What is wrong with this picture?
These drink cases are from a local convenience store. There are three cases of all other kinds of flavored drinks compared to one case with water. So why is the bottled water industry vilified?
Here is some of the negative press about bottled water: It is not a good value per ounce; it is no healthier than tap water; bottled water produces garbage; and bottled water takes money away from municipal water systems.
Those of us who buy bottles of water are not looking for a bargain; we are looking for an alternative to soda and other artificial drinks. The other drinks are no bargain, either. There are many people who do not want to buy a drink with ascorbic acid, which is added to keep the product aesthetically pleasing.