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Some little-known facts about bottled water September 17, 2010

Posted by WaterWise Consulting in Water & Business, water conservation, Water Footprint, Water Pollution, Water Reuse, Water/Energy Connection.
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Did you know…
That the average price of tap water is $0.0015 per gallon, whereas bottled water is on average $10.00 per gallon.
Over 20% of tested bottled water contained chemicals above health limits.
Tap water is tested for e. coli, and is required to state the source, and provide quality reports. Bottled water isn’t.
17 million barrels of oil are used to produce the World’s supply of bottled drinking water. That is enough oil to fuel 1,000,000 cars for an entire year.
It takes 3 times as much water to create a bottle as it does to fill it. That means it takes 3 gallons of water to make every 1-gallon water jug.
Only one in every five water bottles are ever recycled.
40% of bottled water is taken from municipal water supplies. In other words, 40% of bottled water is bottled tap water. Why pay the difference?
For more information about exciting water issues, please visit http://www.waterwise-consulting.com
Brian O’Neill
boneill@waterwise-consulting.com

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