National Hydration Day: 5 ways to save on drinking water

  • Bottled water is convenient, but an unnecessary purchase.
  • Invest in a filtration system. you’ll save a lot of money, while also enjoying great taste and contributing to less waste.
  • Invest in a water softener to offset the harmful effects of your water. 

SHIRLENE GRACE ISAAC

Oh, “water” wonderful world! It’s National Hydration Day, so let’s take a moment to acknowledge how water is a fundamental necessity to everyone. We can never get enough of the globally renowned advice “drink lots of water” or even “stay hydrated”.

Because we are well aware of the important implications water has for our health. But where you source your drinking water, comes at a cost.

The fact that water is viewed as a necessity, makes people overlook how much they spend on their water each month. 

The bottom line is, you’re wasting your money while consuming bottled water. The more you resort to bottled water the more you contribute to a global litter problem—filling waterways, oceans, beaches and countrysides with massive amounts of bottle refuse.

Now bearing that in mind, here are five ways you can stay hydrated, save money while also doing something solid for nature.

Kill that bottled water habit

Buying bottled water is normal, everyone does it! What’s the big deal? Well, first of all you’re wasting money, second, you’re adding to a big global problem—plastic waste!

Bottled water has become a normal item on every grocery shopper’s list that some aren’t even mindful of the cost involved in buying a case or two.

What you don’t realize is that the bottled water in your cart is, on average, more expensive than gasoline or milk.

Bottled water is convenient, but an unnecessary purchase unless you’re living through a natural or man-made disaster where a local water source is contaminated and you have nowhere else to go for freshwater. This is the only exception mind you!

Instead of spending your hard-earned money on bottled water, you could…

Install filtration system

Why can’t you just resort to filtering your own drinking water? The amount of money it can save is unimaginable in the long run. It also increases your access to clean, filtered water on demand.

A simple shift is all it’s going to take. Using tap water as your primary drinking source won’t burn a hole in your pocket. 

Consider even…

Buying in bulk

If bottled water is a must for your family because the quality of your household water is not up to snuff, then consider a water cooler and delivery service. It is affordable and creates less waste as the large water containers are returned and recycled.

You can even…

Buy a filter container

One water pitcher filter can purify gallons of water. It is cheaper as opposed to the amount you spend on a gazillion water bottles. You’ll save a lot of money,while also enjoying great taste and contributing to less waste.

Some pitchers can be placed on your countertop or in the refrigerator, they also come with carry-along filtered water bottles.

Soften your hard water

Water is full of minerals that can impact flavor and quality. If this is a major problem in your vicinity, consider investing in a water softener or deionization system. This will offset the harmful effects of your water’s minerality and also alter its taste for the better. It’s an investment that can save you thousands in the long run.