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      some bottled water is tap water, some is spring water. It depends upon the company making it.

      Some tap water is NOT fit to drink, some is. I drink a lot of bottled water, and I drink a lot of tap water.

      The tap water at my job would make anyone hurl, it was just plain nasty.

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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 therest 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 routineI packa 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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