Cape May’s visitors may not be aware of how good the drinking water is in this town.
Cape May’s visitors may not be aware of how good the drinking water is in this town. Does that thought make you thirsty?
Cape May is not only surrounded by a great body of water, it produces some of the best drinking water in the United States. A scene I see repeated over and over is the packing in of bottles and bottles of water like the one here.
Years ago, Cape May invested five million dollars in a desalination plant to insure the quality of water in town would be sustainable. Year after year Cape May ranks in the top percentage of municipalities producing drinking water.
This is not a post to discourage drinking the suggested daily quantities of water, like Men’s Health magazine recommends.
This is more a suggestion of conservation, for both the ecology and your personal economy. Imagine how much easier shopping and packing would be if you didn’t have to bring your own water supply.
I realize that shore communities use to get a bad rap for their water quality, but those days are gone. In addition to saving money for other parts of your vacation, you would be doing the environment a great service too.
I held off writing this blog until I read the unconfirmed report of a fisherman down south, who landed a large Redfish. Upon getting the fish home and cleaned, the fisherman was shocked to see what was inside the fish.
I am sure there are other reasons for bottled water, like mobility for jogging and biking. As a water source for your next vacation, check with the municipality or local water authority, chances are, if it’s like Cape May, you could be in for a big savings.
I tell Andrea this all the time… And still, she brings bottles of water with us to Cape May for the week family vacation. I just don’t get it. I always keep two bottles next to my bed or the couch when I’m downstairs, but they’re reusable bottles and I refill them from the sink. I down between a gallon to two gallons a day.