Bottled water is not necessarily any safer to drink than your tap water. In fact, much of bottled water comes from municipal water systems. Bottled water is considered a packaged product that is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Even though the bottle water industries have to adhere to quality standards, the FDA’s water quality testing requirements are far less stringent than the standards we meet. Monitoring is also less frequent than your tap water and the FDA does not require water-bottling companies to share their test results to consumers like the results we provide to our customers. Also, keep in mind bottled water creates a tremendous amount of plastic, which leaves a big environmental footprint. Then there is the consideration of cost. The price you pay for a gallon of water at your tap is considerably less than the price of a gallon of bottled water.