Green Tip of The Day

Filter your tap water instead of buying bottled water. Properly filtered tap water is purer than bottled water, less expensive and better for the environment. Unlike bottled water, tap water is regularly tested with the test results openly reported. And, according to the New York Times, a person drinking only bottled water will spend about $1,400 a year compared to the 49 cents it costs for a year's supply of tap water. As for the environmental cost of bottled water: One and a half million barrels of oil are used every year to manufacture disposable plastic water bottles for the U.S. alone. About 80 percent of those bottles will end up as litter or in landfills where they’ll take at least 450 years to break down.

If you don't care for the taste of your local tap water, a water filtration system can be an easy, inexpensive remedy. Click here for help determining which system is best for you home.

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