Tuesday, August 28, 2007

tap water is making a comeback

Who would've thought tap water would've ever been on it's way out? With bottled water sales at about $15 billion last year we're either thirstier than usual or we just like the convenience and coolness of carrying around our plastic water bottles.

Studies have shown that in taste tests tap water rates the same, if not better than bottled water. So what's all the fuss about? Maybe it's just the bottle. Aquafina even admitted to simply bottling tap water.

Drinking tap water not only eliminates that extra plastic waste from the bottle, it also eliminates the energy needed to ship it. So turn on your tap and drink up. And save that money usually spent on bottled water for a rainy day.


  1. Aquafina does come from a public water source, but it is not the same as tap water. It actually goes through a pretty intense, 7-step purification system from what I understand.

    On another note, I do try to reuse all my water bottles after I'm done with them.