Bottled water serves a healthy purpose and is a renewal resource. With all the unhealthy liquid options available for quenching one’s thirst, we should applaud the availability of the option to choose a bottle of water rather than one of the sugary alternatives.

Obesity is a serious and costly health issue. For all our sakes, let’s hope that the switch to water continues.

We should be proud that Maine has been a leader in the responsible production and distribution of spring water for more than 100 years.

Richard B. Anderson

Portland