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How Often Are You Supposed To Wash Reusable Water Bottles? Here's The Answer

June 26, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
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Reusable water bottles are super handy. You can take them virtually anywhere and they stay true to their name, meaning you use them more than once…duh. Being reusable, though, has its faults. Think about it. Bacteria harbors in dark, moist spots, which sounds quite similar to the vessel that is a reusable water bottle. This made me wonder how often these environmentally-friendly water bottles should be cleaned. I admit that I clean my bkr water bottle once a week in the dishwasher. Apparently, I should be doing it more often.

After doing some online research, it came to my attention that I should really be washing my water bottle every day. Most of the articles agree upon cleaning reusable water bottles with warm water and dish soap. What’s more, you should sanitize your water bottle once a week with a diluted bleach solution, or you can run it through the dishwasher. Nancy Urbanec, Food Safety and Sanitation Educator of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Southeast Research & Extension Center, says, “Just rinsing with water before and after each use does not control the growth of microorganisms.”

If you don’t have access to a sink in your office to clean your water bottle each day, she suggests to “store the water bottle in a refrigerator at the end of the day so that germs won’t grow overnight.” Don’t forget to clean the water bottle cap, too!

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