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Ontario: Real Canadian Spring Water (24x500mL) for $1.00 starting Feb. 21

For anyone who likes bottled water, No Frills in Ontario has REAL CANADIAN Spring Water (24x500mL) for $1.00 starting Thursday Feb. 21.
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Wow, this is getting cheaper and cheaper.. Last time it was 18 bottles for $1, now it's 24.. 4.2 cents a bottle, or if you have the targeted 200 pts/$1 spend on this, 3.3 cents a bottle! If I didn't already have 9 cases sitting in my house from the last sale, I'd jump all over this.
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Please stop buying bottled water...only 1 of 6 bottles gets recycled
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I wish Ontario had a deposit structure or additional tax on these water bottles to help deter some purchases...
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good for stocking up just in case of an apocalypse, which somehow doesn't seem very unrealistic anymore.
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Ya know what is a GREAT deal? Free water from your tap :D
I find that deals like this are slaughtered by the environmental taxes anyways. That friendly dollar price will actually be $2.20 when you chuck in the enviro fees. (at least in BC)
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MikoWilson wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 3:52 pm
Ya know what is a GREAT deal? Free water from your tap :D
I find that deals like this are slaughtered by the environmental taxes anyways. That friendly dollar price will actually be $2.20 when you chuck in the enviro fees. (at least in BC)
that's not true. Your tap water isn't free, unless you steal water from your surrounding neighbours. It's 0.4c / L in Ontario, probably very similar in BC, plus whatever fees they are adding.

If we live on peacefully, yes, the environment is crucial to maintain.
But we are not living in a 100% peace. For all I know, your day today could be your last peaceful day. When war happens, you'll be happy to have a bottle of clean water.
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MikoWilson wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 3:52 pm
Ya know what is a GREAT deal? Free water from your tap :D
I find that deals like this are slaughtered by the environmental taxes anyways. That friendly dollar price will actually be $2.20 when you chuck in the enviro fees. (at least in BC)
konsensei wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 4:04 pm
that's not true. Your tap water isn't free, unless you steal water from your surrounding neighbours. It's 0.4c / L in Ontario, probably very similar in BC, plus whatever fees they are adding.

If we live on peacefully, yes, the environment is crucial to maintain.
But we are not living in a 100% peace. For all I know, your day today could be your last peaceful day. When war happens, you'll be happy to have a bottle of clean water.
Let's do the math:

In Milton, I'm paying a fixed service charge of $30.69/month and then $2.5231 per m^3 (1000 L) of water up to 110 m^3, i.e. 0.2531 cents/L. Health authorities commonly recommend drinking 2 L of water daily. So $30.69/30 days + (0.2531 cents/L * 2 L) = $1.53. Compare with cost of bottled water, $1/24 500 mL bottles = 4.2 cents/500 mL bottle * 4 = $0.17 to drink 2 L.

$1.53/$0.17 = 9, so 9 times cheaper to drink bottled water.
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JoelK22976 wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 4:10 pm
Let's do the math:

In Milton, I'm paying a fixed service charge of $30.69/month and then $2.5231 per m^3 (1000 L) of water up to 110 m^3, i.e. 0.2531 cents/L. Health authorities commonly recommend drinking 2 L of water daily. So $30.69/30 days + (0.2531 cents/L * 2 L) = $1.53. Compare with cost of bottled water, $1/24 500 mL bottles = 4.2 cents/500 mL bottle * 4 = $0.17 to drink 2 L.

$1.53/$0.17 = 9, so 9 times cheaper to drink bottled water.
is it $30.69 for service charge? DANG! wife takes care of this stuff, i wouldn't have known.
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Discoboy1 wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 3:49 pm
Please stop buying bottled water...only 1 of 6 bottles gets recycled
I am not in favour of bottled water either, but who's fault is it if only 1 in 6 bottles gets recycled. Manufacturer or consumer.
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Discoboy1 wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 3:49 pm
Please stop buying bottled water...only 1 of 6 bottles gets recycled
You mean by people or by companies? We recycle 100% of our cans and bottles we purchase.. At least we turn them in for deposit. Who knows where they go from there. If I take a bottle with me to drink, I'll throw it back in the car to take home. We dont use them very often though, just mostly keeping a couple in the car for emergencies. Lots of contigo water bottles, or those reusable flat ones for normal daily use.

