Bottled Water Officially America’s Favorite Packaged Beverage

Roaring Spring, PA (March 13, 2017): Bottled water has become the nation’s favorite healthiest packaged beverage according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC).

The IBWA and BMC announced on March 9th the latest data showing that healthy, convenient, and safe, bottled water is America’s favorite packaged drink. Bottled water sales increased by 10 percent in 2016, and now total $16 billion (wholesale). In 2016, total U.S. bottled water consumption grew by 8.6 percent to 12.8 billion gallons, up from 11.8 gallons in 2015. In addition, per-capita consumption is up 7.7 percent in 2016, with every person in America drinking an average of 39.3 gallons of bottled water last year, while average intake of carbonated soft drinks slipped to about 38.5 gallons, BMC statistics show.

Scott Hoover, General Manager of Roaring Spring Water was very pleased to learn this news. “When we entered the bottled water business in the early 1980’s soft drinks were king and bottled water was just a curiosity. Each year consumer preference for calorie free, healthful bottled water has allowed our industry’s sales to grow and now we have eclipsed soft drinks as the No. 1 beverage in America,” said Hoover. “Roaring Spring Water and our staff are proud to be a part of this healthful trend.”

Bottled water has become consumers’ No.1 drink for many reasons, says Joe Doss, IBWA president and CEO. “Research and polling indicate people are continuing to make the switch from other packaged drinks to bottled water. BMC data from the past two decades shows that a large part of the sales growth for bottled water is the result of a “consumer shift” from sugar-sweetened beverage to bottled water,” says Doss.”

Hoover agrees bottled water’s versatility makes it easy to consume any time of the day and in most settings or situations. “Bottled water can be enjoyed cold or warm, and is available in various packaging types ranging from 3 and 5 gallon bottles to single-serve containers which Roaring Spring Water delivers for use in homes and offices.”

For more information on the significant growth of bottled water and Roaring Spring Water’s success in the industry, contact Scott Hoover, General Manager of Roaring Spring Water, 1-877-914-WATER (9283) or email For Roaring Spring Water product and delivery service information visit their website at