Bottled waters are an easy way to get clean water. But where do they come from? The answer may surprise you.
Aquafina is from public water sources.
Aquafina is a brand of bottled water owned by PepsiCo. It’s sourced from public water sources, and the company says it’s the number one selling bottled water in the United States.
It was introduced in 1993 as Aquafina Pure Water and was reformulated in 2006 to remove the chlorine taste. The brand is now available in 12-packs of 16 ounce bottles, 24-packs of 11.5 ounce bottles and 40-ounce PET (plastic) bottles.
In 2006, PepsiCo changed the marketing of Aquafina to emphasize that it is a “pure” water product. The company had been accused by some groups of misleading consumers into thinking that its product was spring water when it was simply municipal tap water with salt added.
In 2009, the company launched a campaign that included TV commercials and print ads. The campaign featured real-life people talking about their day-to-day lives as they drank Aquafina water. In one of the commercials, a woman said she drinks Aquafina because it’s “clean and pure.”
Dasani comes from public water sources.
Dasani is owned by Coca-Cola. It’s bottled in the United States, and it comes from public water sources.
Dasani uses reverse osmosis to purify its water for bottling, which reduces any residual minerals or pollutants that may be present in the source of your local tap water.
While Dasani bottles are recyclable, they do not have a deposit on them. You may find yourself paying more for Dasani than you would tap water at home if you buy it by the case.
The taste and smell of Dasani water is influenced by the source from which it comes. If you buy Dasani, try a variety of flavors to see what you like best. Some people prefer the taste of spring water, while others prefer mineral-rich water that has been filtered through reverse osmosis.
Evian is from spring water in France.
Evian is from spring water in France. It’s the only bottled water that comes from a single source, the spring in the French Alps. The spring was discovered by a shepherd boy named Pierre Vialar in 1789 who found it while he was looking for his sheep.
The water is sourced from a single source, the spring in the French Alps. It’s naturally filtered through layers of sandstone and limestone, which makes it one of the purest waters available today.
The water is naturally filtered through layers of sandstone and limestone, which makes it one of the purest waters available today. The spring isn’t only used for drinking, but also for bathing. In fact, it’s so clean that people living in the region have been using it for centuries to treat ailments like rheumatism and skin problems.
Fiji is from an artesian aquifer in Fiji.
Fiji is from an artesian aquifer in Fiji. The water is sourced from a spring that comes from the base of the island and has been an active spring for thousands of years. It’s pretty easy to see how this water would be ideal for bottled drinking water: it’s clean and natural, coming straight from underneath your feet!
Many springs exist on Fiji, so there are many different types available for local consumption or export overseas (like ours).
This water is very popular in Fiji, and we think that it should be available for purchase overseas as well. It’s great for drinking and cooking, but it can also be used for cleaning purposes. The bottle itself is made of recyclable materials, so it’s good for the environment too!
Smartwater starts off as regular filtered tap water (reverse osmosis) from a municipal source and then gets purified by a process called vapor distillation that removes most of the minerals, including fluoride.
The water is then filtered again using carbon filters to remove any remaining impurities before being bottled in glass bottles or cans.
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water has no filters or other methods to purify the water, but they do add some minerals to their product. The bottle of Nestle Pure Life Purified Water I purchased at my local grocery store was labeled as tap water with added minerals — which means it was just treated tap water that was then filtered and bottled. This is not a natural process; it’s not even distillation in some cases (like when you see “distilled” on an alcoholic beverage).
The label on my bottle reads: “Distilled from natural spring sources.” That’s true! But if I were drinking this stuff straight up without anything else in it, I’d be getting all sorts of chemicals from those springs too!
Voss comes from Norway and Iceland; it’s both artesian and mineral water.
Voss is from Norway and Iceland. It’s both artesian and mineral water, so it comes from the same source as Fiji.
The name of this bottled water is actually “Voss” (which means waterfall), but it’s sold under different brand names around the world—such as Voss Unsweetened in the U.S., Voss Pure Life in Canada, or other countries’ versions such as Tnuva Pure Life in Israel and Evian Quality Water at Walmart stores across America.*
Mountain Valley Spring Water
Mountain Valley Spring Water is actually spring water, coming from springs in Arkansas and Idaho. They also have a second location with natural springs in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
While the company has been around since 1990, they first began bottling their water after Hurricane Hugo devastated their factory in 1992. The company was able to rebuild quickly and bring new technology that allowed them to store and ship bottled beverages more efficiently than ever before – helping them become one of the largest producers of bottled waters on the market today!
Bottled waters come from all over the world and some of them are just tap water!
Bottled waters come from all over the world, and some of them are simply tap water! Tap water is considered safe to drink by the EPA, which regulates it for purity. Some bottled waters are actually just tap water; these brands can be more expensive than their filtered counterparts because they’re added with chemicals and flavoring agents that require additional processing before being bottled.
Bottled waters can also be more environmentally friendly than tap water by using less plastic in packaging (which releases toxins into our landfills) and reducing waste disposal costs associated with discarded bottles or cans.
Bottled water is a convenient way to stay hydrated, but it can be expensive and there are many different types of bottled waters. Whether you choose an artesian or mineral spring from Fiji or Iceland, ecto-vita from Evian France (which claims its water has no calories), Nestle Pure Life Purified Water (which adds minerals back into the product) or Voss (both artesian and mineral) – know that these waters all come from sources around the world!