Bottled Water Information

Overview


coolerA study by the American Water Works Association revealed that 50% of bottled water manufacturers get their water from the same sources as municipal water departments. With over 700 different brands of bottled water in the United States, it is hard to keep track of exactly what you are paying for and what you are drinking. Americans pay more than $8 billion each year for bottled water that costs up to 1,000 times more than tap water. Not until recently, through the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act, has bottled water been required to be monitored and tested in the same rigorous manner that tap water has been subject to for years. If you do purchase a lot of bottled water, please be aware of how long you store it. When bottled water is stored over long periods of time, the water quality can deteriorate and bacteria can grow. If you have ever wondered how safe your bottled water is, you can find out. Contact your bottled water company and ask to see their water quality report. For good measure, compare the quality of your bottled water with the water quality report provided by the District. You may be surprised at what you see.

readreportClick on the following link to read an interesting report on bottled water: Message in a Bottle

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WALNUT VALLEY
WATER DISTRICT

271 S. Brea Canyon Road
Walnut, California 91789
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