Ensure Consumers’ Access to Bottled Water

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Bottled water offers many important benefits—including portability, emergency applications, and convenience. The bottled water industry had been particularly valuable during major crises, such as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and other calamities. Nonetheless, recent attacks against bottled water by environmental activists are undermining this industry and impeding consumer freedom. Congress has even held hearings on the alleged bottled water “problem.”