BY JULIANNE GLATZ
it Online, JUNE 21, 2007
|ILLUSTRATION BY RODNEY TURNER/MCT|
People who criticize bottled water seem to assume that everyone would drink tap water instead, but I’m not sure that that’s always true. Bottled water at least is an alternative to less healthy liquids. I’d much rather see children — and adults, for that matter — with a plastic bottle of water in hand than with a plastic bottle of soda or other soft drink. I occasionally drink bottled water — especially when traveling — and try to recycle as best I can. I use distilled water at home to make coffee and tea, because our well water’s high mineral content makes lousy brews. But in restaurants I’ll be having the tap water, please.