Bottled Water Information

Americans spent $11 billion on bottled water in 2006, in part because they think it is somehow safer or better than tap water . . . But it's not. Instead of buying into the myth of purity in a bottle, Americans should. . .



Bottled Water is NOT Safer:
The federal government requires far more rigourous and frequent safety testing of municipal drinking water than bottled water.

Bottle Water Hurts the Environment:
After millions of barrels of oil are used to produce and ship plastic water bottles, 90 percent of them land in the garbage instead of the recycling bin.

What Can You Do?

Pledge to Take Back the Tap:

  • Choose tap water over bottled water whenever possible
  • Support policies that promote clean, affordable tap water for all.
  • Sign the pledge at

Click on the link below to find out where you can recycle bottles & cans in your community: