While you’re crushing your hydration goals you might be wondering how often you should clean your reusable water bottles. You might think once every few weeks, those bottles can’t get that dirty right? You might be surprised by just how dirty your water bottles can get. Water bottles are actually great breeding grounds for bacteria. Testing done by a New Jersey-based Lab EmLab P&K found that the average reusable water bottle has around 300,000 colony forming units of bacteria per square centimeter. To put that in perspective that number is six times the amount of bacteria found in your pet bowls. Did you just start cleaning, because same. But don’t let this scare you away from hydrating, cleaning your reusable water bottles doesn’t have to be a hassle and we are here to help.