I like to drink Seltzer water, because of the bubbles and I drink it a lot of the bubbly stuff. I've tried to use the "spritzers" that are Made in China, that "effervesce" your tap water, but for me, it doesn't do the trick. As I looked through my recycled plastic bottles a few weeks ago, I tried to think of what I could do with the empty bottles, so I stopped crushing them and I held onto them. I thought of something pretty useful, especially if you have cool storage. I discovered that while I'm running water in my sink to bring up the hot water etc, which in old NYC buildings can take some time, I started saving the water in the empty Seltzer bottles. Now, I use the water for my coffee, for ice cubes, for watering my plants, making sun tea, etc.
This is simple and for those with a water bill, it can be quite cost-effective. I didn't start doing this to save money, because I don't pay the building's water bill. Perhaps it's not even to conserve, I just wanted to stop wasting all of that run-off water and to see how much water I actually waste. If you use large plastic bottles at home, you can store your water in a garage or basement. Just be sure it's a cool place and not in a place where the sun can heat the plastic bottle. Go ahead and try it, it's not a parlor trick. Even as an experiment, you will be floored by how much water has been going down the tubes. Happy Earth Day, are you helping or hurting?