Ounce for ounce, it costs more than gasoline, even at today’s high gasoline prices; depending on the brand, it costs 250 to 10,000 times more than tap water. Globally, bottled water is now a $46 billion industry. Why has it become so popular? It cannot be the taste, since most people cannot tell the difference in a blind tasting. Much bottled water is, in any case, derived from municipal water supplies, though it is sometimes filtered, or has additional minerals added to it.
Interesting article in the New York Times. And if you like water treated by osmosis you should know that I am told that for every gallon of treated water 4 gallons of water are wasted…
I run my tap water through a filter to get rid of the clorine taste. One can buy a filter for not too much. Bottled water is just basically tap water that’s been run through a filter anyway, so it’s a big waste of money. Didn’t know about the waste involved with osmosis. I’ve never tried it, and now that I know, I won’t ever try it.