Chuck Fager may be no David Letterman, but he sure as heck can put together a Top 10 list. (Plus three more, as he notes). Fager, writing for the Friends Journal, rattles off 13 top-notch points as to why bottled water is a blessing, not a curse. His reasons run the gamut of healthfulness to convenience to importance in emergency response. Read his list here, and understand, as he says:
I am not clear how or why the anti-bottled water crusaders selected [it] as the symbol for water problems; my guess is that its high visibility was a key factor. But that is a marketing ploy, not a representation of truth about water issues and their solutions…If bottled water disappeared, the real water problems would remain unaffected. … I hope Friends will consider these points before continuing to ride the bandwagon to nowhere represented by the anti-bottled water propaganda campaign. Water issues are too real and important to be thus diverted and trivialized.