Not all people have access to tap water, personally I have a well and never drink the water as there are many things that people do that pollute the ground water, and treating for everything as a municipal system can is not practical. I imagine some people also use bottled water because it is convenient. I agree it may be a waste of money but maybe if they were not drinking bottled water they would be buying soft drinks any how.
Because common sense has left the building. Wells are the best choice, if you have one, and can be easily tested for purity. Municipal water is just fine and if you don't like the taste you can purchase a pitcher filter and fill a permanent water bottle. Buying water is truly a waste of money except in an emergency. The same people complain about the cost of gasoline.
People are gullible and buy whatever they are told to buy by their tv, it's quite comical as most bottles water has chemicals in it from the plastic bottles themselves that make it much worse than tap water.
This is from Girl who skipped 3 grades - because , tap water is filled with micro organisms , but my research chose that bottled water has rarely any micro organisms that is why people buy bottled not tap.
Actually I believe it depends on where you live on whether people feel comfortable drinking their local tap water. I live in a small town that adds chlorine and fluoride to the water and if you do the research you will find that if you are going through cancer as I have, you will learn that chlorine and fluoride are not good additions when fighting cancer. Also if you do the research in your area you will find out exactly what is in your water. You may think twice about drinking it yourself and some of the drinking filters that are added to a faucet don't really filter what you think they do, so read carefully.
I moved to a smaller town, and I've gone to bottled water because the tap water here tastes like (depending on the phase of the moon) rotten eggs, rancid asparagus, etc. Here, law enforcement, the health department, etc enjoy a cozy, "good-old-boy" relationship with local businesses...In the grocery store, I have to fish thru the perishable items so I can try to find one that isn't expired a week ago. Here, I think the sewer water is just chlorinated and then given a U-turn right back to our taps.
Because packed water is rich in minerals n tap water is rich in chlorine... n tap water is not pure-1 is purified water n other is boring water(which comes directly from the wells) which is not safe to drink..
In New York, we have great water, but the city's pipes are so old, the water becomes questionable. I prefer boiling water for drinking, and/or filtering. I boil a teapot of water each morning, when it cools, I pour it into the pitcher-with-filter, and good to go.
Evian spelled backwards is naive. :-) My tap water tastes bad. Also it is good to have some bottled water in case of an emergency. If you insist on drinking bottled water but are concerned about the environment it is best to buy it in a the largest container and fill a reusable water bottle. Or get a water purifier.
The entire "Tap Water vs. Bottle Water debate" is total nonsense because tap water quality varies from area to area; also bottle water quality varies from brand to brand. However, it is generally more economical and less wasteful to simply buy a filter (removable or otherwise) for your tap water outlet than to continually buy bottles of water which can be cumulatively expensive and also rapidly pollute the environment.
Tap Water Is Full Of Disease-Causing Contaminants - Most municipal water flows through lead pipes over 100 years old picking up harmful toxins and pollutants before the water treatment plant (which performs very limited functions) and also afterwards when the water is on its way to your house.
Arsenic - Which has been directly linked to cancer and many other diseases, has been found in 85% of our cities' water. Exposure to lead found at "alarmingly high levels" in many cities by Consumer Reports, can cause learning and behavioral problems in children, lower IQ, high blood pressure, and problems to the reproductive and nervous systems.