Comment 124226

By GWW (registered) | Posted November 03, 2018 at 11:34:43

If you check on line, the bottled water industry sells 2.4 billion litres of water per year (2013) or 68 litres per Canadian. I don't like the packaging, and if it is lowering the water level at the local aquifer this isn't good. Otherwise, the water industry is making water more accessible to more Canadians. It certainly isn't precarious. This article has a hint of NIMBY'ism to it. It's a product clearly wanted by Canadians. Canadians are paying for the production/packing/distribution/retail costs for the product, the actual water is a marginal incidental cost.People are paying for the convenience, less than 20 cents for a half litre at grocery store in bulk, or up to $3 to $5 at a convenience store. There is plenty of competition in this sector unlike the dairy industry. I try to fill a reusable container at home, especially when out hiking or walking, but there are times I am traveling and want water, not a soft drink, and I'm guilty of buying bottled water. All the water ends up back in the environment , not as much will show up in the aquifer in the Guelph area.

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