Gas Prices? How about water prices?

Folks, let’s seriously think about this. Yes, gas prices have gone up drastically, and it has made me think twice about driving somewhere when I could walk or put it off till a more efficient time, but couldn’t this be a blessing? The rest of the world, aside from countries who subsidize gasoline, have been paying these prices for the past couple decades. There is a reason the most efficient and successful car companies weren’t founded in Detroit.
I checked into my hotel room in DC and pulled this bottle of water out of the refrigerator. I then saw the price, $6. Sure, hotels aren’t known for bargain prices, but this was water. Nothing special. It claimed to be “still.” I’m not sure what this means, but I wasn’t about to pay $6 for any bottle of water.
The news and people’s conversations are constantly filled with how high gas prices are. Where is all the talk about water prices? We NEED water. The average bottle of water purchased out of a vending machine is $1.25 for 16 ounces. That’s $10 a gallon! I’ve heard talk about cars being made that will one day run on water. If the price of water and the consolidation of our aquifers continues to grow I’ll be riding my bike more often and collecting rain water to drink.
To find out more about water and the bottled water debacle take a look at There is a section on the site specifically dedicated to bottled water. They point to studies that have tested Coca-Cola’s Dasani bottled water as well as 103 other varieties. The findings state that an estimated 25% of the bottles of water were just filtered or sometimes unfiltered tap water!

Posted June 25th, 2008 in Uncategorized.

One comment:

  1. Lau:

    So true. Just too bad most people think gas is a necessity in life also, even more than apples, potatoes, lettuce and water.

    But, well done marketing wise by the water companies that make you believe there is added value in drinking bottled water. Luckily we hardly do. Research showed there’s more minerals in our tap water than in bottled water. Unfortunately its different in countries that still have lead plumbing; or use chlorine to clean their water.

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