Aquafina is out of Wichita, Kansas and owned by Pepsi Cola Inc., and they are by far the largest water producer followed by Dasani out of Atlanta, Georgia, which is owned by Coca Cola. These two competitors pretty much control the U.S. market. Perrier is ranked 5th in our country.
One thing that I find funny, and I’m guilty as well because I grab bottled water from convenience stores all the time, and that is if we paid the same price per gallon of gas as we do per gallon of water, it would be over $10 a gallon. Think about how easy it is to take water and run it through a filtration system and then fill plastic bottles to send to the stores, compared to the much higher costs of producing a gallon of gas. Both Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola make more than four times the profit margin than what the oil industry does.
It’s not the oil executives who are gouging us, it’s both the Coke and Pepsi companies. True story!