Bottled water may be out of the faucet

July 27, 2007 at 8:11 AM
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NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- Some bottled water is just tap water, a New York environmental lawyer said.

"Two of the leading bottled water companies, Dasani and Aquafina ... are really nothing more than tap water sent through a couple of filtering processes that in most cases are unnecessary," Eric Goldstein of the New York Natural Resources Defense Council told CBS News.

CBS reported that consumers may be able to find out if the bottled water they are buying is tap water by looking under the bottle cap. Some caps say "bottled from municipalities."

Goldstein told CBS that for most people "bottled water is an extravagance."

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