Is the bottled water that cost you $1.79 really any better than filling your cup from the tap? It may not be.
During the dramatic rise in bottled water consumption in the last ten years, some bottling companies have
stretched their original water sources so thin they began to use common groundwater and wells near hazardous
contamination, all the while touting their bottled water as naturally pure and pristine.
Consumers have begun to take notice. Recently, a group of consumers filed a national class action lawsuit
against Nestle, the maker of Poland Spring water, claiming that Nestle uses common, heavily treated water
when bottling Poland Spring, but labels the bottles as spring water and charges consumers a premium price.
You can view photos pertaining to the concerns
with Poland Spring sources, read a summary of the lawsuit or
read the complaint.
This Web site provides information on consumer actions against bottled water companies that we believe are
duping customers into paying for what they could get straight from the tap. If you have information on bottled
water that you suspect is not living up to its claims, tell us about it.