Reduce the transport of bottled water and the amount of plastic. Fuel for transport contributes to global warming—in the U.S. alone, 1 billion bottles of water are moved weekly by ships, trains, and trucks. Most of those 1 billion bottles are thrown away into land fills or into the ocean and another 1 billion need to be made to sustain the US’s thirst for throw away able bottles.
Buying purified drinking water produced locally reduces the amount of green house gases produced with long term fuel transport and plastic bottle production.
Recycled plastic has created a thriving new industry of everything from polar fleece to durable white picket fences. It's great when waste can be turned into something beneficial. Even better is when we can avoid creating unnecessary waste by simply reusing bottles— which is our favorite method at WSS!
Don't contribute to the 170,000 plastic bottles thrown out everyday in Tucson alone, reuse your bottles!
Refill your water bottle. A good quality drinking bottle is a pleasure to use and keeps water tasting good. WSS encourage's the use of re-usable polycarbonate bottles, BPA-Free bottles or glass bottles.
We minimize the hassle of refilling with our drive thrus and maximize the the environmental responsibility by allowing our customers to pick up their water on their daily routs, no big trucks, no waist!
The Dirty Secret
Bottling companies pump up to 500 gallons per minute, out of wells that run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The problem is that local aquifers become drained form water being bottled and sent away. Thus depleting local resources, using energy for transport and contributing to pollution in the process.
At WSS, the water we are purifying is designated for local consumption. By utilizing local resources, we are not negatively impacting the aquifer of communities outside of Tucson (such as Fiji, where half their people go with out reliably safe water while a huge water plant pumps our a million bottles a day, or California where Nestle has a plant in the midst of a drought). Most of our customers include us as part of their daily errands—so we are not contributing the the transport issues.
In buying locally, your money contributes to our economy, strengthens the community and adds to Tucson's overall sustainability.
Go green - bottle locally, reuse your bottle, shop at Water Street Stations.
This counter represents the number of beverage cans and bottles that have been landfilled, littered and incinerated in the US so far this year.