Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tap Water Series: What is in Aquafina and Dasani?

Recent public service and campaigns have stressed
drinking tap water. Our Tap Water Series of Articles
will help show why Tap Water may not be the best source
of your water for drinking, cooking, and even bathing.

Aquafina Labels: It's Tap Water?!

What about Dasani?

The label on Aquafina a bottles will soon be changed to spell out that the drink comes from the same source as tap water, the brand's owner said Friday.

A group called Corporate Accountability International has been pressuring bottled water sellers to curb what it calls misleading marketing practices.

Aquafina is the single biggest bottled water brand, and its bottles are now labeled "P.W.S." The new labels will spell out "public water source."

"If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it's a reasonable thing to do," said PepsiCo spokeswoman Michelle Naughton .

The corporate accountability group is also pressing for similar concessions from The Coca-Cola Co. (nyse: KO - news - people ), which owns the Dasani water brand.

Dasani's Web site says that Dasani comes from local water supplies and is then filtered.

"We don't believe that consumers are confused about the source of Dasani water," Coca-Cola spokeswoman Diana Garza Ciarlante said. "The label clearly states that it is purified water."

Not all bottled waters are pure, spring, or natural water as their
labels may imply. Not all bottled waters are better than tap water.
Some are just like "tap" water.

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