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Bottled Water vs Municipal City Tap Water – Comparison and Review for Choosing the Best Source – EPA and FDA Requirements


Summary. The best bottled water may be the one that you refill at your kitchen sink.

However, comparisons are difficult because, unlike municipal water, bottled water producers aren’t required to conduct regular tests.

The chart below offers a comparison between city municipal water testing and quality requirements compared to that of bottled water companies.

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The source material for the above chart was obtained from the University of Iowa Water Confidence Report.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com