The paper notes that "bottled water is an outrageous success in the U.S., considering more than 89 percent of tap water meets or exceeds federal health and safety regulations . . . and where tap water regularly wins in blind taste tests against name-brand waters, and costs 240 to 10,000 times less than bottled water." The article explores questions about the safety of tap water and concerns about the environmental impact of bottled water.
The Guardian takes a look at the rise in popularity of bottled water and how it compares to tap, investigating water purification processes.