Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry
If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.
Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.
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EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS
BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN
Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.
Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc
I’ve always found it somewhat comical that my parents buy bottled water, because the water they buy… comes from the municipal water supply of the neighboring town. Which I’m fairly sure has the same source as ours does (ultimately, the Detroit River—so not from the drought areas on the map).
They literally buy what they already get coming to the tap, just in one-time-use plastic bottles instead of the multitude of filtered reusable plastic and plain metal bottles we have. It’s absurd.
this is interesting because in california we’re being encouraged to buy bottled water in order to avoid wasting water during the drought.
One time I brought this up in my natural sciences class at college and the teacher just stared at me for half a minute straight. Does no one think about this? Why can’t you guys just grab some from, I don’t know, the Appalachian mountains? (not sure if you have springs up there, but for hell’s sake, at least you’re not a bloody desert)
I like to use a home water purifier or I will take a five gallon jug up to the water machine in our grocery. I do not drink city tap, and have not since we have lived in San Jose, because when I did a water test for the fish, there was a high enough alkaline count to give the fish burns. Also for some reason, it would hurt my stomach when I drank it. The tap water where I live currently, has a water treatment right next to the sewage treatment, so some days it’s not safe to drink it, so I am generally hesitant to do so. I live in northern California, which is in a large drought zone, and while I think that bottled water can contribute, a large section of this has to do with climate change. We didn’t have a winter this year. That is usually when we see our rains, and sometimes floods. That is a big reason why we are in this drought.
I live near love canal. So I’m going to keep buying Poland springs. I like that better than cancer
i get so confused when parents dont accept their teens asexuality like?? you dont want them to have sex ?,?? but when they dont want to have sex you flip out?/,?? like?? ,? choose a side?,? ?
I think my father would love my being asexual tbh lol