In an article from this Sunday, August 10, The Miami Herald, Sharon Harvey Rosenberg reports, "Bottled water does not taste better, according to blind taste tests, and tap water must meet stricter safety measures." She cites studies from the Center for a New American Dream, a nonprofit consumer group in Maryland. They state that 40 percent of bottled water sold is just tap water!
For those who live in areas where they feel they need extra filtering, there are filtering systems that would still prove far less costly than buying bottled water.
Rosenberg adds, "A gallon of water from your kitchen sink costs about $.002, which is less than one cent, based on the national average. In contrast, you'll pay on average about $1.50 for a 20-ounce container of bottled water."
If you are still doubtful, try calling your local water center and ask for a safety report.
Note: Cold water tastes best. Keep cold water on hand in the refrigerator in reusable, nontoxic bottles.
How often do you buy/drink bottled water?
- every now and again