Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda. It’s a shift that decades ago might have seemed unthinkable – that consumers would buy a packaged version of something they could get free from a tap. But bottled-water sales have been growing in the U.S. ever since the arrival of Perrier in the 1970s.
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In 2017, Americans drank more bottled water than any other packaged beverage. Soda’s decline was H2O’s gain. Perrier kickstarted the bottled Water craze in the 1970s and acquired Poland Spring in 1980. In the 1990s, Coke and Pepsi entered the space with the Dasani and Aquafina brands. They are now the top sellers in bottled water.
Americans to Drink More Bottled Water Than Soda This Year. But Americans are this year for the first time expected to purchase more bottled water than traditional carbonated sodas. Projections from market research firm Euromonitor show that this year each American will on average purchase 27.4 gallons of bottled water, more than the 26.2 gallons of carbonated sodas.
Bottled water costs more than the water delivered from the typical municipal water system (Griggs says it costs 4,000 to 24,000 times as much as tap water, on a per volume basis). Bottled water is less safe than municipal tap water, too, since "EPA standards for tap water are stricter than those of the FDA, which governs bottled water."
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So living in Ontario where I can get bottled water so cheap, there’s no fucking reason for me to be drinking so much soda. Like I drink no less than five cans a day. If I even cut back to one or two and the rest entirely water, it would be much healthier than what I drink now.
Americans are Now Drinking More Water Than Soda. It’s official: Americans drank more bottled water than soda in Y 2016. After decades-long streak of strong growth, bottled water has surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the largest beverage category by volume in the United States in Y 2016, according to research and consulting firm beverage marketing corp.
Thus, the city’s infrastructure is unreliable; for example, distribution pipes lose 40% of the water before reaching the city’s homes. Yet Mexico consumes more bottled water than any nation in the world. Population growth is the cause of dried up wells, and the city.