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Liquid Assets: The Big Business of Water

Quiz: QUIZ: Bottled Water

Question 1 of 10

According to the consulting firm Beverage Marketing Corp., how much bottled water do Americans drink in a year?

  1. 2.7 billion gallons
  2. 4.7 billion gallons
  3. 6.7 billion gallons
  4. 8.7 billion gallons
Correct!

In 2008, Americans drank 8.7 billion gallons of bottled water. That's a lot of water, but it actually represents the first decrease in consumption in this decade.

SOURCE: Bottled Water Boom Appears Tapped Out | Washington Post