The Only Good Bottle of Water is a $20 Bottle of Water

One in six people on the planet do not have access to safe, clean drinking water.

Your tap water is fine.

Worried it isn’t? Get it tested.
If it turns out that it isn’t get a tap water filter, and join a “stream team” (google it to find one in your state).
Need to take it with you? Get a re-usable bottle that will last long and not leach harmful chemicals into the water you are drinking.

There. Your water problems are solved, and I never once suggested purchasing bottled water.

Water is free (kind of) it falls from the sky. If it were Coke that came out of your taps and fell from the sky—I can’t imagine ANYONE purchasing it in a bottle for an incredible mark up. Afterall, it’s free (sort of)! So why buy water of a similar quality to that which flows from your tap, in bottles made from some of the most environmentally damaging chemicals on the planet? And why pay one, two, or three dollars?

…Why not pay twenty?


The only good bottle of water available for purchase is being sold by Scott Harrison and it costs $20!

“Why would ANYONE pay $20 for a normal-sized bottle of water?”, you ask.

Because this special bottle of water has the unique ability to drill wells!

After living what he describes as a selfish and thoughtless lifestyle, Scott Harrison decided it was time to make a meaningful difference in the world. That meaningful difference soon became Charity: Water.

Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. We also work to raise awareness of the water crisis through events, fundraising exhibitions and other public awareness campaigns.

Charity: Water is currently involved in 629 water projects. Broken down, that is: 6 in Kenya, 72 in Liberia, 113 in the Central African Republic, 34 in Uganda, 18 in Tanzania, 75 in Ethiopia, 66 in Malawi, 11 in Rwanda, 200 in Bangladesh, 21 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and 13 in India. For more details on each of these water projects, visit the “Project” page on their website.

Well aware (no pun intended) that the bottled water industry is an environmentally damaging one, Charity: Water is quick to point out:

We are not a bottled water company. We want to give everyone on earth access to the same clean, safe drinking water that comes out of our taps. Our $20 bottle was created in response to the gratuitous excess of wealth and waste we see everywhere. There’s nothing special about the actual bottle. We pay 34¢ for each one, and the water comes from a spring in upstate New York. What is special, is what that $20 does for people in need. Early on, we pledged to always give 100% of the money away – very much unlike for-profit companies whose bottom line matters most.

So where exactly does that $20 go after I purchase my bottle?

Every $20 bottle can give at least one person clean water for 20 years. And when we turn those $20’s into freshwater wells, they produce an incredible amount of clean water each year that comes from the ground. An average well can produce 666,000 gallons of water a year for a community of about 500 people, and can be built for only $5,000. That means each bottle of charity: water can produce the equivalent of 20,000 bottles of water for someone that currently doesn’t have clean water. That’s a lot of water.

Visit their website to get involved (you don’t even need to purchase a bottle of water), and every time you turn on your tap at home and clean drinking water rushes out think about the millions of people in the world who aren’t fortunate enough to have that luxury, and be thankful that people like Scott Harrison are doing something about it.

Of course, Planetsaver Scott Harrison couldn’t do it without you.

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15 thoughts on “The Only Good Bottle of Water is a $20 Bottle of Water”

  1. Hi. My name is either “Buddy’, “That’s a Good Boy” or “Get the Heck Outta the Toilet” (I’m not sure) and I’m a happy 7-year old Yellow Labrador Retriever. I consider myself to be a connoisseur when it comes to water and I am even registered with the American Kennel Club. Here are just a few of my favorite types of water:

    *Lake water (It’s usually cold and sometimes holds fish (big +). Only drawback is that I have to coax my owner to drive me there and I have to avoid boats. I often find myself getting a little over zealous and have a hard time controlling my tail from wagging too fast when chasing sticks and the occasional bird – hey, I can’t help it. I’m a retriever.)

    *Pond water (Water temperature varies from pond to pond. The water often includes insects, which can leave a gamey flavor. The big thing here is the frogs… I can’t even begin to describe what a blast these things are to chase. I have a lot of respect for their swimming skills. It’s almost like they were born in water.)

    *Spring water (Crisp and clean. One of the finest waters available for dogkind but sources are limited.)

    *Well water (The hydrogen sulfide gives it a pungent note. Similar to the smell when I break wind, which really isn’t all that often.)

    *Tap water (May have a large concentration of chlorine because of low water reserves, otherwise its fine. I can reach the faucet in the bathroom…it just won’t turn on when I tell it to.)

    *Garden hose water (Available whenever the temperature is above freezing. This hose thing is a blast to chase. Once I learned how to pick up the end of the hose, I could share the nice cold water with everyone around me. I love it when humans

    *Fire hydrant water (Kind of reddish in color with metallic notes. Only available during the middle of summer when the guys with the funny things on their head show up. They’re always fun to play with and don’t seem to mind getting wet. The siren and flashing lights are always fun to bark at, but I know never to chase them.
    Thanks guys.)

    *Toilet water (Before flushing. Usually reserved for an emergency when someone (which will remain anonymous) forgets to flush and my dish is dry. Aroma or bouquet can vary greatly. Typically considered medium to full-bodied. Strong flavor intensity with very “earthy notes” but pairs well with butt-licking.)

