To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
Halt commodification of water
Demand the halt of commodification of water!
Congress must investigate the full health, ecomonic and environmental impact of bottled water, and the manipulation of water resources by corporations who bottle and sell water.
Investigating the materials in the bottles as well as the impact of these bottlers on the community water supply is critical to insuring precious resources are conserved and safe water is available to all citizens.
Why is this important?
Water is necessary to all living things. Recently, bottling companies such as Coke, Pepsi and Nestle have attempted to manipulate water sources needed for municipal drinking, irrigation and natural habitat preservation to their own ends:profit. Not only are the plastic bottles showing up on the bottom of the Pacific ocean and in sea creatures' digestive systems, but the bottlers are also sidestepping FDA regulations by bottling and distributing within state boundries, thus eliminating the oversight of the FDA, which only regulates federal, i.e. interstate products. People have been fooled into thinking that bottled water is superior in quality to that of their local municipality, whose water sources are tested daily by the EPA. Often that same "inferior" water is bottled and then sold back to consumers at a huge mark up. Bottlers have fought against disclosing their sources, and continue to profit off consumer fear and misinformation.