Although it may be convenient, choosing bottled water is not always better. Celebrate Drinking Water Week – May 6-12, 2012 – by pledging to Take Back the Tap.
Tap water is clean. In fact, Des Moines Water Works ranked number one on Forbes.com list of U.S. cities with the cleanest drinking water.
Tap water is inexpensive. If you drank bottled water every day for 70 years, it would cost a startling $101,000. If you drank tap water, it would cost less than $40.00.
Tap water is convenient. Increasingly, you can find cafés, shops and other venues that will refill your reusable water bottle. Locate a venue near you with a TapItWater.com mobile app.
Des Moines Water Works encourages customers to pledge to Take Back the Tap and show your commitment to drinking quality water from Des Moines Water Works. Stop by the DSM H2Go water station this Friday at Gray’s Lake from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and get a free reusable water bottle for signing a Take Back the Tap pledge, or submit an online pledge form by June 15, to be entered into a drawing to win a Des Moines Water Works prize pack!
Remember to choose tap water over bottled water whenever possible and when you are away from home and must choose a beverage in a non-reusable container, please recycle the bottle or can.
Also, stay informed about water quality. Des Moines Water Works produces an annual water quality report, also known as a Consumer Confidence Report. This report, required by law to provide water quality information, is mailed to customers every June. A copy of this year’s report can be found at http://www.dmww.com/water-quality/water-quality-data/water-quality-reports/.