The choice is clear
Did you know there are a lot of benefits of choosing tap water over bottled water?
The importance of choosing tap water over bottled water is highlighted in the following statistics. The choice is clear to choose tap water for your health, the environment and for your hip pocket.
Value for money
On average Australians spend $680 million each year on bottled water.
That equates to paying more than 2000 times the price of tap water for its bottled water counterpart.
The cost of 1 litre of bottled water equates to 6000 glasses of tap water.
Choosing tap and using reusable bottles saves you money.
How much water should you drink each day?
Water is an essential nutrient. It accounts for 50-80% of body weight, depending on lean body mass.
The following amounts are recommended by the Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council.
- 1-3 years 4 cups
- 4-8 years 5 cups
- 9-13 years 6 cups
- 14-18 years 7 cups
- Female 8 cups
- Male 10 cups
20% of total water intake comes from the consumption of solid foods.
50% of water lost from the body comes from your lungs and skin.
Drinking water also helps your oral health. Saliva, which is primarily water, is essential for oral health.
Drinking plenty of water helps prevent bladder infections and kidney stones.
Water acts as a moisturiser for your skin and helps with the fluid regulation of your whole body.
Up to 373 million single-use plastic bottles end up in waste every year in Australia and only 36% of bottles are recycled annually.
On average 5.7 million Australians use single-use bottled water in any given week.
A simple change, using refillable bottles instead of single-use plastic, can have a big impact.