In this brief Q&A, Green Water Technologies addresses four common myths about the most abundant substance on earth.
Q: Is it true that bottled water is 100% pure?
Green Water Technologies: Not even close! Several independent studies have shown that bottled water may contain as many – or more – contaminants than tap water. Chemicals like methylene chloride are common in brand name bottled water. The image of purity is simply shrewd marketing.
Q: But isn’t all bottled water treated or bottled directly from mountain streams/springs?
Green Water Technologies: Most bottled water is actually derived from municipal water sources. In other words, bottled water is tap water. Sometimes it’s treated, other times it’s bottled as-is. If you take the time to read the fine print on your expensive bottle of water, you’ll see that “bottled at the source” isn’t clearly worded and can mean anywhere.