bottled water is a scam
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Spooky7272 Wrote:
Carole Wrote:It always amazes me that people are willing to spend so much money on something they can get for free from their taps.

When I lived in Florida the big local brand of bottled water was Zephyrhills Spring Water. The secret? If you lived in the city of Zephyrhills, FL you got the same water from your tap for free.

I don't know where you live Carole, but here we have to pay for our tap water. Granted it's cheaper than bottled water but try taking a 20 minute shower w/o my dad having a hissy fit about the water bill [Image: laff.gif]

Doh! That's right. I now no longer have a well on my property and I do have a water bill. But the amount of my water bill that is actually consumed water is insignificant compared to the amount of water used for bathing, washing clothing and dishes, watering our lawn (which I really hate to do) and other large usage amounts.

Even adding in the cost of the filters (about $150.00 per year for the filters for both the ice maker and the kitchen sink) it is a heck of a lot cheaper than what you pay for bottled water that is nothing more than nicely labeled tap water.

I haven't lived in an area that added fluoride to the water in more than 30 years, so that hadn't occurred to me.

But even some "spring waters" are still tap water.  Like Zephyrhills Spring Water.  The source for municipal/city water of Zepyrhills, FL is the same spring that the bottled water is derived from.  So people who live in Zephyrhills and buy bottled water (and there are quite a few) are actually paying twice for the same thing.
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bottled water is a scam - by winoblue1 - 07-27-2007, 03:05 AM
bottled water is a scam - by StephenF - 07-27-2007, 05:16 AM
bottled water is a scam - by Historian - 07-27-2007, 10:26 AM
bottled water is a scam - by DaveC - 07-27-2007, 11:58 AM
bottled water is a scam - by 51olds - 07-27-2007, 01:38 PM
bottled water is a scam - by nicollette - 07-27-2007, 06:27 PM
bottled water is a scam - by Historian - 07-27-2007, 06:41 PM
bottled water is a scam - by 51olds - 07-27-2007, 08:29 PM
bottled water is a scam - by dsewing02 - 07-27-2007, 09:24 PM
bottled water is a scam - by nicollette - 07-27-2007, 11:00 PM
bottled water is a scam - by nicollette - 07-27-2007, 11:00 PM
bottled water is a scam - by incrucetrad - 07-27-2007, 11:55 PM
bottled water is a scam - by nicollette - 07-28-2007, 12:12 AM
bottled water is a scam - by Historian - 07-28-2007, 12:25 AM
bottled water is a scam - by HailGilbert - 07-28-2007, 02:32 AM
bottled water is a scam - by Historian - 07-28-2007, 06:38 PM
bottled water is a scam - by Historian - 07-28-2007, 06:41 PM
bottled water is a scam - by Historian - 07-28-2007, 06:54 PM
bottled water is a scam - by Historian - 07-28-2007, 07:04 PM
bottled water is a scam - by Historian - 07-29-2007, 12:17 AM
bottled water is a scam - by incrucetrad - 07-29-2007, 01:43 AM
bottled water is a scam - by Historian - 07-29-2007, 12:10 PM
bottled water is a scam - by 51olds - 08-03-2007, 12:18 PM



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