Hardly !!! I rarely drink bottled water unless travelling. When I have in the past, I really couldn't care what brand it is or where it is from and the pH content of it. Water here in Australia is the best in the world, so I find no need to have bottled water. If I need water, I will fill a container from home with our lovely, healthy and clean tap water, and just refill it throughout the day !!
I don't normally buy bottled water (unless I'm stuck somewhere and don't have my own water bottle and am really thirsty) because I think it's a waste of plastic and money and environmentally irresponsible. I bring a bottle of tap water with me most places I go, so nope, no snobbery here. Why would the pH be an issue? Does it affect the taste? It doesn't make any difference health wise.
I have heard that alkaline water, which has a higher pH level than does plain tap water, is healthier for a number of reasons. I drink tap water because, well, it's cheaper, convenient, and produces less waste than bottled water. When my husband and I get our own place, however, we will purchase and install a stage seven reverse osmosis water filter for reasons important to us.
If that's so, and this goes for a lot of things, it's really quite astounding that people have no qualms about exploiting others for profit. Of course, this should not surprise, but it's so damn disheartening! Thanks, Jennifer.
We have installed a 100,000 litre underground rainwater tank. The water goes through a purification process before we use it. Our water is delicious and cool.
When I taste and smell town water I turn up my nose. I try not to buy bottled water but carry water from home in a reuseable bottle, but that is about the use of plastic as much as anything. If I am travelling and need to buy bottled water I am not concerned about ph or brand names. I do notice that I prefer the taste of some brands so would buy them if there was a choice. Also would prefer not to support Coke. They sell water too.