The latest commotion about Aquafina being little more than tap water has sent my health-conscious friends into a tizzy. Dasani had the same problem back in 2004 in the UK. Who knew? I just know my granddad is looking down from heaven saying, "I told you so. Folks shouldn't pay good money for what Mother Nature makes bountifully."
I do drink bottled water but I try to only drink Evian and Zephyr Hills. They taste better to me. Aquafina and Dasani are the only brands in the vending machines in my office building but my days of purchasing them have come to a screeching halt. At a buck a pop, for tap water, I went back to the water fountain and I'll save money also.
I still feel taken advantage of. Perhaps, someone somewhere is mounting a class action suit against Pepsi and Coca-Cola, manufacturers of Aquafina and Dasani. If so, sign me up.
Media Coverage of the Think Outside the Bottle Campaign
Momentum is building in the campaign to challenge corporate control of water. Dozens of media outlets have brought national attention to the bottled water issue. See our interview with TV20's 'Your Green Report' on the San Francisco Executive Directive, which bans bottled water in the city in favor of tap water. Here's a sampling of recent coverage:
Read our letter in the New York Times. Read more.
Pure Water, Right on Tap. Read Yvonne Abraham's column in the Boston Globe.
Tune into our interview about Bottled Water with NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Listen now.
New Yorkers Urged to Drink Tap Water. Listen to NPR's Morning Edition report. Read more.
Ditching Bottled Water for Tap Water. Read ABC News' report.
PepsiCo to review label of Aquafina water brand. Read more.