Is the bottled water you drink any better than what comes out of the tap? Is it from the tap?
Most companies that sell H2O hate the idea, but the California Legislature wants to make it easier for people to find out what minerals, chemicals or bacteria are in the water they buy and whether its provenance is a well, an artesian aquifer, a spring -- mountain or otherwise -- or a municipal reservoir.
"People pay a premium for bottled and vended water because they believe it is healthier," said state Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), the author of a bill that is on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk. "But in many cases, it is the same water that is coming out of the tap."
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