There are a huge number of various brands and types of drinking water; not to mention the municipal/tap waters supplies. Now, municipal water is quite safe and extremely inexpensive, so why are people spending billions to buy water in bottles? Is it simply the convenience of being able to take small bottles with us, so that we can have water with us constantly? Is it merely a fad which will soon die out? Is it all the new, cute, multi-colored bottles that are marketed towards teenagers or even younger? If I were an investor, should I invest in this industry or wait to see what will happen?
Now, I can understand in developing countries where the supplies of safe, clean drinking water are rare and many folks are dying from a water crisis. So, safe drinking water could be provided in large bottled supplies and the children and others could be helped. However in developed countries with safe municipal water supplies it doesnt make economic sense.
The different types of water are vast. There is distilled water that is just H2O on one end and spa waters with carbonates and minerals on the other end. So, I guess before you decide what water is the best for yourself and your family, you need to examine your reasons for wanting bottled drinking water.
If money is not an object and you also do not like the flavour or looks of municipal water in your area then the sky is the limit in price and variety of bottled drinking water. It is best if you have a little child and you are traveling from one supply of drinking water to another city municipal water supply. This was commonly a problem with my kids when they were infants as the difference in cities supplies would always cause them to become sick. So, bottled water was actually almost an absolute necessity as well as a convenience.
Bottled water is almost necessary in a very hot climate you can invariably have a bottle of water with you constantly. This is essential in the summer time where temperatures can get over 100 degrees or more in certain regions of the United States and it is very easy to become dehydrated.
So, it looks as though, aside from some of the about reasons, it really is up to each individual preference. In short, if you like bubbles go for sparkling water. If you would like great taste, go for spring water.
However, in general, artesian waters rather than surface waters should be chosen. Artesian supplies are underground lakes, usually isolated from contamination. Surface waters and near surface wells and springs can be much more easily contaminated with industrial or agriculture run-off.
Put simply, there isn’t any water which can make you appear younger or healthy if you dont live a healthy lifestyle. But if you wish to believe that a brand of water will make you healthy, then buy it. All in all, most bottled drinking water remains safe and secure and healthy to drink. So if an individual brand enables you to drink more water, then that’s the one for you since the main and most important thing is that you drink enough water every day to help keep yourself and your family healthy and hydrated.