Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Bottle Water Source

Where does that bottled water come from?

It is estimated that about 25 percent of the bottled waters consumed in the U.S. come from municipal water supplies or more to the point – tap water. Most goes through significant processing such as reverse osmosis, deionization, activated carbon filtration and other treatments.

Read the label carefully. If it is packaged as "purified", ”mineral” or "drinking water," chances are it came from a municipal water supply, and unless the water has been “substantially” altered, it must state on the label that the water comes from a municipal source.

Often images on the label show mountains, snow or other bodies of water. For example, the label design on Aquafina (from Pepsi) gives me the feeling of mountains and snow; implying that Aquafina may be from a mountain spring, rather than bottled at Pepsi plants using processed municipal water. Coke’s Dasani, also one of the leading bottled water brands is processed municipal water with added minerals. Many gallon jug waters are also from municipal sources.

How big is this industry? It is estimated base on ACNielsen, just in the US alone; they spent about $9 billion on bottled water. Up to this point, there haven't been a lot of bargains in the bottled water business, but now Nestle reportedly is considering an eight percent price cut on its bottled water products, whether from France or from Maine. And analysts believe that companies like Coke and Pepsi are likely to follow closely behind.

With this statistic it would best if the question of how much do you spend on bottle water per day, week or month? On average we should consume 1 to 2 liters of water per day that 1 to 2 bottle of water. A simple calculation will concluded that on average it is best to invest on some kind of water filtration or water making machine.

Here a list of type of bottle water we can get from our average supermarket.

Artesian water/artesian well water

Purified water

Mineral water

Spring water

Sparkling water

Carbonated water

Flavored waters

Waters with healthful additives

Distilled water

Filtered water

Tap water


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