Bottled--TAP--Water

Okay folks. Let’s be frank for a moment. How many of you actually believe bottled water comes from the Alps, Maine, or some secluded fountain of youth? Hopefully none of you, because this Reuters report confirms my longstanding suspicious, bottled water is just tap water. Martinne Geller explains:
PepsiCo Inc. will spell out that its Aquafina bottled water is made with tap water, a concession to the growing environmental and political opposition to the bottled water industry.


According to Corporate Accountability International, a U.S. watchdog group, the world's No. 2 beverage company will include the words "Public Water Source" on Aquafina labels.

"If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it's a reasonable thing to do," said Michelle Naughton, a Pepsi-Cola North America spokeswoman.

Pepsi Chief Executive Indra Nooyi told Reuters earlier this week the company was considering such a move.

Pepsi's Aquafina and Coca-Cola Co's Dasani are both made from purified water sourced from public reservoirs, as opposed to Danone's Evian or Nestle's Poland Spring, so-called "spring waters," shipped from specific locations the companies say have notably clean water.

Coca-Cola Co. told Reuters it will start posting online information about the quality control testing it performs on Dasani by the end of summer or early fall.
Personally, I buy bottled water—about once every six months—so I can refill the bottles with my own filtered tap water.
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Teresa - July 30, 2007 7:05 PM

Oops! The word is "don't reuse those bottles". Guess there's some danger of leaching of bad plastic from those if reused. As my son the chemist told me, "Get yourself one of those bottles especially made for holding water while hiking". It's also better for the environment."Water-mining" is lowering the water table in some areas changing natural water supply. Plastic bottles, even if recycled aren't exactly eco-friendly.

Joyce Surman - July 31, 2007 3:36 PM

I buy bottled water (Poland Spring). However, I want to get a counter top home filter. I've been looking at the SeaGull water filter from filterpros.com Can you advise me which of the filters on the market are the best? Is there one that is superior over all the others? Thank you. Joyce

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