Instead of grabbing a diet soda, iced tea, energy drink or bottle of flavored vitamin water the next time you feel parched, drink what's freely available from the tap. You could save up to $200 per year or more, just by cutting your beverage consumption by $4 per week.
You'll reduce packaging waste from discarded bottles and cans and conserve manufacturing and transportation energy. Staying hydrated by drinking the proper amount of water is one of the least expensive ways to prevent illness and keep your weight under control. Doctors recommend that people should drink half their weight in ounces. So a 150-pound person should drink 75 ounces of liquids per day—or a little less than 10 8-ounce glasses.