How Many Glass of Water Did You Drink Today?

15 Oct

This article is written in order to support the Blog Action Day 2010. If you want to participate on it, you still have time until today’s midnight ๐Ÿ™‚

So I asked you, “How many glass of water did you drink today?”. But no, I didn’t ask you to know about the health of your kidney, let us talk about that in another time. I wanted to know about the access you can get to clean and healthy drinkable water. If you’re able to manage to drink 8 glasses of water a day, bless you!

There are people who drink tap water at home. Let us define tap water as water that runs through your plumbing system at home. It could be supported by PAM (Perusahaan Air Minum – Ind). Sadly, not all of us have access to PAM, therefore some of us have plumbing system that runs from groundwater through water well and pump.

Though drinking tap water, I rarely find cases in Indonesia who drink it directly without cooking it first, whether it camos from PAM or groundwater. While in other countries, it is safe already to drink tap water right from the faucet. This is another clean and healty scarcity problem we have to deal with.

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The other side of customers usually drink water from mineral bottled water, outside and inside the house. They drink bottled water dispenser because they don’t trust the heathiness level of tap water. Outside the house, whenever they want to drink, they will easily buy little version of bottled water, the more handy one.ย They think that carry their own tumblers isn’t practical or whatsoever.

Funny if these people join ‘Stop Global Warming Campaign’ with reducing the usage of tissue, filter garbages, even always turn off electricity and or lights whenever they step out of room. Didn’t they know that every bottled water they drink generates up to 600 times as much CO2 as tap water? While most climate scientists agree that CO2 causes killer weather, earthquakes and flooding, ergo global warming. Ha!

If we’re the type of consumers who choose to drink from bottled water dispenser, it is still forgiven. At least dispenser is reuseable and has longer life cyle than the travel pack bottled water. But try to be a moderate consumer. Use the dispenser and refill our own non-plastic tumblers whenever we want to go out of the house. Don’t forget to always bring it with us where ever we go. Of course it would be much better if we refill the tumblers from the tap water.

As a comparation, the process of exploring water from the oasis, packing the water into a travel pack bottle, distributing it into markets, and reselling it to consumers do emit lots of CO2 thus cause global warming. Don’t forget the fact that a bottle of mineral water will cost us too many than it should be, especially if we buy it regularly. It is only a small container that will runs out of the water in a short time.

In the other part of the world, people are having problem in getting clean and healthy water. If we fortunately are having unlimited access to get it, why we limit ourselves by accessing the limited package of mineral water? Be smart. It really is our choice.

So, how many glass of water did you drink today? I really hope your answer is 8 glasses of water, instead of bottles.

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31 Responses to “How Many Glass of Water Did You Drink Today?”

  1. febriy October 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    hmmmm…… Im in!!!!……. ๐Ÿ˜€
    how many glass? i never use glass, just drink it directly from the bottle, I mean the reuse bottle, with cooked water from my friendly well… hheh…. its more healthy and tasty than THAT branded mineral water……. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. vany October 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    “Didnโ€™t they know that every bottled water they drink generates up to 600 times as much CO2 as tap water? While most climate scientists agree that CO2 causes killer weather, earthquakes and flooding, ergo global warming.”
    Huwaa, i’m scared after read the fact although i choose to drink from bottled water dispenser….hehehe
    anw, i drink more than 8 glasses of water everyday… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. maminx October 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    maybe 8 glass/day – maybe less, rarely drink bottle water. Nice share. May i keep your blog link into mine? thanks.

    • nadiafriza October 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

      as long as you still drink lots of water per day, you’re safe ๐Ÿ™‚

      yeah, why not ๐Ÿ™‚ thankies!

  4. Asop October 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    Ya ya, keluarga Indonesia kami (hehe :D) masih memakai dispenser galon. ๐Ÿ˜†
    Seandainya seperti di luar negeri, bisa minum air keran, kami mungkin ga bakal pake galon. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kalo minum berapa gelas per hari, gue gak pernah ngitung. ๐Ÿ˜€ Yang pasti, cukup lah, alhamdulillah masih bisa mnikmati air bersih… ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Kalo haus, ya minum. Kalo kembung, hentikan. ๐Ÿ˜†

    Eh tapi kalo di kampus gue haus gue bakal beli minum botolan lho.. :mrgreen:

    • Indahnya Kebersamaan October 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm #


      Wah malahan kmaren ane baca, baca ait dari keran diluar negeri malah nggak sehat bos.

      Maklum ada bakteri yang terkandung didlamnya

      • Asop October 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

        Lah, kok bisa? Di Jepang air ledeng bisa diminum. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

        Dari mana sumber beritanya?

  5. mursid October 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    lebih dari 6 gelas per hari tuh.. tapi ya gak cuman air mineral, ada es jus juga..
    salam kenal

  6. adizone23 October 15, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    kalo lagi puasa mungkin kurang dari 8 gelas/hari
    *ya iyalah kan gak boleh minum*.. ๐Ÿ˜€

    gak pernah hitung, kadang 8 gelas kadang mungkin lebih atau kurang.
    kalo soal minum air langsung dari air keran, belum pernah deh.
    belum percaya kejernihan air dari PAM.

