There is a huge number of various brands and types of drinking water; not forgetting the municipal/tap waters supplies. Now, municipal water is quite safe and very inexpensive, so just why are people spending billions to buy bottled water? Is it just the convenience of being able to take small bottles around, so we can have water with us constantly? Is it merely a fad which will soon die out? Is it all the new, cute, multi-colored bottles that are marketed towards teenagers or younger? If I were a venture capitalist, should I invest in this industry or wait to see what is going to happen?
Now, I’m able to understand in developing countries in which the supplies of safe, clean drinking water are rare and lots of folks are dying from a water crisis. So, safe drinking water could be provided in large bottled supplies and also the children and others could be helped. But in developed countries with safe municipal water supplies it doesnt make economic sense.
The various forms of drinking water are vast. There is distilled water which is just H2O in one end and spa waters with carbonates and minerals on the other end. So, I guess before you decide what water is the best for you and your family, you must examine your reasons for wanting bottled drinking water.
If cash is no object and you also do not like the flavour or looks of municipal water in your area then the sky’s the limit in price and variety of bottled drinking water. It is convenient if you have a small child and you’re simply traveling from one supply of drinking water to another city municipal water supply. This was often a problem with my kids when they were infants because the change in cities supplies would always make them sick. So, bottled water was actually almost a necessity in addition to a convenience.
Bottled water is almost necessary in a very hot climate you can always have a bottle of water with you at all times. This is important during the summer time where temperatures can get over 100 degrees or more in certain regions of the US and it is very easy to get dehydrated.
So, it looks as if, aside from a few of the about reasons, it really is up to every individual preference. In short, if you like bubbles go for sparkling water. If you would like great taste, go for spring water.
However, in general, artesian waters rather than surface waters needs to be chosen. Artesian supplies are underground lakes, usually isolated from contamination. Surface waters and near surface wells and springs could be much more easily contaminated with industrial or agriculture run-off.
Put simply, there is no water which will make you look younger or healthy if you do not live a healthy lifestyle. But if you want to believe that a brand name of water could make you healthy, then buy it. All in all, the majority of bottled drinking water is safe and healthy to drink. So if one brand enables you to drink more water, then that’s the one for you because the main and most important thing is that you drink enough water every single day to help keep yourself and your family healthy and hydrated.