Aquafina spells out water's source

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NEW YORK - So you thought that water in your Aquafina bottle came from some far-away spring bubbling deep in a glen?

Dasani's Web site says Dasani comes from local water supplies, is filtered using a process called reverse osmosis and enhanced with minerals.  AP / File
AP / File
Dasani's Web site says Dasani comes from local water supplies, is filtered using a process called reverse osmosis and enhanced with minerals.

Try the same place as the water in your tap.

PepsiCo Inc. is the latest company to offer some clarity about the source of its top-selling bottled water as it announced Friday that it would change the label on Aquafina water bottles to spell out that the drink comes from the same source as tap water.

A group called Corporate Accountability International has been pressuring bottled water sellers to curb what it calls misleading marketing practices.

The group has criticized PepsiCo over its blue Aquafina label with a mountain logo as perpetuating the misconception that the water comes from spring sources.

Aquafina is the single biggest bottled water brand, and its bottles are now labeled "P.W.S." The new labels will spell out "public water source."

"If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it's a reasonable thing to do," PepsiCo spokeswoman Michelle Naughton said Friday.

Aquafina water is taken from public sources then purified in a seven-step process.

The corporate accountability group also is pressing for similar concessions from The Coca-Cola Co., which owns the Dasani water brand, and Nestle Waters North America, seller of Nestle Pure Life purified drinking water, which gets some of its water from municipal sources.

Dasani's Web site says Dasani comes from local water supplies, is filtered using a process called reverse osmosis and enhanced with minerals.

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keepinitreal
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keepinitreal 07/28/07 - 07:27 am
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ooooh, and now that the

ooooh, and now that the source has been revealed, what difference will it make. What's gonna change? People need water for survival whether it's from a faucet or a bottle.

PlayaFace
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PlayaFace 07/28/07 - 07:47 am
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i always thought aquafina

i always thought aquafina tasted a little dirty...

try smart water... delicious

itamazezme
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itamazezme 07/28/07 - 09:34 am
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the majority of bottled water

the majority of bottled water is from the tap and just filtered and marketed to sound like its fresh from a stream somewhere. Save the earth, Just put a filtration system on your faucet at home and save yourself some money in the process.

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toppergem 07/28/07 - 07:39 pm
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None of this comes as a

None of this comes as a surprise..good ole tap water!

ACE
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ACE 07/29/07 - 12:50 am
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Hey...I've been drinking

Hey...I've been drinking "city" punch for years and it hasn't failed me yet.

AUG30904
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AUG30904 07/29/07 - 08:10 am
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everybody knows that it was

everybody knows that it was TAP water! Just know that you were paying for that drinking water twice, your water bill and the water in the store. "GOOD OLD TAP WATER DOES A BODY GOOD" you guys know there is a spring on wrightsboro rd with godd ole h2o in it!!!!

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