Few think twice now, but there was a time, not too long ago that folks mocked the idea of paying a dollar or more for a simple bottle of water. "Why should WATER cost as much as a soda pop?". After all, we can turn our taps on in the kitchen and get it 'for free' - or so it seemed.
Now, we easily accept that the delicious, refreshing, uncontaminated water in that clear plastic bottle costs as much as the highly processed soda. But why IS the price of water so high? Why does Big Water over-charge for ...well WATER?!
This investigation took weeks of research and over the course of dozens of interviews, consumer studies, and near fatal overdoses of H2O, this reporter is prepared to tell you the truth on why the companies charge what they do for H2O in a thin plastic bottle...
...because they can.
This concludes what was supposed to be an indepth, six-week report. To my editor, I ask that you find someone else when you get an idea for a story from your kid's homework assignments.