The 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Survey found bottled water continues to be trending
Bottled water continues to be popular among consumers, according to a Water Quality Assn. (WQA) report. 78% of respondents to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study said they regularly consume bottled water, averaging 12 bottles daily per household. This number remains similar to the number found in the previous 2017 study.
According to a press release on the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study, health concerns associated with the chemicals in bottled water have led consumers to consider filtration devices, including refrigeration filtration, under sink filtration or end-of-tap filtration.
Many of the respondents (32%) cited convenience as a reason why they drink bottled water. Additionally, at 48%, almost half said they drink bottled water because they found it to taste better than tap water. Finally, 38% said they were concerned about contaminants in tap water.
The study was conducted by Applied Research-West Inc. in Jan. 2019 and was revealed at the 2019 WQA Convention & Exposition. The research explores other facets of national drinking water quality concerns, and this survey marked the seventh time in 15 years that the WQA commissioned the opinion research team.
Read the press release and learn more about the study here.