Here we are in Vancouver, with some of the cleanest water in the
world, yet we still drink large amounts of water from plastic
bottles. These plastic bottles filled with water come from all over
the world. Who is to say their water is better than ours?
It is funny how we will buy a bottle of water instead of asking for
water when we are out exploring our city. Yet, when we are in our
homes, we will drink from our taps. Sure, maybe we have a filter, but
the water from the tap is typically just fine the way it is. Why must we
think the water coming from our own taps at home is any different than
that at restaurants, coffee houses, or fast food places?
What is wrong with our tap water? Do we need to have a campaign
promoting drinking water from all of our taps in Vancouver?
Sure, at home we can use a filtration system, but a lot of coffee
houses will have this hooked up to the water that they use to make
coffee and other drinks as well. Yet, people will still buy a bottle
of water instead of having water from a tap.
Just try to ask for water at a local fast food restaurant, in a
mall, or even a coffee shop, for that matter. At times, the
conversation will probably go something like this:
“Could I please have a glass of water?”
“We have Evian, Dasani, or I think there is probably Aquafina bottles
in the cooler as well, just over there.”
“No, I’m sorry, I meant, could I please have a glass of water.”
The cashier will then give you a quizzical look of, “Are you sure…”
He or she will then say, “You do know it is out of the tap, right?”
Then you reply “yes”, and finally you have a glass of water.
How hard was that?
Save a couple of dollars when you are out and pack a reusable cup or
water bottle, or ask for a glass of water.
Plastic bottles filled with water are temperature sensitive and if
cooled or heated can release harmful chemicals and plastics into the
Here’s to some of the best water in the world! Save the earth, and
when you have an urge to go for the bottled water, take a breath and
tell yourself that tap water is just as good, and most likely way
better, for you!
It may take courage to ask for some tap water, but nobody learned to
walk without taking the first step! It also takes courage to win the Stanley Cup!
Go Canucks Go!!!!!