Drinking Water Filters Versus Bottled Water: Cost Considerations

Drinking Water Filters Versus Bottled Water: Cost Considerations

Between bottled water and tap water made to pass through drinking water filters, you will almost certainly opt for bottled water. After all, you need not worry about selection, installation, and maintenance of the filters; you can just call the bottled water company and have them deliver to your doorstep the gallons of water you need. And if you want to take it to the next level of luxury in water, you can even have Berg, Evian, Tasmanian Rain and Cloud Juice delivered to you! Now that is epicurean water at its best!

However, these top-of-the-line bottled water brands cost more than your pretty penny. If you are feeling the effects of recession (and very few people are not affected), then drinking water filters are the best solutions for you.

Long-Term Commitment

You will initially spend a few hundred dollars on high-end drinking water filters, the amount of which is lesser for medium-range lines. Depending on the model and capacity, you can reasonably expect five years of use and thousands of gallons before you have to replace the entire filtration system.

On the other hand, bottled water has to be constantly delivered to your house. You will be spending thousands of dollars during the same five year period, which would include rentals on the water dispensers.

For example, your household uses 25 gallons of drinking water a week. If you buy bottled water at .50 a gallon, you will be spending at least ,750 in five years. If you buy filters at about 0, you will be spending around 0 over the same five year period, including replacement of filters!

If you are committed to providing safe drinking water for your family over the long-term, drinking water filters are more economical.

Environmental Concerns

Most bottled water come in disposable containers. You will probably see tons of them in your neighborhood recycling center, which is just the tip of the iceberg where disposed bottled water containers are concerned. What you do not see are the thousands more of plastic containers that do not get the benefit of recycling.

You can just imagine the financial and environmental costs non-biodegradable plastic containers exact on governments and the planet. It might not affect you in the near future but toxic seepage from dumps can enter the water system in your state, subsequently affecting your health. Cliche as it may sound, water does come full circle.

Additives Issues

Admittedly, all water contain impurities and contaminants. Even if you do have the best quality drinking water filters installed in your house, there will be impurities present. And this goes for bottled water, too!

The difference nowadays between bottled water and tap water lies in the additives present in bottled water. Vitamins, minerals, herbs, fruit flavors, even corn syrup are just a few of the additives added that result in the dizzying array of bottled water – sports drinks, carbonated water, mineral water, spring water, fitness water, and glacier water, to name but a few. But how safe are they? You might just find yourself spending on hospital bills, which are yet another added cost.

Ultimately, your choice for drinking water filters should boil down to economy, environment, and enjoyment.

For economy, shower water filters and drinking water filters are the best solutions for your home. Find them all at WaterFiltersForAHealthyLife.com today!

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    Average Joe Income Package Review

    Average Joe Income Package Review

    Average Joe Income Package Review

    In this article today, we are going to tell you about are experience with the Average Joe income Package that we have purchased.

    We all know there are hundreds of scams out there on the net claiming you can make thousands of dollars only doing 5 minutes work a day, and become a millionaire overnight! Well quite frankly this is rubbish, you know it and so do we, but only now have we realised just how easy it is for complete internet markter beginners to make money online.

    We admit after reading what was on offer, we weren’t really any more convinced that the Average Joe Income Package would be better than any other package out there saying their product would make you money. But the site was wrote in a very honest way which is very rare from our experience when selling something that claims to generate you another income. This appealed to us so in hope that it truely was a package worth its asking price we payed the knowing we had around 2 months to claim our money back if it didn’t do us any favours.

    After paying we received an email pretty much instantly allowing us access to the Average Joe Income Package members area, and to our surprise it appeared to be regularly updated and was very easy to navigate around. From experience we are used to outdated information and a tatty lay out as once the sellers have got your money they no longer care, there job is done in their eyes. But this time we were welcomed with open arms and a community eager to succeed and help each other in the forums. It certainly was a nice change.

    After brousing through all the links, soaking up all the information and watching the videos that are included it became pretty obvious that this package was aimed at beginners. There are in-depth chapters on about 10 or so ways to make money online each including a video tutorial to take you through step by step. We thought that the video tutorials were excellent and they certainly are proving to help people all over the world really get a grip on online marketing and to truely understand how they can make money from the comfort of their homes.

    Each chapter is explained extremely well so even the most inexperienced can benefit hugely, but even if you know your stuff already I’m pretty sure even some experienced users can learn a thing or two as there are some pretty sneaky techniques that we didn’t know ourselves and require you to think a bit outside of the box, so to speak.

    When you become a member of the Average Joe Income Package you also get 31 additional free bonuses. We personally have found 1 or 2 to be very helpful but the majority are pretty poor in our opinion. But hey, they are just a few extra freebies so you cant complain! To name just a few chapters about what you will be learning about in the Average Joe Income Package:

    Setting up an effective Google AdWords campaigneUsing Google AdSense Making profits with EbayCreating your own blog that can create an incomeTeaching you how to set up multiple income streams

    We could go on but your only going to read it again on the website anyway, if your interested. Don’t be fooled though guys, you do have to work to get anywhere with this package, but that said – that goes for anything in life. All the tools are there at your disposal to go as far as you like, and really earn a high income.