But unfortunately, I'm assuming there's alot of less considerable people out there. It also doesnt help in the malls and such when recycle and garbage are basically in the same place, so who knows how much of all that gets recycled when it's not clean.

Whats also sick, is that if bottled water is so cheap, why does it cost like 1000% more to get a bottle of water in a restaurant, vs fountain pop. Which goes into a cup thats basically 100% garbage...

Meh, easy to get way off topic with this :(
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JoelK22976 wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 4:10 pm
Let's do the math:

In Milton, I'm paying a fixed service charge of $30.69/month and then $2.5231 per m^3 (1000 L) of water up to 110 m^3, i.e. 0.2531 cents/L. Health authorities commonly recommend drinking 2 L of water daily. So $30.69/30 days + (0.2531 cents/L * 2 L) = $1.53. Compare with cost of bottled water, $1/24 500 mL bottles = 4.2 cents/500 mL bottle * 4 = $0.17 to drink 2 L.

$1.53/$0.17 = 9, so 9 times cheaper to drink bottled water.
Yeah, that's not how that works at all. You're paying that service charge regardless. C'mon, you had to have known your logic was total horseshit.
What, are you going to turn off your water, and use bottled water for showers and flushing your toilets?

The average Canadian household uses 329 litres of water per person, per day. Toilets, shower, drinking water included. Your real calculation should look like this.

$30.69/month and then $2.5231 per m^3 (1000 L) of water up to 110 m^3, i.e. 0.2531 cents/L. Health authorities commonly recommend drinking 2 L of water daily. So $30.69/30 days + (0.2531 cents/L * (370L per day* 30days ) = $55.67. Compare with cost of bottled water, $1/24 500 mL bottles = 4.2 cents/500 mL bottle * 4 = $0.17 to drink 2 L (or 0.17*164.5 for your daily house use) which comes to $838.95 to run your house on bottled water. because THOSE are actual like terms. Let's say you have a wife? Tada! It's now $1600 per month. Two kids? Cool! Enjoy that $3200 a month water bill. That's how logic works. And even THEN, this is barn burning cheap water, sold as a loss leader to get people to come into No Frills. That's not exactly sustainable.

Let's also consider that you now have to drive to the grocery store, and cart home 9870 litres of water. Good luck with that.

And how about those societal costs? Water companies graciously takes that pristine ground water, and relocates it hundreds of miles away. Let's talk about the environmental cost of the plastics, the transportation fuel, the human capital it takes to recycle all of those bottles.

The same people who would argue that bottled water is somehow cheaper, are the same people who are fine shrugging off communal costs onto their neighbours. Just like your funny math, your argument is foolish.

Our water systems are a miracle of science and human ingenuity. Even at these insanely low bottled water prices, the private sector can't even TOUCH the efficiency of public water works.
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konsensei wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 4:04 pm
that's not true. Your tap water isn't free, unless you steal water from your surrounding neighbours. It's 0.4c / L in Ontario, probably very similar in BC, plus whatever fees they are adding.

If we live on peacefully, yes, the environment is crucial to maintain.
But we are not living in a 100% peace. For all I know, your day today could be your last peaceful day. When war happens, you'll be happy to have a bottle of clean water.
Let's say the water infrastructure stops tomorrow. Nearly everyone of us have nearly 60 litres of fresh water in our hot water tanks, and can easily set up fresh water capturing systems when that runs out. Doomsday preppers are weirdos. If we're ever at a point in our society that water is an issue, it's not going to be a life worth living.
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MikoWilson wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 5:19 pm
Let's say the water infrastructure stops tomorrow. Nearly everyone of us have nearly 60 litres of fresh water in our hot water tanks, and can easily set up fresh water capturing systems when that runs out. Doomsday preppers are weirdos. If we're ever at a point in our society that water is an issue, it's not going to be a life worth living.
So when war happens, and you can't find clean water to drink, it's not a life worth living? LoL
Fine by me.

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