CRP 109 - Final Presentation - Bottled Water: Paying for...

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Bottled Water:  Paying for Quality or Wasting Money?   Dustin VanDenBerg November 14, 2007 CRP 109 Final Presentation http://www.flickr.com/photos/3336/134463728/
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Quick Facts Consumption: 1978 – 415,000,000 gallons 2001 – 5,400,000,000 gallons Source : Glennon 1 NRDC – Increase in  consumption because “bottled  water is pure” Americans purchase bottled  water for: Convenience Fashion “Taste” Source : Minnesota DOH http://whyfiles.org/177bottle_water/images/bottles.jpg
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Regulation Differences Tap Water Regulated by EPA  Bottled Water Regulated by FDA  Cannot have confirmed E. coli or fecal  Coliform bacteria. A certain amount of any bacteria is allowed. Filtered and/or disinfected No federal filtration or disinfection requirements. Violation of drinking water standards are  grounds for enforcement. Bottled water in violation of standards can still be 
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course CRP 109 taught by Professor Driskell,david during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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CRP 109 - Final Presentation - Bottled Water: Paying for...

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