    Thanks to the Average Joe Income Package, thousands of people truely are conquering online marketing and we highly recommend you at least check it out to see what you think for yourselves. We hope our Average Joe Income Package Review has given you an insight on what the package has to offer.

    To learn more Click Here!

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    Preparing Your Business For January

    Preparing Your Business For January

    Why Worry About January During the Holiday Season?

    Over the first couple of weeks of December, I have been in meetings and had telephone discussions with clients who have no interest in targeting their promotional efforts for the holiday season. They have, instead, chosen to focus their efforts on promoting websites during the month of January.

    At first, I found the logic very confusing based on a common misconception. Why market during the month of January? Most people tend to have a “post-holiday hangover”. They’ve spent hundreds, and in many cases thousands, of dollars on presents. They’ve spent time with their loved ones. The parties have come and gone.

    Upon thinking about the logic from a different angle, a unique opportunity for the savvy North American marketer revealed itself.

    The month of January presents a unique opportunity for intelligent entrepreneurs. Because of the increase in business that the holiday season provides, most businesses tend to neglect or reduce their marketing efforts throughout the winter months, electing to focus their energy on the spring and summer months instead.

    Many companies will launch new campaigns during the Super Bowl in order to take advantage of the international mass exposure created by the annual NFL football climax. However, this is a highly expensive proposition and as a result of the budgetary constraints and risk such advertising presents, these companies will often elect to minimize or halt all other advertising efforts until the Super Bowl itself.

    Since the Super Bowl occurs on either the final Sunday in January or the first Sunday in February, a huge 4-week marketing gap occurs for a company that chooses to take advantage of it.

    Companies with business-to-business products and services can take advantage of the month of January to release these products and services as well. Many companies and organizations, such as school boards and some manufacturing plants, give their employees a paid 2-week Christmas vacation. As a result, these employees return to work rested, alert, and more receptive to new ideas and ways to better improve efficiency. In fact, many companies use the winter months for the purposes of making their operations more efficient and profitable.

    This article will focus on two companies as case studies. The first company, Hibiscus Florals, is an online silk wedding florist targeting North American brides-to-be. The second, Innovolve, is a Canadian conference, event, and association management company specializing in sustainable business growth.

    Hibiscus Florals

    Hibiscus Florals co-owner Mark Morkowski has been an extremely busy man during the last few weeks. “Many of our brides begin preparations for their weddings just after the holiday season,” says Mark. “This means that the first three months of a new year are a peak season for our silk wedding flowers, and it is crucial that we are prepared to both attract and accept the potential business that can be generated in this period.”

    “The month of December is being used exclusively to prepare for the New Year.”

    Some of the things Hibiscus Florals are doing to prepare include:

    Online marketing and promotion. “We’re doing everything in our power to make sure our website is visible in as many ways as possible,” says Mark. “Our market has such a large geographic base that we cannot possibly reach all of them via conventional offline means.”

    “We have customers from all over Canada and the United States, from Hawaii to Newfoundland, and our website and email marketing efforts are crucial to our overall business plan.”

    New products. “We’re in the final stages of preparing some unique new collections for our brides. We’ve decided to create more silk flower wedding packages, based on the feedback we have received and some commonalities among customer requests.” Visiting suppliers. “Many of our suppliers have beautiful new products that are now available to us, and we need to stock up as much as possible to ensure that we have enough supply to service our customer needs over the next few months.” Updating prices. “Fluctuations in the base cost of our products, such as the rising costs of natural resources and transportation, have led to the need to adjust our prices for the 2006 year.” A Christmas vacation. “We want to be well-rested and alert for the New Year, so we’re going to take some time off ourselves to recuperate our minds and bodies and be better able to serve our customers.”

    “A rest at Christmas time isn’t always for businesses to recover from their holiday rush. It’s for businesses to prepare for a rush as well.”

    It looks like Hibiscus Florals will be very well-prepared for January.


    Dr. Anthony Watanabe is the president of Innovolve, a progressive young conference management agency. The month of December is being used as a reorganization and preparation month for Innovolve, in order for the company to be prepared for their upcoming conferences and other projects.

    What types of things are Anthony and Innovolve doing to prepare for January?

    Rebranding. “We’re redoing all of our marketing materials, such as our logo and website, to ensure that our image and core beliefs as a company are accurately reflected. We look forward to the launch of our new-look corporate image in 2006, and we believe our target market will be very receptive to our message.” Finishing of existing projects. “We’re in the final stages of completion on our Sustainable Business Resource Centre website, and we’ll be launching it in late 2005 to early 2006.” New and existing client preparation. “We’re going to be working on some exciting new projects involving graphic and web design for forward-thinking companies, as well as organizing unique and informative conferences in such fields as sustainability, green building, and business networking.” Marketing preparation. “When we’re done with our rebranding efforts, we look forward to promoting them both online and offline. We’re in the process of developing a campaign to that end, as well as for those clients whose sites will be completed in the New Year.”

    Hibiscus Florals and Innovolve are two companies that are prepared to take advantage of the unique opportunities that preparing for January provides. Shouldn’t you be taking advantage of these opportunities as well?

    Adam Senour is the owner of ADAM Web Design, a leading web design and development company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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