Bottled water is part of the packaged beverage industry. The price of bottled water as all packages beverages reflects the investments necessary to ensure its convenience, safety and quality .These investments include permits and licences, testing, bottling, packaging, quality control, marketing, transport and distribution costs. At Nestlé Waters, we also invest in water resource management and preservation.
Bottling and commercialisation first began in Europe in the mid-16th century, with natural mineral water sourced from Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. Natural mineral waters were first sold in pharmacies in the 17th century as medicinal waters!