tap water

A Grassroots Anti-Bottled Water Movement

by wfnblog on January 10, 2013

In Arlington, Virginia, a county board member is crusading to ban bottled water and plastic bags in his city. In his campaign, he will use the argument that it takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce bottled water each year. In Virginia, local municipalities cannot regulate or tax any product without first having General […]


Water is a High Priority in China

by wfnblog on January 7, 2013

China is a growing global power in many ways and they are not afraid to spend money to increase their presence and power in the world. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies demonstrated that, if nothing else, the Chinese are precise, dedicated, and committed to the country’s cause. With a massive push to entice […]


The Truth about Tap Water

by wfnblog on December 27, 2012

It seems that no matter how hard municipalities work, people still spend tons of money on bottled water. The cost of bottled water is anywhere from 750- 2700 times more expensive than tap water, but chemically, it is no different than what usually comes from your faucet. In addition to bottled water being significantly more […]


This week (May 6-12) the American Water Works Association (AWWA) has designated National Drinking Water Week. The AWWA is the authoritative resource for safe public drinking water in our country. As the AWWA would say, “Only tap water delivers.” Unlike bottled water, tap water is well-regulated. It is immediately accessible, as much as you need, […]


Cooking: Tap Water Versus Filtered Water?

by wfnblog on January 7, 2010

The debate over tap water and filtered water has already entered several domains across the world. One more domain to add to this list of debate is whether or not filtered water is better for cooking than tap water. We are all familiar with the typical debate between tap water and filtered water. Depending on […]


A recent study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that bottled water contains chemical contaminants at levels routinely found in tap water. The findings are not new, however, as several recent studies have raised doubts about the image of bottled water as more pure than typical drinking water. The EWG study concluded, “Our tests […]