Every year, I get a report in the mail from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) with detailed information about the quality of the water that us Angelenos get out of our taps. But have you ever seen a similar report from any of the companies behind the biggest bottled-water brands? I sure haven't.
That is because tap water is more closely regulated than bottled water, even though bottled-water consumers spend over 100 times more for essentially the same product. Companies selling bottled water are not required to disclose where they get their water nor other important information about its quality.
Check out this report featured today on the Today Show:
So what's in your water bottle? Guess we'll never know...