Say No To Bottled Water

Cape Cod Takes Bottled Water to the Streets

bottle person in parade

Cape Cod raises awareness about the wasteful nature of bottled water.

Bottled Water: Nectar of the Frauds?

by Abid Aslam

WASHINGTON - Water, water everywhere and we are duped into buying it bottled.

Consumers spend a collective $100 billion every year on bottled water in the belief--often mistaken, as it happens--that this is better for us than what flows from our taps, according to environmental think tank the Earth Policy Institute (EPI).

The pumped-up price of water

Daniel Marsula, Post-Gazette
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Pittsburgh Press Pittsburgh Pa:
Priced per gallon, it's way higher than gasoline

Sunday, May 07, 2006
By Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If you think you're getting gouged at the gas pump, wait until you reach into your refrigerator for a bottle of water.

That 9-ounce bottle of Evian spring water at $1.49? That'll cost you about $21 a gallon, thank you very much. That 16-ounce Dasani or Aquafina -- filtered tap water brought to you by Coke or Pepsi, respectively -- that will be $1.50 at your nearest vending machine.

Of course, lots of things cost more than gasoline these days. Diet Snapple goes for $10.32 per gallon. Heck, Pepto-Bismol is $123.20 a gallon.

OWASA: Our water just as good as the bottled stuff

OWASA lab analyst Monica Sherbrook runs tests several times a week for specific amounts, if any, of phosphorus, iron and aluminum in the drinking water at the OWASA Water Treatment Plant Laboratory.