The FDA may have some news for a self-proclaimed “water snob.” I’m Amy E. Feldman.
British influencer Ryan Dubs put out his so-called water snob video on TikTok that’s now gone viral. In the video, he claims he spends two thousand dollars a month on bottled water so he can keep himself hydrated. So here’s the thing. What he—and many others—might not realize is that there are regulations on the bottles of water you buy, and what the label says tells you more than you realize about what’s actually in that hydrating bottle.
According to FDA regulations, if the label says “spring water” it means it comes from an underground formation and flows naturally to the surface. If you see the words “public source water” on a label it means it comes from the tap and is put in bottles. So before you spend two thousand dollars a month on bottled water, see if you’ve been drinking—and liking—tap water in a snobby bottle.