As a kid, your parents are always telling you to drink more of it. In your 20s you down one between cocktails to stave off a hangover.
Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda. It’s a shift that decades ago might have seemed unthinkable—that consumers would buy a packaged version of something they could get free from a tap.
Whether you drink it to quench your thirst or use it to wash your laundry, water is an indispensable part of our lives and our world.
It’s also an indispensable part of a healthy diet. That’s why more and more Americans are choosing to increase their water intake. In 2015, the average American drank 36.5 gallons of bottled water — a 7.9 percent increase over the previous year.
The bottled water industry continues to respond to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. This is a terrible situation that highlights the important and historic role that bottled water plays during emergencies and natural disasters.
One of the simplest things that a person can do when seeking to lead a healthier lifestyle is to drink water instead of other beverages that are heavy with sugar and calories. If someone wants to eliminate or moderate calories, sugar, caffeine, artificial flavors or colors, and other ingredients from their diet, choosing water is the right choice – whether from the tap, filtered, or in a bottle.
Twice in one week the LA Times has attempted to cast bottled water as the antihero of California’s ongoing drought, which is both false and misleading. False, because the amount of all groundwater used for bottled water production barely registers on the radar of California groundwater use, and misleading because it just feeds into a mythology of “big water.”
International Bottled Water Association Applauds Federal Bottled Water Consumer Information Legislation
On June 26, 2014, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) applauded federal legislation introduced today by Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Representative Jim Matheson (D-UT), and Representative Richard Nugent (R-FL) that would provide consumers with uniform information about the quality and safety of their bottled water products.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, IBWA participated in the local “Which Way L.A.?” segment of the national NPR radio show To The Point, hosted by KCRW’s Warren Olney. The segment was related to the 100 year anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, celebrated this year.