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Worlds Biggest Bottled Water Brand Admits It Is Just Tap Water

Health & Wellness  (tags: Aquafina, bottled water, tap water, fraud, save your money )

- 341 days ago -
Aquafina has changed its labels to specify P.W.S. Public Water Source under pressure from Accountability International. It is just processed tap water the same stuff that you can find in your kitchen sink.

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Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 4:21 pm
Thanks Evelyn for pointing this out. Evelyn has been very busy but she hasn't forgotten us.

Evelyn B (61)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 4:34 pm
There was an excellent video posted on this topic, about 2 years ago -
A (? NY?) restaurant, offering a "bottled water" menu with fancy names and a "water waiter" advising ...
But in fact the bottles were all filled from a hose out back. Only after the clients had done a "water tasting", rating different labels etc, were they informed of the hoax.

It was part of a campaign to educate people about the false confidence people have in labels on bottled water ...

Thanks, Dandelion!

Animae C (516)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 4:42 pm
And don't think you are safe if you have water home delivered, as many here still do!

Many years ago i used to get water delivered in those large plastic 10 litre containers.
One day i watched the delivery guy from my window come into my yard looking left & right as he did so, get my garden hose & fill the tank in the back of the truck!!!
That was when i invested in a good water filter & i haven't bought water since!!!

Freya H (358)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 4:57 pm
Helium-Double-Hockey-Sticks, most of us have known that for decades!

Bryan S (105)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 6:38 pm
I used to get mad at my mom for regularly buying cases of bottled water wrapped in more plastic. Just get a metal water bottle and a filter. It's not rocket surgery!!

Evelyn, I remember seeing that video.


Janis K (126)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 7:36 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 10:14 pm
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 4:51 am
Now that is brazen Animae. Normally they'd fill them not right under your nose.. I hope you reported that company; I suppose for as much good it would do you.

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 5:20 am
I agree, many of us have known this for a long time, but it is good that they are now required to say so.


Winn A (179)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 6:11 am
No surprise here . . . .

Lone F (67)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 6:52 am
Noted - thanks Dandelion

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 7:08 am
The only time I have ever bought bottled water is when I was at a UK airports and they don't have water fountains like US airports.

Roberto MARINI (90)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 8:43 am
thanks for this post Dandelion

TOM TREE (246)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 2:57 pm

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 7:09 pm
Crazy. Glad I don't buy tit. Thanks Dandelion

Janet B (0)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 8:27 pm

Tamie R (0)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 2:51 am
Read an noted

Mike M (40)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 11:57 am
Yes just a scam to take your money and fed you lies, pollution and chemicals while you try to take care of yourself from the other crooks who are doing the same thing. "aint capitalism great when is run by greed

TOM TREE (246)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 2:13 pm
Interesting ... Thanks for the Info
Thank You 4 Sharing .....

Sheila D (28)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 6:45 pm
Yes, but they do filter it over and over and over and over.....

Janet B (0)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 7:32 pm

Danuta W (1251)
Friday August 11, 2017, 5:21 am

Anne K (139)
Friday August 11, 2017, 4:48 pm
Thanks, Dandelion.

Janet B (0)
Friday August 11, 2017, 8:33 pm

Lindi S (45)
Friday August 11, 2017, 10:43 pm
OH MAN!!! Good news then! Exposed! With-holding the truth ... isn't that like .... lieing!!!

MmAway M (507)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 3:17 am
Thank you Dande, I actually taste no difference between that and the tap water in the house that my Dog won't even drink. There was one filter system I had I will look up and send it to you, it was great, but I must of worn it out since that started to taste like CARP...S...T Trying to mind my pees and q's here. lol

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 7:30 am
Just place it on the thread, the name, Marilyn, my water is very drinkable but others may need the information.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 11:59 am
Thank you

Janet B (0)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 8:30 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 10:53 am
At least they admitted it. Think most bottled water is right from the tap. But billions are addicted to the BS.

Janet B (0)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 8:23 pm

Sue L (61)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 9:49 pm
Am I missing something? I thought this was common knowledge that many bottled waters are simply filtered tap water.

MmAway M (507)
Monday August 14, 2017, 12:22 am
No link Dande, the tap water tasted just a horrible as the bottle water does. Even My Dog won't drink it! I have a Shaklee water filter. No link it's for natural products.

Sheryl G (360)
Monday August 14, 2017, 3:52 am
I think that they admitted it is the point. Many of us knew this from investigative media this now places the company on record by admission.

Sue L (61)
Monday August 14, 2017, 5:46 am
I agree that it is great to have the water clearly labeled so people know it isn't anything special and that it isn't naturally sourced spring water. But whether it's spring water or filtered tap water the result is the same-most plastic water bottles are not recycled and end up as part of huge plastic piles in the ocean unfortunately.

Sheryl G (360)
Monday August 14, 2017, 9:30 am
Agree bring your own thermos. Perhaps if people understand there is nothing special they'll stop buying the plastic water bottle water and do what we use to do, a thermos.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday August 15, 2017, 5:54 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday August 15, 2017, 8:39 am
Noted, Thank you

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Tuesday August 15, 2017, 2:06 pm
Thanks for sharing. I drink tab water.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday August 16, 2017, 12:46 am
Just goes to show.

Joanna M (139)
Wednesday August 16, 2017, 7:40 am
My city is fortunate enough to have excellent tap water - so excellent, in fact, that several years ago there was talk of bottling and selling it.

But I'm one of the few people at work that will actually drink from the water fountain. Why? Many people turn their noses up, saying they "don't drink tap water." I literally LOL.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday August 17, 2017, 12:06 am

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday August 26, 2017, 7:30 am
Thanks again

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 2:19 am
Thanks again

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday August 28, 2017, 2:53 am
Thanks again
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