Take the tap water pledge

Take the tap water pledge

(NAPS)-Here's good news about the environment: Protecting it can be as easy-and delightful-as taking a refreshing drink of water from the tap instead of a bottle.
That's because an average of 38 billion water bottles per year-85 percent of all plastic water bottles used in the U.S.-end up in the trash, rather than being recycled, according to the Container Recycling Institute. In response, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, American Water, encourages all consumers to drink tap water instead for both environmental and economic reasons.
Tap water is typically available from the faucet for less than a penny a gallon, while bottled water, depending on the brand, can cost up to 10,000 times more.
You can learn more and view a voluntary online pledge form at www.amwater125.com. Estimate the number of bottles a week you use and the company will track the savings to the environment.