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Jul 1, 2009

Top 10 Reasons Why Bottled Water is a Good Thing

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.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Jill Culora, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].


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