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Refilling Water Bottles to Save Money

Refilled water bottles in the refrigerator.Good day everyone. One day, I sat and realized how much money I was spending on bottled water. I thought how good my water is in my home town. I began to put the used water bottles in the dishwasher. When done, I would refill them with pipe water and add to the fridge.

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I do know I was not able to do this where I lived prior to here. But, at this location, it's possible. I began to notice that I had less and less need to buy water. I have also begun to do that with juice bottles. I notice they are very strong for reuse. I am going to save the juice bottles until I have enough for me to recycle the water bottles.

I thought sure it was not possible. It's been over a year and now it's part of my daily routine. The one thing I forget to do is remove the labels. They have yet to fall off.

Have a good day.

Recycled plastic bottles in the dishwasher.
 

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February 18, 20182 found this helpful

I got 10 Alo Vera bottles as they were square. Once empty, I too keep water in them. Not only does it save money, but they fit in my fridge door perfectly. I have 8 with water or flavored water, and 2 for milk.

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You are smart to do this. Remember the first water ever sold in bottles? The name was Evian. Now spell it backwards. Yep.

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March 25, 20181 found this helpful

Wish I could post a grin.

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February 18, 20181 found this helpful

According to scientists the ridges and tiny cracks in plastic bottles are a breeding ground for bacteria and can harbour dangerous germs, such as the norovirus.

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With most of us rinsing rather than washing properly, they continue to multiply.

One study, published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, took 76 samples of water bottles used by school students. Nearly two-thirds of the samples had bacterial levels that exceeded that of drinking water guidelines, which may have been the result of the effect of bacterial regrowth in bottles that have remained at room temperature for an extended period.

Rinsing a bottle isn't enough to kill the bacteria build-upGETTY IMAGES

What if I wash it?

Washing with a mild soapy water can keep the bacteria at bay for a while but the bottles are difficult to clean properly and the germs can still build up.

Also, frequent usage and washing will cause breakdown of the plastic, especially if washed at too high a heat.

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February 19, 20181 found this helpful

Thank you very much I do buy water and replace as well. I also use two tablets. I am thankful for the help.

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March 25, 20181 found this helpful

thank you. I've been doing this for year. I reuse only 4 x then into the recycle bin for safety sake.

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March 26, 20180 found this helpful

I've been doing this for a few years. Our water in Vancouver is so good. I like Gatorade bottles. I wash outside, fill with warm soapy water, let them sit about 10 minutes & rinse with cold water 3 times.

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Also like the Pure Leaf bottles. Both are sturdy.

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