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Water filters become affordable option for students

October 29, 2012
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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Students at the University of Bowling Green in Ohio are helping grow the trend of using water filtration systems, according to The BG News.

Nick Hennessy, University sustainability coordinator, said some students are choosing to use water filters because they are a more affordable option.

Hennessy adds that there is a very apparent cost difference between filtered water and bottled water, noted the article.

 “If you drink a minimum of eight glasses of water a day, the cost with a Brita filter would be 49 cents per year, not including the cost of the filters,” Hennessy said. “The same amount of water in bottles would be $1,500 for the year.”

[Related content: High school students craft water filtration systems]

Rachel Weber, chief operating officer of Net Impact, a campus organization whose goal is to make the world more environmentally friendly, hopes the chance is because students are becoming more environmentally conscious, stated the article.

“I would like to think it’s because they want to be green, but it’s probably just because it’s cheaper,” Weber said.

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