bottle. Studies have shown that Americans alone purchase almost 30 billion water bottles each year. Each bottle requires the consumption of crude oil for production. Moreover, if we stopped using water bottles in this country, we would have enough oil to fuel one million vehicles for an entire year.
• Water Bottles Are Rarely Recycled for Future Use
If you recycle your water bottles, you’re one of the few. Estimates show that only 13% of water bottles end up in recycling centers where they can be used for other products. The rest end up in landfills. There, they may take thousands of years to decompose. Incineration isn’t much better. When melted, water bottles release dangerous toxic fumes, such as chlorine gas, into the atmosphere.
• Water Bottles Are More Costly Than Tap Water
Americans spend over $15 billion dollars a year on bottled water, whereas the tap water in most communities costs just pennies per gallon. If tap water were to cost as much as bottled water, most individuals’ bills would run in excess of $9,000 a month. Also, some water bottling companies aren’t necessarily providing you anything that significantly differs from tap water. When you look at it that way, it may be a wise choice to say goodbye to water bottles and consider other options, like a filtration system, for your water needs.
Located in the Dallas, Texas area, Water Event offers both water filtration and water delivery services. Call us today at (972) 488-8100 to speak to one of our water experts about how our services can benefit your home or business.