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Poll: Do you buy bottled water?

In light of a new survey on the safety of bottled water, we ask: Do you buy bottled water? Do you think it is convenient… or a waste of money?

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DO YOU BUY bottled water – or will you only go for it out of the tap?

For some people, bottled water is a handy way to hydrate on the go, while others think it’s a waste of money when you can just buy a reusable container and fill it from the tap.

The Food Safety Authority has released its latest statistics on how safe bottled water is, which show that 2 per cent of samples failed microbiological standards last year.

That was a drop of 5 per cent since 2007, but four of the 748 samples contained the presence of E.coli and/or Enterococci, while others showed signs of poor hygiene during the bottling process.

So today, we ask – do you buy bottled water?

Tell us the reasons behind your answer by leaving a comment below.

Poll Results:

I only buy it occasionally (909)
Yes, I buy it (824)
No, I don't buy it (430)

Read: Bottled water ‘safer’ – but industry still needs improvement>

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