Bottled Water of the World

Today about three thousand brands of bottled water and mineral waters are available around the world. The growing trend has generated a large demand, and almost every day a new bottled water brand or company is born.

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A Natural History Of Bottled Spring Waters
by Francis H. Chapelle, Katy Flynn Brown

"Many people consider ground water deep beneath their feet as mysterious, perhaps even supernatural. To clarify matters, hydrogeologist Frank Chapelle has written a definitive history and science of subsurface water in his Wellsprings, a book both accessible to the lay reader while being filled with startling nuggets of information pleasing to the professional water scientist."—Donald Siegel, professor of earth sciences, Syracuse University.

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When you open a bottle of Fiji Water today you drink the rain water that fell around 450 years ago at the time Balboa discovered the Pacific. Carbon dating tells that the what we drink today from a bottle of Fiji Water is rain that fell more than 450 years ago, and it has been percolating ever since through layers of silica, basalt and sandstone.

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