As I was watching the news this morning AAA just released their new report about the cost of gas and it has reached an average price of $3.34 a gallon. We have all felt the brunt of rising fuel costs and have heard all of the commentary about how much money the oil companies are making.
The gas prices have definitely impacted my budget; however I don’t even look at the price per gallon anymore. Gas is one of those necessities that we must have in order to make the rest of our daily regimen happen. No gas = No Work = No Play = No Food… you get the picture.
If you purchase bottled water the cost is roughly .5 cents an ounce which equates to about $6.40 a gallon. Not only is it higher but there have been plenty of studies that found lower levels of helpful elements such as calcium and magnesium that in tap water. A recent and scarier AP study showed traces of pharmaceuticals in our drinking water. People take pills, their body absorbs some of the medication, and the rest is passed and flushed down the toilet. The wastewater is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Some of the water is cleansed at drinking water treatment plants and piped to the consumers, without all drug traces being removed. If you feel better when you have your bottled water maybe it’s the Prozac or Ritalin traces.
Bottled water has less stringent testing than tap water, it’s a multi billion dollar industry, it produces extra garbage, it’s not healthier than tap water and it costs a lot more. So, if you drink bottled water, I don’t want to hear anything about the cost of gas and how much the oil companies are making.
I buy the gas and buy the water…. but I don’t complain about either.
Do you buy the water and complain about the gas prices?
Do you complain about the billion dollar oil/gas industry and not the billion dollar water industry? Thoughts… Discuss…