Putting Tap Back on the Map: The Benefits of Public Water (KCET)

December 17, 2012 – Would you pay over 1,000 times more for something you could get for free? I didn’t think so, but that’s exactly what happens approximately 85 million times every day, as Americans consume water out of pre-packaged plastic bottles. Bottled water costs 750 to 2,700 times more than tap, but millions of people pay for the privilege of drinking what is essentially tap water. While their choices may instantly slake their thirsts, it is also sucking Mother Nature dry. Environmental research non-profit Pacific Institute estimates that it took three liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water and the process of bottling the water produces more than 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide.

Link to Full Article: http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/lariver/confluence/river-notes/putting-tap-back-on-the-map-the-benefits-of-public-water.html


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