Bottled Water

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An increasing number of Nebraskans are using bottled water or vended water as their primary source of drinking water. When choosing between bottled, tap, and vended water, consider that each has advantages and disadvantages.

See the following Nebraska Extension NebGuide for definitions of domestic bottled, imported bottled, vended, public tap, and private tap water; and learn about regulations and safety for each.

Drinking Water: Bottled, Tap, and Vended



Information presented within this section has been reviewed by current or former Nebraska Extension faculty including Julie Albrecht and Sharon Skipton.

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