Water. The zero calorie refresher is now the choice Americans reach for when parched. For years, nutritionists pushed the fact that humans should consumer 8 glasses of water daily and soda is full of sugar. Many would go as far as to say soda can be used to clean car batteries…I have never tried but heard it is true. And now finally consumers in the US are buying bottled water at an alarming rate. Is it just health reasons that people in the US want water or is it something else, something darker like fear. There is this growing mistrust of faucet water especially with the catastrophes of toxic sickening faucet water. Check the article below.
Americans Are Finally Drinking More Water Than Soda
Despite the obesity epidemic still holding strong in America, healthy eating and drinking trends have continued to gain steam. For the first time ever, Americans will buy more bottled water than carbonated drinks. The largest producers of bottled water in the U.S. — Nestle, The Coca-Cola , PepsiCo, Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.— have pointed to a few reasons for this shift in consumption.
On the one hand, consumers are moving toward healthier, calorie free, convenient hydration options, like bottled water, and away from sodas — soda consumption hit a 30-year low in 2015. On the other hand, Americans are increasingly scared to drink tap water, Bloomberg reported.
Plumbing Issues Lead contamination scandals in Flint, Michigan; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C., have put the infrastructure issue in the spotlight. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than $380 billion should be invested in order to preserve and/or replace key parts of the current water infrastructure — and, of course, this does not look attainable