Third Coast Water Seminar: The Profits of Distrust – Confidence in American Institutions and the Rise of Bottled Water

March 31, 2021

Dr. Manny Teodoro from the University of Wisconsin-Madison delivered this seminar. Tap water in the United States is widely available, inexpensive, and with few exceptions, quite safe. Yet the commercial drinking water industry in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the past 25 years. Why do people opt to drink more expensive and environmentally destructive water of dubious quality, rather than cheaper, sustainable, and more rigorously regulated tap water?