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Save Money, Save Plastic, Save the Planet…Refill Not Landfill!
Plastic ½ liter Bottles versus buying a Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station from Water for Life.
24 plastic ½ liter bottles = 3.17 Gal. @ $5.00 = $1.58 per gallon x 500 Gal. = $790 x 10 = $7900. Equivalent of 3 cases per week for the average family of 4 saves you more than enough to buy and maintain two K5’s for 10 years and keeps 37,440 ½ liter plastic bottles out of the landfill. Don’t use that many bottles now? Cut it in half = $3850 saves you enough to buy and maintain one K5 for 10 years and keep 18,720 ½ liter plastic bottles out of the landfill.
Two people drinking 1 bottle each per day for lunch for 270 working days per year @ $1.00 =$540 per year x 10 years = $5410. You save enough to buy and maintain two K5’s for 10 years and eliminate 5400 plastic bottles or cans from the landfill. Double these results for a family of 4.
K5 VOCGuard = $1419 installed year 1 price @ 500 gallons = $2.84 per gallon
$197.50 service year 2 price @ 500 gallons = .395 per gallon
$760.00 parts year 2 -10 price @ 500 gallons = .19 per gallon
$2376.50 Total 10 year cost
Keep the Convenience, Eliminate the Plastic, Save the Planet…Refill Not Landfill!
When you purchase a K5 Drinking Water Station from Water for Life, we provide each member of your family with their choice of a Water for Life Glass Pitcher and 4 Glasses or up to 4 refillable, dishwasher safe Stainless Steel, Eastar, or Polycarbonate bottles to use at games, to take outside while mowing the lawn, to take with you in the car, to take to work or school, and to use while watching TV instead of washing glasses or using plastic cups.
Live more Abundantly with the K5 Drinking Water Station…Refill Not Landfill!
Are you rationing your expensive pure water bottles just for some drinking now and using 1 case or less per week? With a K5 Drinking Water Station from Water for Life, Mom can cook or make coffee with it, give a treat to the dog, get the kids drinking more water, water the plants with it, use it in the steam iron, make ice cubes with it, make drink mix drinks instead of Coke or juice when the kids want something sweet, fill the stainless steel bottles half way and freeze them overnight and refill them completely before games for an ice cold drink at lunch, work, or school, and Dad can drink ice cold purified water instead of Coke after mowing the lawn, serve K5 water for dinner from a pitcher into glasses instead of drinking Cokes or using more bottles, make mixed drinks with K5 water when friends come over, make iced tea with K5 water at parties or serve pure water from the Water for Life Pitcher into Water for Life Glasses to guests instead of passing out plastic bottles. Extra bottles or Glassware are available for purchase.
Healthier Family…Refill Not Landfill!
If your average family of 4 each buys a Coke per day for lunch spending .50 cents each for 270 days per year, you will spend $540 per year and $5410 in 10 years on Coke! Wouldn’t it be healthier to drink Cokes only every other day and drink K5 water on alternative days? The savings actually pays for two K5’s and the family would be healthier because they would be consuming less sugar or artificial sweetener, less caffeine and carbonation, less artificial flavor and food color. What if you drank pure water every day?
Go to this link http://www.waterforlifeonline.com/k5_video.html to view a 4 minute K5 video.
visit Water for Life online or call them at 770-578-0600
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No, seriously. I never thought about it this way:
It takes about 5,000 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef. No, cows don’t drink that much water, but it takes so much to grow the corn they eat.
You don’t have to become a vegetarian or vegan to conserve water. But – going meatless for one day a week can make a big impact and can be a lot of fun too! Involve your kids to create tasty meals without meat. If you have to have meat, opt for chicken instead.
Why save Water?
Of all the water in the world, only 3% is fresh. Less than one third of 1% of this fresh water is available for human use. We are depleting our underground aquifers faster than we are replenishing them. The largest one, the Ogallala, which covers a vast part of the country from the Midwest to the mountain states, is being depleted by 13 trillion gallons a year. Eventually it is going to run out – and then what? Northwest Texas is already dry. They can’t get any water from their wells.
Our growing population is putting stress on available water supplies. The U.S. population almost doubled from 1950 to 2000. The demand however, tripled! Americans use an average of 100 gallons of water each day-enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses! This increased demand has put additional stress on water supplies and distribution systems, threatening both human health and the environment.
