There are typically two types of water that is bottled for sale to the public, purified water and spring water. Purified water is nothing more than regular tap water that has been put through a purification process. While spring water is derived from an actual natural spring in the ground.
Do you know exactly where your favorite bottled water comes from?
Below is a list of some of the most popular bottled water brands and where their contents originate from.
Dasani: Purified water, local water supply.
Nestle Pure Life: Purified water, well or municipal water.
Aquafina: Purified water, public water sources, 40 bottling facilities in the U.S.
Poland Spring: Natural spring water, springs in Maine.
Smartwater: Purified water, municipal water systems.
Deer Park: Natural spring water, springs across the U.S.
Ozarka: Natural spring water, springs in Texas.
Crystal Geyser: Natural spring water, springs across the U.S.
Fiji Water: Single source in the pristine, tropical Fiji Islands.
Evian Water: Mineral water coming from several sources near Évian-les-Bains, on the south shore of Lake Leman in South-east France.
Arrowhead Water: Comes from carefully selected mountain springs in California, Colorado and Western Canada.
Walmart Branded Bottled Water: Comes From Sacramento Municipal Supply.
Shaws and Hannaford Branded Water: Shaw’s brand water and Hannaford’s ‘Nature’s Place’ water both come from the Niagara Bottling Company. Niagara comes from carefully sourced springs, wells and/or municipal water supplies.
Whole Food Bottled Water: First off, it is known that this brand of water contains high levels of arsenic. Just google it! According to the label, the water originates from the Starkey Hot Springs in Idaho.
And here is where the every so popular coconut water comes from.
Vita-Loca Coconut Water: Made in Brazil, while the bigger ones are made in Malaysia (where it’s said that the best young coconuts in the world are harvested).
And there you have it! Now you know which water is worth a pretty penny and which water isn’t!