Tzan wrote:I buy Poland Spring water at the supermarket in 1 gallon plastic containers, $1.00.
Its spring water from Maine.
I had a small job back in the 90's to design some office space inside a Poland Spring bottling plant in MA.
I saw they had mouse traps inside, all along the exterior wall.
They told me they also had traps around the outside of that wall and around the perimeter of the property line.
So they had 3 lines of defense against having mice poop in my water.
[quote= "Cody Lundin again, a few pages later"]
Bottled water is actually defined as a "food" under federal regulations and thus sits under the wings of the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for municipal
water supplies, or tap water, and is required to uphold much stricter standards. Unlike bottled water
companies, the EPA requires that local water treatment facilities provide users with a detailed description
of the tap water's source, and the end results of any testing, including violations in contaminant levels. You
might remember getting one of their little letters in the mail, profiling your water in minutia. While municipal
water companies are required to test for harmful pathogens several times per day, bottled water companies
are required to do so only once per week. I could go on about the testing differences. In addition, one-fifth of
the brands tested positive for synthetic chemicals like phthalate, an unsafe chemical that finds its way into
the water from the plastic container itself. The end result is that bottled water companies are not bound by
the same standards as municipal water systems, thus they have the option of providing your family with
water of a lower quality than you now receive from your kitchen faucet. [/quote]
Not even going to go there, man. If you aren't pulling my leg and are really that fucking stupid, imagine all the oil in a car replaced by sludge.