Another fucked up thing that Nestle and the other major drink companies that have their own bottled water is that the stuff isn't "natural spring water". The water actually comes from natural aquifers and other city/state-owned water sources.
The bottled water companies just pump out local water sources, depleting them for the residents of the city/town/state, process it, and bottle it to sell elsewhere in the country/world for money. They deplete the water resources of people who need it and sell it elsewhere.
In the end, it's just tap water.
So messed up how the companies are preventing the installation of free water fountains for people.
People NEED water and should have free access to it. They shouldn't have to pay for water that they need in order to live.
I can't remember which article I read recently and can't find it in my browser history, but I recall having read about how it's the bottled water companies that have lobbied heavily to prevent installation of new infrastructure of public water fountains, and if I recall correctly they try to actively get such resources removed.
It's handy to keep some tap water/drinkable water on hand for emergencies, but you don't have to go out and buy the bottled water. You can reuse older containers and just fill it with your tap water, so in the event that the local water processing plant goes down or gets inundated/flooded with rain water or something and isn't safe to drink, you've still got a bunch of safe water on hand to drink during storms/natural disasters/etc.
Also, I've read that if the sewage plants go out during a hurricane/etc. having extra water on hand will flush your toilet when the plumbing isn't replenishing the water in your tank!