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27 August, 2009

Water for the wet

I can't imagine ever choosing to buy a bottle of spring water, but I've just been given one, left over from yesterday's University open day.

Apparently, a certain brand of water is "drawn from organic land".  How pathetic.

Firstly, spring water tends to be pumped from deep underground – if there's soil water in it, something's gone wrong.
Secondly, water percolates into bedrock from a huge catchment area – the claim that an abstraction point happens to be on an organic plot is utterly irrelevant unless the entire district is certified as 'organic' too.
Thirdly, don't be so ****ing precious. It's water. Unless it's specifically contaminated and verifiably unfit for consumption, it doesn't matter.


Not to mention the utter waste involved in producing all the plastic bottles, filling them with water, packaging them and transporting them, when simple tap water - perhaps filtered through something like a Brita filter - is just as good.

Posted by Jon. at August 27, 2009 04:31 PM
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