ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) released a new infographic titled, “Very Small Water Use with Very Big Health Benefits,” comparing the water use of bottled water to other industries and beverages, according to a press release.
Citing data from the U.S. Geological Survey, the infographic illustrates that bottled water uses less than 0.004 percent of all the water in the U.S., while irrigation uses 31 percent and thermoelectric power uses 49 percent, stated the release.
The release reported that the infographic also shows how bottled water has been claiming a larger share of the packaged beverage market, illustrating an ongoing shift in consumption from soda to bottled water since 2000.
“The graphic shows sales volumes for soft drinks steadily declining, while bottled water grows,” said IBWA Vice President of Communications Chris Hogan. “Overall beverage consumption is relatively flat, so it’s clear to see that people are choosing bottled water rather than soft drinks, and not necessarily instead of tap water.”
The infographic is also available in Spanish, noted the release.
Read the entire release here.