Bottled water - just tap water really
Have you ever scoffed at people who buy bottles of water, instead of just getting some from the tap? Well, now you can really give it to them, as Pepsi have admitted that their Aquafina water is sourced at the tap.
Of course, the company insist that it isn't just tap water, as they put everything through a filtration process before it goes to the shops, but of course, if you live in the UK, all the water goes through an elaborate filtration process before it comes out of the tap.
They're not the only ones, mind. Coca-Cola's Dasani water also comes from the taps. We know this, because on some bottles of water, the source is something called PWS - and that means 'public water source'.
PepsiCo aren't happy that people are pointing out that they're selling tap water. They put out a statement which says: "[Our water] originates from public water sources and is then purified through a rigorous, seven-step purification process called Hydro-7™."
"Hydro-7™ is a state-of the-art process that includes reverse osmosis and other filtering methods. It removes things like chlorides, salts and other substances that can affect a water’s taste. That’s how we can ensure that you’ll get a clean, pure taste every time you open a bottle of Aquafina."
Tesco and Asda have also been selling tap water in bottles to everyone, always with a ridiculous mark-up, and the trade body for the UK's mains water suppliers, Water UK, have said that the water we get from our taps is cheap, healthy and safe, and there's absolutely no reason to filter it.
Sounds like Peckham Spring Water to us.
TOPICS: High Street News