Are you an average American? If so, you are now using 270 plastic bottles to consume an average of 35 gallons of bottled water a year. The Beverage Marketing Corporation believes that by 2017 that number will climb to 300 bottles each year.
I’ll ask the question again: Are you an average American? If so, you probably don’t know that it takes about 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water—for the metrically challenged 1 liter equals a little over a quart.
According to the American Water Works Association, almost 2/3 of all bottled water sales are single 16.9 oz. bottles and are sold at a cost of about $7.50 per gallon. You might find that figure amazing, but it is staggering when compared to the cost of a gallon of tap water or the cost of a gallon of gasoline.
With the on-going droughts in California and other places around the world, and the inefficiency and high cost of bottled water, I have to ask: Are we drinking ourselves dry?
I’ll ask the question one last time: Are you an average American? If so, you might be unaware of a wonderful life-giving source of water . . .
Jesus said: Drink this water, and your thirst is quenched only for a moment. You must return to this well again and again. I offer water that will become a wellspring within you that gives life throughout eternity. You will never be thirsty again.
The woman replied: Please, Sir, give me some of this water, so I’ll never be thirsty and never again have to make the trip to this well.