You are here: Home Environment Water U.S. Bottled Water Sales Break Record U.S. Bottled Water Sales Break Record U.S. bottled water sales in 2011 broke the record for sales in 2007, the previous record-holder. In 2011, 9.1 billion gallons of bottled water were sold in the U.S., topping the 8.8billion gallons sold in 2007. by Heather Carr May 18, 2012, 2:00 am 2 Comments U.S. bottled water sales in 2011 broke the record for sales in 2007, the previous record-holder. In 2011, 9.1 billion gallons of bottled water were sold in the U.S., topping the 8.8billion gallons sold in 2007. Overall beverage sales dropped during 2008 and 2009 because of the lagging economy, but picked up in 2011 by about 0.9% over 2010. Bottled water sales also dropped during the recession, but the increase in 2011 was 4.1% – five times as fast as all beverages and twice the amount the economy increased. The sales increase is surprising because of the many initiatives against bottled water. It’s been banned in national parks, college campuses, and even entire cities. Still, many people believe that bottled water is healthier than tap water. The convenience is also listed as a prime reason people buy bottled water. ValeStock / Shutterstock.com See more Previous article New Online Vegan Cooking Class Teaches Vegan Cooking for Everyone Next article ‘Noochesan’ Pasta Topping 2 Pings & Trackbacks Pingback:Link Party #15 | Important Media Insights Pingback:Come Join Important Media’s Link Party Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.