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The history of bottled water, as written in a website I visited, states: “The first bottle of water happened in 1622 in United Kingdom’s Holy Well bottling plant.” In an effort to copy the fizziness of mineral water, Johann Jacob Schweppes manufactures carbonated water in Geneva, Switzerland. Marketed by the Schweppes company and the rest – as they say – is history. There were signs of carbonated water being born in the USA in 1809. Perrier in 1977-1981 positioned itself as “Earth’s First Soft Drink”, benchmarking the moment when bottled water begins its commercial dominance (although the initial boom is just for sparkling mineral water — not flat water). U.S. annual consumption reaches 9.67 billion gallons — that’s an average of 30.8 gallons per person. Unabridged, we’re gulping more bottled water and less tap water, increasing domestic bottled water sales to $11.8 billion. Well, how did bottled water business become an 11 billion-dollar industry? And bottling something that comes right to your tap already. Where does this water come from really? Will there be a depletion?