The Real Cost of Bottled Water
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HOW MUCH IS BOTTLED WATER REALLY COSTING YOU?
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To use (and edit) this calculator, save your own copy by going to File > Make a copy. Answer the questions in the left column. Then look at the right column to see how it adds up.
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These calculations are based on the recommendation that to obtain proper hydration, you should drink half your weight in ounces.Please see this post about hydration
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"Purified" water is TAP WATER cleaned through Reverse Osmosis, which can waste up to 17 gallons for every 1 gallon produced. Please see the facts on Wikipedia
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In addition, bottled water is very acidic, contains NO antioxidants, often contains toxins, and is difficult for the body to fully absorb.Please see this NRDC report
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Your body has 75 trillion cells that get attacked by free radicals over 10,000 times a day. This is a large reason your body ages! Give it your best defense.
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Kangen water is loaded with antioxidants, easy to drink and absorb, uses little waste, and can be made for LESS THAN 60 CENTS A GALLON (15 year cost estimate)
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Answer the following questions...SCORECARD (will be calculated based on your answers):
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What is your age?26Age you'll be in 15 years (might you want more antioxidants, then?)41
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What is your weight? (Use this to calculate oz. of water to drink daily)110Ounces you should drink daily to maintain optimum hydration55
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If you buy water by the case...Ounces you should consume weekly to maintain optimum hydration385
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What do you pay for a case of water? (include tax and CRV)$3.50Ounces you consume weekly (buying water by the case)160
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How many bottles are in 1 case?24Ounces you consume weekly (individual water bottles)160
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How many ounces are in 1 bottle?16Your Hydration Score (buying water by the case)
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Number of bottles you drink per day2Green=hydrated Red: -100 = dehydrated -200 or more = VERY dehydrated-225
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How many times per week do you consume this daily amount5Your Hydration Score (buying individual water bottles, not by the case)
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How many cases do you buy every 2 months? (whole family)2Green=hydrated Red: -100 = dehydrated -200 or more = VERY dehydrated-225
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How many miles total do you drive to go pick up your water?2Expense of bottled water by the case
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How many times, per month, do you go to pick up water?1What you're spending on bottled water, per gallon $1.17
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What is the MPG your car gets?20What you'll spend on bottled water in 1 year (if you buy it by the case)$42.00
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If you buy water by the bottle (individually, not a case)What you'll spend on bottled water in 15 years (if you buy it by the case)$630.00
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Brand of Bottled Water you drink daily:EssentiaGas you spend yearly, going to pick up water, yearly (at $3/gal)$3.60
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What do you pay for 1 bottle of water? (Include tax & CRV)$1.25Gas you spend over 15 years, going to pick up water, yearly (at $3/gal)$54.00
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Number of ounces per bottle16Pounds of water you're hauling and loading, per year288
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Number of bottles you drink per day2Pounds of water you're hauling and loading, over 15 years4,320
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How many times a week do you consume this daily amount5Expense of bottled water (individual bottles)
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If you use a delivery serviceWhat you're spending on bottled water, per gallon $10.00
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Amount you pay per month$49.00What you'll spend on bottled water in 1 year (if you buy it by the bottle)$650.00
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# of bottles you receive per month5What you'll spend on bottled water in 15 years (if you buy it by the bottle)$7,800.00
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How many gallons per bottle?5Expense of bottled water (using a delivery service)
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How many times per month do you get your deliveries?2Your cost per gallon$1.96
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How many miles away is the water company from your house?20Your yearly water expense$588.00
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If you filter your water at home with Reverse OsmosisYour bottled water expense over the course of 15 years$8,820.00
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YOU COULD BE WASTING UP TO 17 GALLONS OF WATER Pounds of water you're hauling and loading to your cooler, per year485
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(for every one gallon of drinking water you make)Pounds of water you're hauling and loading to your cooler, over 15 years7,275
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Reverse Osmosis water (also known as "Purified water") is Highly AcidicEnvironmental and Physical Cost of Bottled Water
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and difficult for the body to absorb. Examples: Dasani, Nestle Water, Aquafina# of bottles you will use per year520
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CLICK HERE to see a video that shows how acidic these waters are!# of bottles you will use in 15 years7,800
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Distilled water (like Smart Water) is also highly acidic, and many people# of bottles a family of 4 would use, over 15 years31,200
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who study water agree that distilled water is NOT good for the body!Pounds of water you're lifting & hauling, per year (not including packaging)288
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READ THIS ARTICLE to see why.Pounds of water you're lifting & hauling over 15 years (family of 4)4,320
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Number of miles a truck has to drive to deliver your water, per year960
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Number of miles a truck has to drive to deliver your water, over 15 years14,400
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