Water wars

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Is your fancy bottled water any better than plain old tap water? Nope. Bottled “spring” or “mineral” water, just like tap water, is collected from a natural wellspring in the ground. And a quarter of bottled water actually comes from tap water, which is then dechlorinated and filtered.

While both types are regulated by the government, there are actually more rigorous inspections and rules for tap water. So unless you live in, or are visiting, a location with water safety concerns, tap is the safest, most eco-friendly route to your recommended daily intake of 64 oz. of fluids a day. Plus, using a reusable bottle helps reduce landfill waste!