  7. fitrimelinda October 15, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    berapa yah???

    jarang ngbitung sih.. ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. TUKANG CoLoNG October 15, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    ups! aku malah jarang minum air..

  9. acacicu October 16, 2010 at 12:23 am #

    Saya juga kurang memperhatikan tuh Mbak, berapa gelas sehari. Tapi syukurlah, saya pengguna gelas,hehe; Memang nggak begitu tertarik dengan air kemasan, kecuali benar2 terdesak. Kl pas lagi kluyuran, sy biasa pake botol airnya tentara itu Mbak;

  10. deady October 16, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    pengennya sih tap water ya.
    Tapi, pada tau lah ya kualitas air PAM kita. Huhuhu

  11. Nur Ali Muchtar October 16, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    dohh, ketemu Aqua lagi. kenapa sih setiap ngomongin air pasti hubungannya ke Aqua!? salut dah buat penggagas Aqua!!

    • nadiafriza October 16, 2010 at 9:57 pm #

      umm maaf mas, saya ga nyebut2 merk air mineral manapun deh di postingan saya

  12. Novroz October 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    a very insightful post Nadia…well done ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah some people are just ignorant…they bought mineral water then throw away the bottle…at least they can reuse it 1st before trowing it away.

    They could also carry glass like tupperware. I don’t know how many glasses a day, but I can assure you that I carry my tupperware glass everywhere.

    Ps. I don’t mean to advertise tupperware ๐Ÿ˜‰ use any plastic glass you have, the one that you can use over and over and over again

    • nadiafriza October 16, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

      yes, that’s what we called as tumbler miss, isn’t? ๐Ÿ™‚

      but, if only we could avoid to use more plastic, then we should try to use non-plastic tumbler, stainless steel for example ๐Ÿ˜‰ if we couldn’t… then having our own tumbler is far more better than buying mineral water bottle ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Novroz October 16, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

        Huahaha I honestly don’t know that it has a name at all…so that thing is called Tumbler, thanks for the new word ๐Ÿ™‚

        Yeah stainless steel is better but too expensive and heavier ๐Ÿ˜ฆ .

        Did you know that most children now bring their own tumbler to school? Well, At least in my schools. It’s so good to know that they don’t buy/throw those plastic bottles.

        • nadiafriza October 17, 2010 at 2:36 am #

          didnt we all do that when we were in kindergarten? ๐Ÿ™‚ from elementary until senior high school, i always brang reuse mineral water bottle *think how unhealthy was that* ๐Ÿ˜€ until college actually, but since last year i tried to bring my own tumbler. plastic one ๐Ÿ˜ you’re right, stainless steel tumbler is more expensive ๐Ÿ˜

        • Novroz October 17, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

          Ahh.. that’s right! I also brought tumblr in kindergaten, but not when I was in elementary.

          I started using tumbler again in college till now.

  13. ocky October 17, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    aku suka minum aku suka minum hehehe alhamdulillah masih diberikan nkmat air bersih. biasanya juga bawa air minum dari rumah pake tempat minum jadi jarang beli botolan ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. achoey October 17, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Saya cukup banyak minum, karena itu sedih hati saya bila sumber air minum semakin langka dan tercemar ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Titut October 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    @ indahnya kebersamaan: rrr kata siapa air di luar negeri nggak sehat? saya tiap hari minum air keran :p – emang sih airnya dikasih kaporit, tp masih dalam taraf yang baik untuk kesehatan (malah buat gigi lebih putih ihiiiiirrrr!)

    tp emang ga tiap air keran bisa di minum. air keran di WC umum, misalnya, bukan untuk konsumsi mulut hihihi

    saya. saya. saya. sehari minum 8 gelas air: putih, kopi, teh, cordial, dll hehehe

    ps. nadia, salam kenal ya

  16. alisnaik October 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    tumbler itu maksudnya botol yg aman buat di isi ulang kan ?

    saya jarang minum lewat botol,
    soalnya tetangga saya ada yg buka depo air isi ulang yg bersumber dari air pegunungan pandaan ๐Ÿ˜›

    kalo hitungan per gelas nya mana ingat…

    (kepinginnya komen pake english, tapi writing saya payah, cuma bisa reading doang)

  17. Gugun October 17, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    saya minum 1, 1 galon hehe

  18. kiky October 17, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    postingan cerdas! saya rada tersindir…saya suka bawa tumbler sendiri kalo travelling khususnya kuar negeri *irit bow…tap water kan bisa diminum langsung :D*
    tapi kalo ke kampus, suka lupaaaaaa bawa tumbler sendiri, padahal koleksi Tupperware sama Lock and Lock banyak…

    ah…siapin di setiap tas kalo gitu

    *yah…saya bisa lebih dari 8 gelas kalau minum, terutama kalo ujiannya susah…butuh cairan lebih banyak =)) *

  19. volver October 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    wah saya biasanya beli aqua botol, langsung botolnya di kumpulin di kelas. buat di loakin sih -_- . haha cari duid

  20. hellgalicious October 19, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    kadang 7
    kadang 8
    kadang juga 9 gelas perhari

  21. Fahmi October 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    can we conclude that by drinking water from mineral bottled water is producing more CO2 than drinking water from cooking-tap water?


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