A. AGD: Lets go back in time to July 2012, one of the hottest month of the year. THe outdoor temperature is in the highs 80 degrees. You are in desperate need of calming your thirst, so you enter a Walgreens, and head straight towards the cold beverage aisle. You ask yourself, should I grab a soda, a orange juice, maybe a water. I don't know what you would choose, but I would grab a bottle of water. B. Credibility: I've been drinking bottled water ever since I've known myself. I've also researched about this topic for 4 weeks in addition to consuming it in larger proportions than any other beverage, in the last 5 years. C. Relevance: According to the International Bottled Water Association ,May 21, 2012, each year, water bottle consumption increases by 3 to 4 %. In 2011, total U.S. bottled water consumption increased to 9.1 billion gallons, up from 8.75 billion gallons in 2010, , with every person in America now drinking an average of 29.2 gallons of bottled water last year. While all other major beverage categories such as carbonated soft drinks, milk, and fruit beverages continue to suffer declines in consumption, bottled water rates head in the opposite direction. D. In the next 4 minutes, I am going to talk to you about bottled water. E. First, I’m going to tell you what bottled water is. Second I’ll discuss about the nutritional values of bottled water. Finally, I will talk about bottle maintenance when drinking bottled water.
I. What it is
1. Bottled water is drinking water (e.g., well water, distilled water, Mineral water, or spring water). 2. packaged in plastic or glass water bottles. Bottled water may be carbonated or not. Sizes range from small single serving bottles to large carboys for water coolers. B. History
1. According to a Texas State University, research paper, May, 2006, the earliest modern bottled water company was founded in the United States in the middle of the 19 th century. In 1845, the...