Water is an essential need for the human body. And the way you consume water is also a major factor. There is no problems with drinking tap water, this tap water has gone through so many processes to make sure you are receiving the cleanest water possible. These processes are made to ensure that all guidelines are followed and to make sure there is nothing in the water that can harm you. Although all these processes are done ome people may still disagree and say that drinking tap water is not the “best” for our bodies. Some of the pros to drinking bottled water is after storms or natural disasters the tap water can be compromised, in Document 2 it states, “Moreover, the water from public water systems is often compromised after emergency situations
(1) In Tamara ’s Take she explains why tap water is better than bottled water. She discusses her research and uses her finding to support her claim. She also discusses the environmental burdens of plastic bottled water.
The article “Buying Bottled Water For Your Health, Stop It,” by Katie Herzong discusses the harm of buying bottled water. As mentioned in the article buying bottled water is estimated to be 2,000 times more expensive than using tap water. Not only is buying bottled water more expensive, but also bottled water produces fossil fuels within the environment that will be put into a landfill where it will not decompose. To better understand the damage Doctor Sanaz Majd examined the risks of bottle water compared to tap water. Her interest originally sparked when her twins were born premature, and the doctor informed her that she should avoid mixing formula with bottle water.
Julie is typical twenty-five year-old Hispanic woman that grew up in a household where drinking water from the tap was frowned upon. Now, as an adult, Julie drinks about five water bottles per day, which adds up to 150 water bottles a month, or a grand total of 1,800 water bottles per year. Her water bottle of choice – Dasani Purified Water – costs an average of $4.99 per twenty-four pack, or around $0.20 per bottle, at her local Wal-Mart. This means that Julie, by herself, annually consumes around 74 twenty-four packs of bottled water. In other words, she spends $369.26 on drinking bottled water every year1.
Not only is bottled water extremely regulated, but it is also a viable source of hydration for individuals in times of need; therefore one like myself once again disagree with Annie Leonard’s position against bottled water with evidence provided by IBWA. In the article, “Bottled Water Matters,” IBWA had shown the viability of bottled water through their statement, “ Bottled water companies respond with efficiency and speed with regard to provide bottled water in coordination with emergency relief operations.” This statement clearly demonstrates how bottled water can be very essential and lifesaving in times of need. For example, in a disaster like an earthquake, buildings, including tap faucets, would be demolish by the forces of nature.
We all drink water. Whether we like it cold, lukewarm, or in small amounts because it can taste so bland, we all drink it. Something that most of us do is buy and drink bottles of water because it is convenient for those of us who have a busy schedule. Most importantly, we buy it because from what we expect, it is the most safe option. Yet, what if it is not the safest option. Although we have all heard the rumors and comments about the harmful effects of water bottles, most of us have never really made it a priority to understand the actual health risks of drinking it. We have also brushed off the horrific facts of what it actually does to our planet regardless of the endless amount of television commercials that are trying to grab our attention. It is widely ignored and believed to just be another meaningless hoax, just as Donald Trump believes that Al Gore is a Chinese
These facts introduce and support the message that Standage is delivering. Standage continues with many statistics: “Admittedly, both kinds of water suffer from occasional contamination problems but tap water is more stringently monitored and tightly regulated than bottled water. New york city tap water, for example, was tested 430,600 times during 2004 alone.” He stated. Even though he admits that both of each kind contains chemicals-which at the same time Standage claims that the tap water is more sanitized-but also he points out that it is not the taste that differs between the two
Bottled water is very common to use, but yet not the best choice. In the article, “The Wrong Way to Think about California Water” by Michael Hiltzik, he explains why to avoid bottled water. I think it would be difficult to avoid bottled water because he said that the entire nation consumes more than 10 billion gallons of bottled water a year. Then an expert, included in the article, said that bottle water is incredibly expensive. On the other hand, I think if you use tap water then you’ll have to pay a water bill which is quite expensive too.
Leonard’s argument to switch to tap water is effective because of her rhetorical strategies of comparing and contrasting as well as analyzing cause and effect. Both techniques coincide to effectively strengthen and justify her argument in sifting away from plastic, and towards a cleaner, cheaper, and easier way to drink water. To better legitimize her a reasoning as to why tap is, in many ways, better than bottled water, Leonard compares and contrast the distinct characteristics between the two. Leonard research proves that many of the claims
r is in fact as high as the price of gasoline. Although some consumers may be willing to pay high prices for higher safety, the NRDC warns that while regulations are in place to safeguard bottled water, these are not applied universally and bottlers are not required to let consumers know that their product may be contaminated. The NRDC tested more than 100 brands of bottled water and found evidence of contamination in single samples of at least a third of the brands the agency tested. Aside from the water itself, the plastic containers are sources of pollution and may contribute to contaminating the water they contain. Dr. Todd Jarvis, the associate director of the Institute for Water and Watersheds at Oregon State University , calculated that
Around the globe every minute a child dies because of water-related disease, Women spend hours walking to collect water, it has been estimated 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water, hospital bed spaces are occupied majorly people related to water-borne diseases. Clean water is essential for both mental and physical development. Lead in tap water causes many birth defects. Thousands of contaminants are present in tap water which are even poisonous. For every spent on water and sanitation there is a double return to the economic.
I have seen instances where some of my colleagues have become sick from drinking tap water around the city. No matter where it is such as at their schools such as Pensacola State College or the University of West Florida, at their homes, or in public spots such as restaurants people have noticed that the water is extremely unsanitary. A quote from the DailyFinance article portrays this exactly “Of the 101 chemicals tested for over five years, 45 were discovered. Of them, 21 were discovered in unhealthy amounts. The worst of these were radium-228 and -228, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, alpha particles, benzine and lead.
The text allows for the reader to understand what the water crisis is, and how it is impacting our daily lives. The text also gives the reader multiple different examples of water control in the United States. But, because of all the corporate greed, corporations are ruining our natural resource of water by creating it into a commodity and selling it. This book gives great insight on how corrupt the government can be when they want to make a cheap buck. Again, “Water is a necessity of life that touches everyone in their own homes” (Snitow and Kaufman, 1) water is a right to all humans, not a commodity for business
The key to helping people realize water’s importance is to make them aware of the activities we would not be able to do without , such as ride a car or bake cookies. In conclusion, it is evident that misusing water is not an option during an era where every drop matter. Although most people in the United States cannot imagine running out of water, it is still important to protect it immensely. Responsible and effective water conservation today leads to an abundant amount of water for tomorrow. The prime goal should be, and is, to bring back the golden age of water.
Several colleges and universities have banned the sale and distribution of bottled water on their campus. In these instances, bottled water is allowed on campus, but the college has decided that the institution itself, will not sell or distribute bottled water on campus. Hope College currently does not have such a policy. However, Hope College should follow the footsteps of the other colleges and start banning that sale and/or distribution of bottled water on campus. Even though this policy would possibly take away a student’s ability to choose, a basic human right, if the student body voted to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. In turn, this ban could be only for on-campus sale of bottled water. If there is need for bottled water for