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Tap water tops bottled on quality and cost

The Capital Times - As Americans, we take the availability of clean water so much for granted that when arriving in exotic places we are unpleasantly surprised to discover that the tap water in our hotel is unhealthy.

Yet even with our easy access to good tap water, it seems that we have been convinced that attractively packaged and branded bottles of water offer us something better than what we get from the tap; we have been convinced enough to spend $15 billion annually on bottled water.
While the bottlers use images of springs, mountains and glaciers to imply that their product comes from “natural” sources, in reality, up to 40 percent of their product actually comes from municipal tap Read more.

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