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Dany asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 2 months ago

Why do people buy bottled water ?

I work in a Canadian grocery store

i put on tablet packages of 24, 48, bottle of water

Why ?? free tap water, good tast, cold in the fridge

Update:

bad for planet ? 

Update 2:

taste is very good, very cold tap water 

Update 3:

Quebec water no problem

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Much depends where you live. Every time we go to Spain for a 

    vacation we are reminded not to drink tap water, so we buy bottled

    water for health reasons.

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  • patty
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    people have a fear of tap water

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  • 1 month ago

    The bottle water I buy comes from a spring and costs less than 8 cents a bottle. I'm on the go a lot and can just grab one or two and take them with me. I've never bought a water bottle from the store that I have to fool around with and constantly wash to keep clean, and for my usage, I would need four bottles (two for me, two for my wife) if we each want two to take somewhere.

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  • 1 month ago

    safer than tap water

    • Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      the UK Australia NZ Singapore have safe Tap water and with every Bill i get a report of the standard of Sydney water

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  • 1 month ago

    they are self important yuppie scum

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  • 1 month ago

    because ads make people ignore the fact it is actually tap water...

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  • 2 months ago

    Travels well, is better than sucking down sugary soda, a sealed bottle is guaranteed hygienic, the water can be frozen in the bottle to stay cold all day (including keeping one's lunch cold), the bottle is disposable when empty (if space or weight is an issue), bottled water can be more pure / less minerals and chemicals; it keeps you (and others) employed

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I've found tap water that was so high in sulfur that you wouldn't want to wash with it, let alone drink it. And once you get outside the developed countries, tap water may be loaded with coliform bacteria.

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  • 2 months ago

    bottled water is thought of to be safer than tap water. however, there are some companies exposed for using tap water for bottled water and calling it "bottled water"

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    • curtisports2
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Exposed for calling bottled tap water bottled water?  What is false about that?  It's false to call something 'spring water' when it comes from a public reservoir (unless a spring is the reservoir's only source).

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  • 2 months ago

    Some tap water tastes bad, some is undrinkable

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