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