1/3 Bottled Water Contain Contaminants ! !
February 28, 2009 7:41am CST
Although often advertising themselves as superior to tap water, bottlers are required in most cases only to meet the same quality standards as tap water. Of the hundreds of contaminants state and federal regulators measure, bottled water is subject to a higher standard for only two, according to Randy Kanouse, EBMUD's Sacramento lobbyist. Bottlers don't have to create a "consumer confidence" report each year like water agencies do. The reports tell customers what's in their water. It details levels of contaminants, if any, like lead, aluminium, arsenic and salt.
• United States
4 Mar 09
Bottled water for the most part is a rip off. Besides the fact that the claims aren't regulated, it isn't any better than most tap water, it also has a phenominal mark up meaning you're paying an exhorbitant amount for very little value AND of course there is the problem with tons and tons of bottles going to landfills rather than being recycled. I fill my own reusable bottles with my own well water. There are times and places of course that it's more of a necessity than a convenience. In disaster relief and in cases like a little community that is close to me. They all have wells but there is a problem with the ground water from time to time with arsenic levels getting too high. At those times they have to buy water for drinking because theirs just isn't safe.