Bottled Water And Tap Water

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Bottled water, from companies such as Poland Springs, Dasani, and Nestle Pure Life has become one of the largest consumed drinks in America. According to Sean D. Daj, a Stockholm water research prizewinner, there are approximately 475 bottled water plants in the U.S., producing 600 brands of bottled water. It is estimated that bottled water will soon become the nations second most popular beverage after soft drinks (Daj). Bottled water is widely discussed because of its availability elsewhere. Why do we buy bottled water when we have a free supply of tap water? In describing the mass expansion of the drink Brian Howard, a writer from the Environmental Magazine, says, “Bottled water is expected to pass both coffee and milk to become the…show more content…
When this occurs, the EPA notifies the town and gives them directions for what to do in an emergency crisis. The tap water purification process uses chlorine disinfection to rid of microorganisms that may enter the water supply. This may be the reason that some people say the taste of the water is not as pure as bottled water. Bottled water uses ozone disinfection, which is odorless and tasteless. In spite of the difference a Doctor from the Minnesota Department of Health exclaims that consumers should feel safe in whatever water they decide to drink, regardless of the process it undergoes (Bullers). Bottled Water, although we only imagine it being our classic plastic bottles with paper labels, was first considered to be, “the practice of people being given a personal container of water for spiritual or physical healing when visiting a holy site, or a venue where so-called ‘miracle water’ was to be found” (A Brief History of the Bottled Water Industry). The first bottled water dates back to the XVIIth century. As the uses of bottled water became more and more for drinking, rather than its first use in medicinal benefits, its popularity expanded around the world. Bottled water first came to the United States in Jackson Spa, Boston, Massachusetts in 1767. In 1854, The United States saw the first brand name water bottle. It was called Poland Water from Maine. In the mid 1800s bottled water was
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