Funny. I worry less about the water than the plastic bottles that are made for the water. If you younguns keep buying these bottles of water and then just chucking the empties away, you are having as serious impact on our environment.
The Age newspaper recently ran a piece on the real cost of bottled water.
Plastic bottles are made from oil products. You are paying a ridiculous amount every time you buy a bottle of water. You are essentially paying for the plastic bottle, not the water.
The company who fills your water bottles is making a huge amount of money too.
Man and woman has survived for two thousand or umpteen thousand years, depending on how you view religion, by just drinking water from whatever source was nearby.
At some point, they learned to add things to it, or to add water to things. Where would life be without booze or coffee?
Melbourne has very good water with a bit fluoride chucked in which is great for your teeth, especially if you are a kiddie.
I admire our ex Victorian State Premier Joan Kirner, even more so now that I know she does exactly what I do. She is an honourable woman, for a politician. Ok, she had retired now. She has a water bottle and fills it from a tap, just like I do.
Eventually R notices that my water bottle looks quite unhygienic and insists I change it and I do. I hate buying that replacement bottle of water. I am not really keen on the taste of the bottled water, but then I can't waste it. I needs me water with chlorine, fluoride and animal crap in it from our protected water catchments for it to taste proper.
Give it a try kiddies. Refill your water bottle from a tap.