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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.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

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I love tap water™

Always a good idea to switch to tap water. And if the tap water in your city is gross nasty, filter pitchers and reusable water bottles are a great way to go. You can even get bottles with filters built in.

At my day job I get people who complain about being given a paper receipt for their purchase of three 24-packs of Zephyr Hills. A tree was cut down, yes. Whereas even if you’re not contributing to a west-coast drought, half your recycle bin goes to a landfill anyway, you’re burning fuel in order to transport fucking water, and you’re gearing up to choke anywhere between 1 and 72 sea turtles. 

Dude. C’man.

The moment when you realize the world you live in is a dystopian horror show