Stop buying bottled water.

Look, you've probably heard this a hundred times by now, but it's true. Tap water is fine, and in many cases, purer than some bottled water. If your local water has a weird taste, buy a filter for your tap or a pitcher you can keep in the fridge. You can even buy great portable water bottles with built in filters to take with you or put in your kids' lunch boxes. Like the fizzy stuff? Then invest $99 in a Soda Stream system, which cranks out seltzer water (and flavored sodas) by the gallon. Read more about bottled water alternatives on our website.

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