There is a growing movement of universities, restaurants, municipalities, and even states to stop buying bottled water, especially when tap water is available. The latest battleground state is Maryland.
This week, Fiji Water threatened to close their water bottling plant in Fiji -- not because they object to the country's military regime, but because the government announced that they intend to increase the business tax on bottled water.
About 105 million Americans -- or around one-third of the nation -- rely on some 140,000 public wells for their drinking water. The USGS's latest installment on the state of our drinking water sheds some light on the quality of that water.