Costs of Bottled Water
The Hidden Costs
Many Americans have become concerned about the quality of their tap water and have turned to bottled water as a solution. Studies have shown, however, that bottled water is not necessarily cleaner or safer than tap water, and that bottled water actually has fewer standards regulating it. In addition, the cost comparison of bottled water shows it to be no bargain:
Bottled Water Cost Comparison
|Water Delivery Method||Cost Per Gallon of Water||Times More Expensive than Multipure|
|Multipure Drinking Water Systems||$.09 per gal.||N/A|
|Pitcher/Carafe||$.20 per gal.||2.5X|
|Vending Machine Water||$.25 per gal.||3X|
|Retail Bottled Water||$.79 per gal.||10X|
|Home Delivered Bottled Water||$1.74 per gal.||22X|
|Domestic Purified Bottled Water||$2.23 per gal.||28X|
|Imported Bottled Water||$3.84 per gal.||48X|
|Costs are averaged, based on several different brands.|
The Other Problems with Bottled Water
Some of the problems with bottled water include:
A third of the 103 bottled water brands tested in a four-year scientific study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) contained such contaminants in at least some samples, at levels that exceed state or industry standards. In fact, consider the following stunning assertion:
Chemicals typically used to disinfect water may react unpredictably with substances, adding their own potentially dangerous element as well." says the March/April 2001 issue of emagazine:
"Microbes, pesticides, and solvents have been detected throughout groundwater supplies, and have subsequently found their way into bottles, regardless of disinfection"
The World Wide Fund for Nature commissioned a 26 page study called "Bottled" in which it reveals:
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