    *Toilet water (1st flush. Can vary from light-bodied to medium-bodied. Pairs well with licking someone’s face. I know that my owner loves me, but he always points me towards someone else after I’ve had my fill. I usually wait untill he’s asleep.)

    *Toilet water (2nd flush. The rarest of toilet waters because no one flushes twice in this house.)

    *Mud puddles (These are for play only.)

    *Bath water (The only water that I’m not crazy about. I’ll still drink it (because I’m just a dog and I don’t know any better) but it’s usually too warm and it tastes rather…well, soapy. On the plus side – the bubbles are fun to chase & bite, it’s fun to run away and shake-off throughout the house and then when I’m caught, I get toweled off (oooooo, feels so good). Then I sleeeeep.)


    As the Arctic ice rapidly melts, there is a source of Fresh Water in Summer which could be harvested before it totally disappears. With ample River Water around the World during Winter Floods, could Water Tankers collect these Water Sources with (passive pump) Pipelines, and take them to Drought Stricken regions of the World, to be piped inland into new Water Butts and Hosepipe Grids??? }}}}}}}}}}=====*__________/==^==[________]==============[_]====[_]====[_]——————–+


    Fresh Water Needed. Best Greenland
    Glacier Riverwater Could Pump Full
    Pipelines And Tankers At Sea. Taken
    To Coast Of Haiti They Could Pipe Water
    Inland And Into Cities, Filling Plastic
    Water Butts (Logistics) Hosepipe Grids And
    Recycled Plastic Bottles For Drinking And
    Washing + Eco-Toilets Dig Big Holes In
    Ground For Cholera Shit With A Toilet Seat.

    UN Fresh Water Mission 2010
    Utopian Nations H2O Security @Haiti!!!!

  4. UN H2O Security –

    Filling Tankards, Tanks + Tankers –

    Harvesting Rain Water, Water Vapour
    + River Water –

    Catching, Condensing + Carrying –

    Water For The World!!!

    Enjoy The Rain!


  5. Nov 09 UK Flooding News
    Xtra H2O”!!”!””!!”!’!!”‘”!!””!!!'”
    Our Rivers Could Pump Full
    The Tankers And Pipelines
    For Drought Stricken
    Utopian Nations H2O Security.

  6. If The Rain Stops? Catch The Last Drops…..
    There’s A New Species Adapting To Climate Change-
    H2O BARS!!! Catching Rain For Drought Stricken Countries
    CELL IT + $ELL IT And If The Scots Don’t Profit From
    Xtra H2O Rain Flooding……
    H2O Bars Could Condense And Dispense Water Out Of Thin Air!!!
    Utopian H2O Security – Kiz Zabrowski

  7. If the Scottish are as tight as people say,
    they would sell the XTRA H2O Floodwaters
    (Nov. 09) and sell it to the World of Drought
    Stricken Countries. Long may it Rain in
    Scotland. $ELL IT!!!!!!

  8. Rainwater Harvesting Future

    Water Sells > Plastic Cells

    Long May It Rain On Down In Buckets

    Fill Ur H2O CELLS

    If It Stops Catch The Last Drops……

    Utopian H2O Security

    Kiz Zabrowski Utopian Nations

  9. Rainwater Harvesting Tips…

    In drought stricken countries large village water containers could be positioned underground on dry river beds so that when the water does flow they have capture and storage tanks even without rain.

    Using plastic sheeting to cover and capture rain from a raised valley could fill a black hot water tank in the sun, above a solar shower box below.

    Otherwise set up plastic sheeting as a rain shelter roof with 2 gutters, one filling a cold filtered tank for drinking, the other filling a hot black tank for solar showers!!

    Coming Soon…Water Sells – Water Cells
    Scottish and Welsh Rain to the World !!!

    by Kiz Zabrowski, Global Paradise Quest 2009.

    Plastic Sheeting set up every time
    it rains- portable H2O Harvesting
    into Containers, Butts, (Waterbed
    Storage)- Filtered for Drinking, or
    in Black Tanks in the Sun for Hot
    Water, + Large Village Tanks fed
    by Plastic Sheeting Collecting
    Failing Rains in Drought Zones.

    Kiz Zabrowski. Global Paradise Quest.

  11. Why are umbrellas upside down in Africa?

    Because of the drought, they need to collect rainwater.

    Put a plug in the bottom – your recycled water bottle overfloweth!!


  12. I think that soon even more than one sixth of population will not have access to clean water. One reason is pollution, second reason is growing population. But third reason is annoying mostly. I think that bottled water manufacturers are lobbying for decrease of tap water quality, in order to boost their sales.


    (Underground aquifers and wells are being poisoned by agro-chemicals leaching into them). Large Water Storage Containers could be strategically positioned in drought zones around the world, filled by Harvested Rainwater, collected every time it rains.

    Plastic Sheeting could be set up, on a small scale as a roof, with gutters, or on a larger scale covering a slope, to channel Harvested Rainwater into Storage Tanks, for a water supply during dry seasons, by making better use of infrequent rains.

    Everyone should have a water butt. The bigger the better. Enjoy the rain!!

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