Where does the water come from that we buy bottled in our supermarkets and, in fact, anywhere we look?
Little did I know, and you may not either, that as co-author of Blue Gold, the Fight
to Stop Corporate Theft, Maude Barlow says: “Fierce disputes are being waged in communities around the world where companies like Coca-Cola and Nestle are aggressively seeking new sources for their “boutique” water, draining acquifers and even buying up whole water systems. The bottled-water industry is growing at a rate of more than 20 per cent a year.” Author Vandana Shiva has written a book
illuminating similar issues, called Water Wars.
It seems to me it is time to mind our own watersheds, buy good filters for our taps so we can safely drink our local water, and when we want to take bottled water with us, we go with stainless steel bottles. This way we protect ourselves from plastics, don’t use water that belongs to others, and ensure our local water is