BOTTLED WATER IN PROPORTION
Bottled water is a major global industry sector. Consumers spent $107 billion on bottled water in 2010. But how much of our precious natural water resources does it require ? Wateronline.com reported some revealing figures earlier this month. The United States uses an average 79.6 billion gallons of groundwater per day. Agricultural irrigation accounts for most of this – 53.5 billion gallons or 67%. Spring and artesian bottled waters take up a massive … 0.02%. Happy World Water Day.