Or is it?
Living most of my life in Michigan, I find that water is everywhere. A drought is when it doesn't rain for two days in a row.
As the world walks around with water bottles in hand, and Michigan is debating if there should be a deposit placed on water bottles like the one that we have on soda bottles, I'm left a little perplexed as to why someone would buy water in the first place.
Let me state here that I know that Michigan has some of the cleanest water in the world and there seems to be a never ending supply. I also know that there are many regions around the world that do not even come to close to what Michigan has.
Several years ago a canal that would drain some of Lake Michigan to the less fortunate Mid-West states was voted down. But I'm left wondering now, if they didn't get that canal after all, in a different sort of way.
I had to laugh one day stocking the cooler at the store that I used to work in. I was putting some Fiji water on the shelf and on the back of the bottle, they were bragging that Fiji water comes from the cleanest natural springs in the Fiji rainforest. And it went on to brag that proceeds from the sale of their water goes to help preserve the rainforest. I'm left a little perplexed again, that they are able to take the water (that helps to keep the rainforest alive) out of the forest and ship it, in huge container ships, around the world, to a store in my neighborhood and my dollars used to purchase it would somehow replace that water and keep the rainforest alive and healthy.
That being said, please tell me that your water doesn't come from Michigan. Is our precious Lake system being drained from within?!
Personally, I get my water from the tap in my kitchen. It's delicious. But I'm not stupid. When I travel, I go with the bottled option. The water may not be bad, but my stomach is used to my water and you just never know what you're getting.
So where does your water come from?