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      You can also buy a filter for your own tap water, though, and save a

      bundle doing it that way over time.

      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, wrote:

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      > not all bottled water is tap water or public water as they were

      calling it. I know Aquafina was found to be and they had to change

      their label. Thats the one brand I never drank because it always

      made me feel sick. I didn’t like it. Dansani does have a good clean

      flavor to it. Even if its public water it is still well filtered.

      >

      > As far as the enviornment, water bottles can readily be recycled

      and used in many ways. Just a matter of getting people to cooperate.

      >

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      > From: Peggy

      > Date: 2007/08/29 Wed PM 02:16:05 CDT

      > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

      > Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Top 10 Budget Drains, a Yahoo Article

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      > I used to buy a lot of bottled water, in the case when it is on

      sale, and individual bottles when I needed one in a pinch.  

      Then I started reading about the effect on the

      environment…….billions of bottles going into landfills and it

      takes 1,000 years to break down plastic……and not to mention the

      chemicals that leach out as it breaks down.   And then I

      learned that bottled water is nothing special…..it’s just tap

      water.  And why does ANYONE spend $1.39 to $1.79 for a bottle of

      tap water????????????????  Or why would I spend ANY amount – even

      the cost of buying it on sale by the case?   

      Convenience????   Convenience (to me) is equal to

      laziness.    I had several bottles on hand, and I have an

      insulated lunch bag.  Every night I wash out my bottles, fill

      them about half-way with plain old water, and put them in the

      freezer overnight.  In the morning, I fill them the rest of

      the way with water, put them in my bag and take them with me.  

      This is a very simple thing for me to do  –  I am already

      packing my lunch every night, so it just takes about a minute more

      to fill & freeze my water bottles.  I’m helping the environment,

      helping myself, because having the water handy means I”ll actually

      drink the water), and I’m helping my wallet as well!  (If you

      buy only ONE bottle of water a WEEK, it adds up to $72 to $93 a

      year.)   I also stopped drinking soda for pretty much the same

      reasons.  I was able to find canned soda by the case for $3.99,

      which comes to about 17 cents a can opposed to 75 cents a can from

      the vending machine at work.  This was that I was reading about

      how bad soda is for you, so I stopped drinking it, regular and diet

      as well!   I am no health-nut, but I am prudent and I realize I

      don’t need soda every day.. So I only drink one now

      occasionally….   I mentioned I am packing my lunch every

      night. It only takes a few minutes.  At first I had trouble

      disciplining myself to do it, but now I do it as I clean up the

      kitchen after dinner, and it has become routine  I pack a

      couple of snacks a day, too. I have been doing this diligently now

       for three months, and  I can see the difference!

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