As of 2015, some bottled water companies include Fiji and Dasani. Consumers can also purchase bottled Waiakea Hawaiian volcanic water from Waiakea, Inc. online for home delivery.
Popular bottled water companies include Evian Natural Spring Water, FIJI Natural Artesian Water and Mountain Valley Spring Water. As of 2015, Dasani was the best-selling national brand of bottled water.
Old or antique bottles are identified by their markings. Other factors that affect the value of the bottle include age, rarity and the overall condition of the bottle.
While bottled water typically contains an expiration date, it does not actually go bad. However, over time the taste of the water may change due to the plastic bottle's chemicals leaching into the water.
Good Guide tested the health, environmental and social impacts of bottled water and determined that Nestle's line of bottled waters is the highest rated. Brands under Nestle Waters North America's umbrella include Poland Spring, Deer Park, Ozarka, Ice Mountain and Calistoga. Gerber's Pure Water also
Bottled water ratings can be found at the Fox News and Gayot websites. The ratings vary greatly, mainly because bottled water is sourced and distributed in different versions.
Bottled water is about as safe as tap water. Both test positive for contaminants at about the same rate. Other considerations such as additives and hardness vary greatly by brand and municipality. Compare brands by researching water providers and ask a doctor about what is best for your health.
Consumers are able to compare brands of bottled water by the source and the purity of the water. Sources of bottled water are generally listed on the bottle, and studies by federal, state and private agencies and organizations assess water purity.
Popular brands of bottled water include Aquafina, Deer Park, Dasani, Poland Spring and Evian. Other popular bottled waters include Nestle, FIJI and Volvic. As of 2014, bottled water sales accounted for 17.8 percent of the beverage market.
It is possible to re-use water bottles as long as they are cleaned well at regular intervals. Bacteria from the hands and mouth can build up on the bottle over time and may cause health problems.