Researchers "surprised" to find more bacteria in bottled water than tap water
June 9, 2010
Researchers in Canada measured bacteria counts in bottled water and in tap water from some sample sources, and found that the bacteria levels in bottled water was in some cases astronomically higher
than what was found in typical tap water. Considering the degree to which American and Canadian tap (and bottled) water sources are comparable -- Iowa, for instance, shares most of its drinking water and wastewater
standards with Ontario under the Ten States Standards
-- this story should serve as yet another nail in the coffin for the idea that bottled water is "safer" than tap water. It may be convenient and portable, but it's really not categorically safer.
last revised June 2010