A Love Letter To Tap Water

by Katy on June 29, 2008 · 2 comments


Dearest Beloved Tap Water,

We’ve known one another since I was but a mere babe, sippy cup in hand.  

No more can I keep our love quiet. One. Minute. Longer.  

I love you, Tap Water!

If only I could write it across the skies, yell it from the tallest mountain, whisper it in your ear.

With each caress of my lips, you quench my desire and soothe my parched soul.

Yet others spurn your unconditional love. They purchase entire cases of bottled water, tainting the innocent beauty of your selfless gifts. Why, why would they reject you?

You have zero packaging and cost only one cent per gallon. 

Do they not know that 40% of bottled water sold in the U.S. is tap water anyway? That 86% of bottles never get recycled? That the U.S. manufacture of water bottles uses 1.5 million barrels of oil annually?

I’m so lucky to have your delicious presence in my life. So many world citizens cannot simply twist a faucet to receive the safe clarity of your divine beauty.

Each bottled water purchase plants a seed of doubt.

We all need to show our love and trust of you, my sweet, sweet tap water. To drink you in our homes, serve you to our guests, and pour you into our own bottles when we venture out.

I love you Tap Water — You are my safe and clean savior! Without you, I would wither away.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

To read more about bottled water issues, click here.

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Carla July 22, 2010 at 7:38 am

Once I heard that an older woman asked a young bride which modern convenience she would be most reluctant to do without. After a bit of consideration the bride decided she would be loathe to part with her refrigerator. The old woman chuckled and said, “I’ll take running water every time!”

I think we take our tap water for granted. And we also believe the scare tactics used by water bottlers to make us doubt our clean water system. Too bad for us.


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