|Vance Rogers, Julie and Ron Clark|
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May 3, 2019
"Water-A Family Affair Part 2
‘Daddy, can I have a drink of your water?’ This seems to be a prevailing question anytime we get in a vehicle and drive more than ten minutes from home. While I appreciate the request and will never say ‘No, get you’re own water bottle’, I often ask myself why our three girls crave water more than anything else. Is it because they know it’s good for them or that we don’t usually order beverages when we go out to eat? I have to think that it’s more because a child’s behavior and choices are caught not taught.
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A few weeks ago I read an article in a major newspaper about the current trends on college and university campuses regarding water bottles. I’d cite the source, but now I cannot find it. The title of the article was simply, ‘Why young people are willing to spend $50 on a water bottle’. What the article pointed out was that a water bottle to these students fresh out of high school and most of them away from home for the first time is a status symbol. Some institutions go all out investing into hydro flasks with their college name and mascot on the side where as others find a cheap ‘made in China’ plastic BPA filled container that is just as bad and drinking from water bottles. These students will invest $50 into these bottles just so they can be part of the club.
My take away from all this is that people will invest into water devices for a variety of reasons and cost really isn’t the issue. In 2000, our family chose to invest into Nikken’s PiMag filtration unit ($680) and have invested into every device since then including 3 or 4 different bottle upgrades. We hope to model water consumption so our girls will understand the value of how important it is. And for the little bit invested, this is a no brainer baby!