Most of us tend to take for granted that we have access to safe drinking water simply by turning our faucet. For many Americans, whether by choice or health concerns, however, bottled water has become ubiquitous household item. I’m going to spend time diving into the research and perceptions about drinking water will help you understand whether or not purchasing bottles is always a safer option.
Our nation’s aging water infrastructure, a lack of running water in some communities, and high profile water crisis like Flint, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey. The decision consumers have to make between the faucet and bottles might not be a free choice. Many of us opted for bottles-to the tune of 31 billion in 2018 (Consumers report). Both for individuals and societies at large, it is worth asking whether all that spending and plastic are worthwhile.
All this month, I will report on the integrity of our public water supply and share the water resources used by major bottled water companies, as well as the findings of Consumer Report National survey about consumer’s attitudes and behaviors. I will also look at the big picture, research the opinions of experts will needs to be done in the short term to ensure that every community has access to safe drinking water-as well as a sustainable solution for the long-term. The buzz of drinking water was first reported nearly 50 years ago on the failures of water purification systems in the face of rising pollution help spark new consumer protections, including The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. As bottled water reaches new highs in popularity, the need for reliable information about drinking water Is as important as ever. This is why I am going to be back to the well, get it, well to help get some answers.
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