Saturday, September 16, 2006
A bottle of water costs more than a can of beer?
Well...Being from the times of cheap gas and plentiful water, it doesn't surprise me that bottled water is not such a good deal. In fact a small bottle of water sometimes costs more than a can of beer. There used to be a lot of places along the old roads, where there was a spring where folks could water their horses for free. Some of them were still there, even in the 1960's, and we would bring our 5 gallon bottles and get free spring water. I don't know of any springs like that today though, and I live in rural Oregon where there is a lot of water. City water didn't cost much, no matter how much you used, but not so today. Mine is $40 per mo. minimum, but over $70 per mo. when I water a small garden and some flower beds. I don't even think about watering the grass.
Bottled Water: Nectar of the Frauds?
WASHINGTON - Water, water everywhere and we are duped into buying it bottled.
Consumers spend a collective $100 billion every year on bottled water in the belief--often mistaken, as it happens--that this is better for us than what flows from our taps, according to environmental think tank the Earth Policy Institute (EPI).
For a fraction of that sum, everyone on the planet could have safe drinking water and proper sanitation, the Washington, D.C.-based organization said this week.