Saratoga
Most of the Worlds' Bottled Water comes from someplace other than the USA. For 100's and even 1000's of years, the world has been drinking water from springs, or jugs or glass bottles. One water, however, has made its mark in history. From deep beneath the Adirondack foothills flows a well celebrated spring water. An illustrious history is associated with Saratoga® Springs, in upstate NY.

Since the 14th century the springs of Saratoga have quenched the thirst of generations with some of the most crisp, clean tasting waters in the world. In fact, the wealthy from Europe and America came to Saratoga Springs for generations, in large part to enjoy the fine mineral waters that flow from deep beneath the lush foothills. Soon Saratoga Springs became one of the most prestigious spa resorts in the country. 

In 1872 a small family owned business emerged with the discovery of a new, plentiful spring source in Saratoga. This spring had an especially sweet, crisp taste to it. Born was the Saratoga Spring Water Company, with the idea to bottle and distribute this delicious water for all to enjoy. For many decades Saratoga Spring Water Co. remained a family company, bottling the famous waters of Saratoga. Today, Saratoga Spring Water Co. shares generations of history, heritage, and knowledge. Saratoga Spring Water has been through many years of change, adaptation, and technology. Their updated bottling plant, and distribution system, operates at this same family-owned site as it once did in 1872.

Saratoga Sparkling & Non-Sparkling spring water is available in an award winning cobalt blue glass bottle, coming in two sizes, 28 oz (.83L) and 12 oz (.35L).

 
Water In The News

The National Park Service's "silly" Ban
On Bottled Water

It's coming up on 5 years, since the NPS began banning bottled water in some of their parks. Arguments on both sides....some saying it helps eliminate waste, however other's are quick to point out, it doesn't eliminate waste, it only redirects the purchase from a healthy choice, to an unhealthy choice. Bottled soda, has not been banned. Some parks have added boxed water, but that still adds a different waste product.

Apparently no one has any "real" knowledge, if the ban actually accomplishes anything. A recent report from Zion National Park claimed it had "eliminated the sale of 60,000 bottles of water, which is the equivalent of 5000 pounds of plastic not entering the waste stream." But the IBWA found, based on an average weight of an empty plastic bottle, 60,000 bottles weigh only 1225 pounds or 25% of Zion's claim. Congress is becoming irritated, and will be hearing from NPS Director soon. If he stands his ground, he'll need to convince Congress and the taxpayers, that this "silly" policy should not be reversed.

Is The Tide Turning?
First, the National Park System is being scrutinized for their "silly" ban (above), and now, could Massachusetts be reversing their Bottle Bill?

The state's 33-year-old beverage deposit law, could be facing a new challenge. A recent proposal seeks to boost municipal recycling programs while ending the practice of consumers toting their empty bottles and cans back to stores or redemption centers to get their nickel deposits back.

Attempts were made to expand the bill to include bottled water, but was met with a decisive defeat in 2014, and now goes even further to eliminate the 5-cent deposits altogether.

Which Continent Consumes
The Most Bottled Water?




Brands In The News


Functional Waters Market Reaches $12bn Value
We have introduced many of these functional waters, and have highlighted at least one every month.

According to Zenith International, the global market increased about 12% just last year, and an estimated dollar value up 11% approaching $12 billion. It is forecast to double over the next 5 years. Much of the growth (also as shown in the chart above) comes from the Asia-Pacific region.




And Now...
The Next New Idea...

Protein2o an enhanced water...is adding 15gms of protein to their water. The new brand is hitting shelves in Walmart. The water has 70 calories, and is the lowest ready-to-drink protein beverage on the market.


No, We're Not Making
A Political Statement

However, we do show bottled water in the news....and this is definitely in the news.





Believe It or Not


You Be The Judge
We dug through some archived images and....
well these bottles are samples of water taken from Chinese urban rivers and lakes.

Taken in Beijing, China; Xu Jiehua (r), the wife of the Chinese environmental activist Wu Yilong, who collected these samples. (Seriously? ...it looks like bottles of Gatorade)




In The Learning Corner

5 Signs You're Not Drinking Enough Water
So many articles are written explaining the health benefits of drinking water. Too many to write about. But here's a concise list with 5 reasons to keep yourself hydrated.

  1. You're tired - drinking water can boost your energy levels
  2. Your skin looks bad - drinking water can keep skin from looking dry and wrinkled from dehydration
  3. Your joints hurt - water lubricates joints and can help alleviate pain
  4. Your immune system is weak - Proper hydration can help prevent coughs, colds and the flu
  5. You're gaining weight - drinking water can help control appetite and keep calories down.

On The Lighter Side


 
 
 

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On average, 50% - 70% of household water is used outdoors for watering lawns and gardens.

A dripping faucet can waste up to 2,000 gallons/7,600 liters of water a year. A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons/260 liters of water a day.

On average, a drop of water which finds its way into Lake Superior from runoff or rainfall takes more than two centuries to travel through the Great Lakes system and along the St. Lawrence River to the ocean

Old Faithful, a geyser in Yellowstone National Park, can spout water 170 feet in the air. That is as high as a 17-story building.

The elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away.