In my last point I would just like to give out a general history about bottled water. Bottled water has been around for a very long time, maybe not in the plastic bottles that you see now, but used out of animal skin to transport it. One of the oldest discoveries of bottled water can date back to 1450 BC on the wall of Amenopthis II’s tomb. The Roman Empire built an extensive aqueduct system, an ambitious feat of engineering not surpassed until the twentieth century. At Rome’s peak, eleven aqueducts served the city. The Romans were discriminating about water quality and judged each source by the transparency and taste of its water. Aqua Marcia, which drew water from the Anio River 57 miles away, was regarded as the aqueduct with the finest water. Water from Jackson’s Spa in Boston was bottled as early as 1767 and sold as a curative. Mineral water from near Albany, New York, was bottled commercially around 1800, and twenty years later Saratoga Springs sold its first bottled water. Mountain Valley Spring began bottling in 1871. The bottling of natural mineral waters reached its height in the late nineteenth century; the rising popularity of "soda waters" then began to elbow mineral water out of the market. The latter was at this time sold primarily as a curative and a luxury drink for the wealthy. The global bottled water sales have increased dramatically over the past several decades, reaching a valuation of around $60 billion and a volume of more than 115,000,000 cubic meters in 2006.U.S. sales reached around 30 billion bottles of water in 2008, a slight drop from 2007 levels. The rate of consumption more than quadrupled between 1990 and 2005. Spring water and purified tap water are currently the leading global sellers. By one estimate, approximately 50 billion bottles of water are consumed per annum in the U.S. and around 200 billion bottles globally.
i got all of my information from these sources. "Great Lakes Law." 'Great Lakes Law' N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Jan. 2013. "Short History of Bottled Water." - FineWaters. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Jan. 2013.