Did you know that much of the water used for bottled water in the United States comes from drought-stricken California? For some industry observers, that’s becoming increasingly problematic. Should the dry spell, now in its third year, continue, it could have devastating economic consequences not just in California, but all over the nation as well.
In the grand scheme of things, the amount of water used for bottling in the Golden State is only a small fraction of the one used for food and beverage production. Most of the state’s water supply (or about 80%) goes toward agriculture. Still, that any water is being bottled at all during a drought of such magnitude is disturbing.
According to Mother Jones.com, lack of regulation is to blame for the current state of affairs. California is the only state in the nation without laws governing the management of the groundwater resources from which so many firms derive their water. So any water that a company drills for and finds belongs to that company.
Polar Station believes that when you keep bottled water local, you not only lessen the strain on planetary resources, you also lessen costs for the consumer. That’s why our water and ice vending machines only create products from municipal resources.
While communities both near and far benefit from local production, Polar Station investors gain, too. Water is now the number one beverage of choice among consumers worldwide, which has made the bottled water industry one of the most profitable around.
If you’re looking to start a business that’s good for people, fair to the environment and offers an excellent source of secondary income, look no further. Polar Station is it!
Originally posted 2014-09-16 12:37:02.