North American consumers spend at least $4 billion each year on bottled water. At a cost of about a dollar per bottle, it amounts to 4 billion bottles being discarded or, with any luck, recycled each year. That's a lot of plastic. So, what's behind the love affair people have with bottled water? Its popularity isn't surprising when you consider the sophisticated marketing efforts of the bottled water producers, using everything from the names of artesian wells in tropical paradises to images of polar bears. It's very hard for the metal tap in your sink to compete with that. But are those popular plastic conveyances really the smartest choice? Are we more likely to save money -- and perhaps the Earth -- if we make the switch to carrying around Eagle filtered water in your permanent Sport Water Bottle?
Almost any health information resource has the same recommendation, that you should drink about eight glasses (64 ounces) of water per day. That adds up to 2 gallons per day for a family of four. When your water comes from 12-ounce plastic bottles, the cost can be exorbitant. Let's assume you pay approximately $4 per case of 24 bottles of water (and remember, fancy imported waters can be much more), which is equal to $0.17 per bottle. For a family of four, that amounts to an annual cost of:
$0.17 per bottle x 5.3 bottles per person = $0.90 x 4 people = $3.60 x 365 (days in a year) = $1314.00
That means a family of four can potentially spend $1314.00 each year on bottled water not taking into account the automobile expenses (gasoline and maintenance) required to go to the supermarket to pick up the bottled water as well as the tremendous impact plastic bottles have on our environment. By switching from bottled water to an Eagle Water Filtration system you can save money and our save our environment at the same time.