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Water parks, water slides, and water fights! Being at Splash Valley can be a blast; having a neighborhood water fight can be more fun than Splash Valley. But one thing that is not fun is finding out that bottled water can be contaminated. Water is essentially the most important substance the human body needs. Approximately 3.9 trillion gallons of water are consumed in the U.S. per month (Water). Some of this water is also bottled water, which is foreseen as the healthier way to go compared to tap water. However, while drinking bottled water might seem healthier, studies have shown that the U.S. FDA regulations allow some contamination of fecal material and E. Coli in the water bottles (Filters). Plastic water bottles are easy to carry around and easy to store so many athletes choose water bottles over tap water. They also depend on the water bottles to give them the hydration they need to keep active. Sports such as basketball, soccer, and even football require rigorous exercise. Athletes need time to hydrate and cool down to keep up …show more content…
There is evidence that bottled water costs 300 times more than tap water (Fottrell). So in retrospect, athletes are spending way more than they need to. Why spend that much money on bottled water when they can just buy a filter and have purified water at their fingertips? Reusing a bottle can pose health risks since every time they use it the bacteria grows and can cause sickness. For one thing, filling a 16.9-ounce bottle costs 1.3 tenths of a cent, while it costs a dollar to buy a bottle of water. Filling that same bottle for a year with tap water will only cost forty-eight cents, while a one dollar bottle costs three hundred forty-six dollars for an entire year (Giorgianni). Athletes could be saving so much money a year just by drinking the water from the faucet and not buying so many water bottles. However, not all athletes might agree with these

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