Tap water is the most accessible beverage option to everyone! You can easily refill a reusable water bottle at water fountains and water refill stations throughout the public. Organizations such as the Blue W, make it easy to access a water refill station near you!
Not only is tap water the most accessible option, it’s the most cost friendly – it’s free! Tap water costs a lot less than bottled water, as well any sugar-sweetened beverages, such as sodas and juices. The best option is to purchase a reusable water bottle for the same price that you would spend on a sugar-sweetened beverage, and refill it as many times as you want!
By drinking tap water, you help the environment by reducing the large amount of plastic bottles that end up in landfills, forests, and oceans. It can take over 700 years for plastic to begin the composting process.
Production of disposable plastic bottles takes a lot of energy to manufacture, transport and recycle. By drinking tap water you eliminate the need for that whole process!
Sugar-sweetened beverages, water contains zero calories and zero sugar.
Tap water gets tested for harmful contaminants more frequently than bottled water, making it safer to drink.
Tap water contains fluoride which reduces tooth decay and cavities.