Here’s Why Bottled Water Is One of The Biggest Scams of The Century
In some cases, publicly-sourced tap may actually be safer since it is usually tested more frequently.
Across the globe, people drink roughly 10% more bottled water every year, but Americans continue to consume more packaged H2O than people in other countries do.
Last year was the first time Americans drank more bottled water than soda.
In fact, a recent report found that almost half of all bottled water is actually derived from the tap.
The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for conducting those tests.
However, if you live in one of the 15 million (mostly rural) US households that gets drinking water from a private well, the EPA isn’t keeping an eye on your water quality.
In a 2011 report, 13 percent of the private wells that geologists tested were found to contain at least one element (like arsenic or uranium) at a concentration that exceeded national guidelines.
A recent study from the International Bottled Water Association found that North American companies use 1.39 litres (45 oz) of water to make one litre of the bottled stuff.
So think twice the next time you consider buying a case of bottled water.
If you can’t find it, contact your local representative.