Where Does Your Bottled Water Really Come From?
I read a very interesting article a couple of weeks ago about the sources of bottled water brands. I think about the commercials and advertisements that I’ve seen over the years and they always advertise their water as being “all-natural” and “straight from the finest springs”, and for some reason, you believe that. I mean, why wouldn’t you? They wouldn’t really promote false advertising, would they? Well, as it turns out, they do!
The Environmental Working Group investigated 200 popular bottled water brands and found that less than 2% disclose the source of their water, where and how the water is purified and what, if any, kinds of pollutants may still be in that bottle of water. That means that out of 200 companies, only FOUR, are completely honest about where their water comes from.
How is this possible? How can these water companies get away with not disclosing this information? The FDA does not force any regulations on bottled water companies. They are allowed to disclose as much or as little about their water and water sources as they want. In stark contrast, the Environmental Protection Agency (the organization that oversees the nation’s municipal utilities) requires that all tap water suppliers nationwide, provide an annual water quality report.
People assume that because they are drinking “bottled” water, it must be better than tap water. This isn’t necessarily true, because you might never know the truth about what is in that bottle of water.
Stonybrook Water’s filtration systems use local, tap water before sending it through our own filtration system to remove any other impurities that might still be there. We here at Stonybrook Water are 100% committed to providing the cleanest, freshest, and most honest product to our customers. There’s nothing hidden or secretive about what we do, and we promise you will love our water.