Water you drink
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People in household
Tap water
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1k US gal
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yr
Bottled water
Bottle capacity
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Cost
$/bottle
Money spent
$/
yr
Costs comparison
Bottled water is
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Tap Water Calculator

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Tap water tool enables a quick comparison between the costs of tap and bottled water.

Water surrounds us at every step. It covers 71% of planet's surface and makes up for over two thirds of human body. We consume it on a daily basis through meals and drinks but shortly after our bodies dispose of it through mainly urine and sweat. That's why we're recommend to drink even more of it to keep our bodies healthy and hydrated.

Industry experts argue about the exact amount of water you should be drinking on a regular basis, many quoting 2 liters as the sweat spot, some suggesting men should take higher intake of water than women, pointing to 3 liters for males and 2.2 for females. Well, it will also depend on your diet and lifestyle - regular athletes should drink much more as they also sweat at much faster rate. If you consume lots of fruits, vegetables or fluid products (such as yogurts) they all contain plenty of water which definitely counts too. Contrary to common beliefs, as Sciencebase Science Blog explains, fizzy drinks, coffee and even beer contribute the same way as water and do not cause dehydration.

It seems you also cannot drink too much water. I mean, technically you could but as Lifehacker explains our kidneys can filter and excrete up to 15 liters of water every day. That's a lot of water even for those of us who keep stopping by a water cooler way more often then their supervisor would appreciate.

Tap or bottled water?

If you have to consume so much water, wouldn't it make sense to consider alternatives to classic bottled water? In many countries tap water is perfectly clean and healthy. In many cases it contains even more minerals than the classic mineral water. If it's not so clear in your area, consider getting a water filter for your tap. It's not so expensive if you consider long-term benefits.

Governments, local authorities and thousands of ecological NGOs are involved in campaigns that aim to show the benefits of drinking tap water. The reasons behind start include ecological ones (no plastic is used in the process), financial (tap can costs 1,000s time less) and simply logical (many mineral waters are produced from... tap water). There are many more but this tool focuses solely on the financial benefits of drinking tap water.

Tap water calculator

The aim of the calculator is to help you assess how much you could be spending on water (if you rely on bottled one). On the other hand we allow you to estimate the really tiny cost of using tap water in your household. Simply enter the prices of both and your amount of water consumed on a daily basis. If you want to check the numbers for more people in your household, please feel free to edit that too. Once you insert the data the tool will immediately inform you about the potential savings you could hope for. Feel like switching to tap now?

Piotr Małek

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