Blue W - refill your water bottleFill your bottle at Insight!

Insight Eye Care is happy to refill your water bottle during our regular business hours. With our convenient location of 49 Albert Street in UpTown Waterloo, you will not need to go far for water. Our uptown core should be a place for the community — so next time you’re at an event or on a stroll, drop by for a refill.

Free Water

While our focus is on eye care, we know that water is a fundamental human need. We are lucky enough to have abundant access to potable water in Canada. Instead of paying for bottled water, consider drinking from our safe municipal taps.

The following is from the World Wildlife Fund on bottled water:

In light of a new independent study WWF, the conservation organization, is urging people to drink tap water, which is often as good as bottled water, for the benefit of the environment and their wallets. According to the study, Bottled Water: Understanding a social phenomenon, commissioned by WWF, bottled water may be no safer, or healthier than tap water in many countries while selling for up to 1000 times the price. Yet, it is the fastest growing drinks industry in the world and is estimated to be worth US$22 billion annually.The study reveals that the bottled water market is partly fuelled by concerns over the safety of municipal water and by the marketing of many brands which portray them as being drawn from pristine sources and as being healthier than tap water.

Source: http://wwf.panda.org/

About “Blue W”

The following has been quoted from the “Blue W” website.

Wherever you are in the world, you won’t have to pay for a drink of water when you are thirsty.

The Blue W is a unique community-based program dedicated to promoting municipal tap water as a healthy, easily accessible alternative to purchasing bottled drinks. We provide mapped details on where to find clean, free, public and commercial sources to fill your reusable bottle without compelling you to make additional purchases – just look for the Blue W decal in participating shop and restaurant windows.

Source: http://www.bluew.org/

 

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