We all need to do our part to save water. Visit http://epa.gov/watersense/ to find out how you can save water in your home. Little changes that make a big difference!
Join me and break the bottled water habit! Getting rid of bottled water is a win-win! You save money and water and help lessen the amount of plastic in landfills! You can now even win a trip to Glacier National Park. Please learn more about the campain here http://water.newdream.org/campaigns/water/register/78023085e295e74b21a82b2bb7894a34/
For each gallon of water bottled, two gallons are wasted; producing the plastic wastes the energy equivalent of a quarter-bottle’s worth of oil. And what’s in the bottle could just be tap water.
New American Dream and Corporate Accountability International is asking you to think about where the water in that bottle came from, where the plastic is going, and take the Break the Bottled Water Habit pledge(water.newdream.org) and drink to a healthy ecosystem.
During October, make a conscious choice to slake your thirst without drying up our planet’s resources. In addition to benefiting the environment, participants will have a chance to win a free condo for a week at a ski resort in Idaho. Visit the website (water.newdream.org now to get started.
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A few months ago, on World Water Day, I saw Stephen Colbert’s show dedicated to Water. Colbert Report, March 20, 2008
Regardless of the opinion you may have of him as a comedian or on his political views, he made some very valid points and had some very interesting interviews. Please visit Water is Life on Colbert to view some of the videos; especially thirst locally – drink globally and Visit to the American Museum of Natural History is extremely interesting (more info on this exhibit can be found here Exhibition H2O=Life)
Clean, plentiful water is not always available where and when it’s needed. Indeed, water shortages and pollution threaten individuals, communities and countries around the globe. But many water problems also have solutions. From households to huge cities, elected officials to entrepreneurs, everyone has a role to play in protecting Earth’s water.
How much water do people use each day?
573 liters (151 gallons) per person per day U.S., average domestic and municipal use
118 liters (31 gallons) per person per day United Kingdom, average domestic and municipal use
10 liters (3 gallons) per person per day Ethiopia, average domestic and municipal use
People in the U.S. and Canada use much more water than residents of most other countries. In the U.K. and most other European countries, people live more water-efficient lifestyles. Most Ethiopians, like many others in the developing world, can’t get enough water to ensure basic health and sanitation.
Message in a Bottle
The average North American in 2005 consumed about 80 liters (21 gallons) of bottled water. Globally, consumption nearly doubled between 1997 and 2005, and the U.S. is the largest total consumer of bottled water. Manufacturing all those bottles uses a lot of water—twice as much as the bottles contain. Worldwide, over 2.7 million tons of plastic are used for water bottles, but in the U.S. only about 20 percent of the bottles are recycled. The total estimated energy needed to make, transport and dispose of one bottle of water is equivalent to filling the plastic bottle one-quarter full of oil.
People often choose bottled water assuming it’s safer than tap water, and perhaps imagining it comes from a pristine mountain spring. Most bottled water is safe-but so is the municipal water that is the source of an estimated 40 percent of U.S. bottled water. About 25% of bottled water sold is simply re-processed/used municipal(city) water according to a 1999 study in the United States. Both Aquafina from Pepsi-Cola Company and Dasani from The Coca-Cola Company are reprocessed from municipal water systems.  Some bottled waters, such as Penta Water make unverified health benefit claims. While there have been few comprehensive studies, one analysis several years ago found that about 22 percent of brands that were tested contain, in at least one sample, chemical contaminants at levels above strict state health limits. If consumed over a long period of time, some of these contaminants could cause cancer or other health problems at rates higher than those considered tolerable by the regulatory body setting the standards. In addition, 60 to 70 percent of all bottled water in the U.S. is packaged and sold in a state that is not regulated by the FDA
If you want to carry water with you, why not get a reusable bottle and refill it at the tap?
By the Numbers
Average price of tap water in the U.S. = less than $.01 a gallon
Average price of bottled water in the U.S. = about $10 a gallon
More on Bottled Water on Wikipedia
Georgia’s current drought did not begin a few days or a few weeks ago. Various drought events throughout the state since spring 2006 combined with a lack of efficient water use habits helped bring the state to where it is today. Indoor Water Conservation Cannot Be Overemphasized! Conserving water temporarily, then returning to inefficient water use habits will not help alleviate the situation. Water conservation must become a way of life for all Georgians, according to officials with the state’s Drought Response Unified Command (DRUC).
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