Keep bottled water to a minimum |

Keep bottled water to a minimum

Summit County has some of the best drinking water in the country. And while I can’t speak for every faucet in the county, I can vouch for Breckenridge and Dillon wholeheartedly. In fact, when I am out traveling to other parts of the country, I don’t drink nearly enough water because it is simply not as good as the stuff coming out of my faucet. My purpose in sending this is to tell the visitors to our county to give the water a chance before buying cases of bottled water to use during their trip.

Every winter and summer I see lots of tourists buying lots of bottled water, and I want to tell them that it is a waste of money and resources. I have been underwhelmed by the recycling efforts at the rental units and resorts where the majority of our guests stay, and I am sure that when people are on vacation, they aren’t going to make an effort to drive to the nearest recycling area.

The other thing I want to tell them is how much the landfill in Dillon has grown since I moved here a little more than 10 years ago. And while everyone helps make the mess (tourists and residents alike), everyone can help make it better.

Just try the water. I think you’ll like it.

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