There are a huge number of various brands and kinds of drinking water; not to mention the municipal/tap waters supplies. Now, municipal water is quite safe and very inexpensive, so just why are people spending billions to buy water in bottles? Is it just the convenience of being able to take small bottles around, so we can have water around constantly? Could it be merely a fad which will soon die? Is all of it the new, cute, multi-colored bottles that are marketed towards teenagers or younger? If I were a venture capitalist, can i invest in this industry or wait to find out what is going to happen?
Now, I can understand in developing countries where the supplies of safe, clean drinking water are rare and lots of people 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. However 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 side. So, I guess before you decide what water is best for you and your family, you must examine your reasons behind wanting bottled water.
If money is no object and you dont like the taste or looks of municipal water in your city then the sky is the limit in price and variety of bottled drinking water. It is convenient when you have a small child and you’re simply traveling from one source of drinking water to a different city municipal water supply. This was often a problem with my children when they were infants because the difference in cities supplies would always make them sick. So, bottled water was really almost an absolute necessity in addition to a convenience.
Bottled water is almost necessary in a hot climate you can always possess a bottle of water along with you at all times. This is important in 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 appears as though, except for some of the about reasons, it is really about every individual preference. In other words, if you love bubbles go for sparkling water. If you would like great taste, go for spring water.
However, generally speaking, artesian waters rather than surface waters should 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.
Basically, 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 of water could make you healthy, then buy it. All in all, most bottled drinking water is safe 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 important thing is that you simply drink enough water every single day to keep you and your family healthy and hydrated.