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Monday, June 22, 2009

Final straw? Anxiety grows about reaching water's limit

Published June 21, 2009 - Orlando Sentinel
On any given day, more than 3.6 million gallons of water — more than enough to fill five Olympic-size swimming pools — is sucked up from the ground in Florida, put into bottles and sold.

Bottled-water companies also draw a relative drop in the bucket compared with other beverage companies.

•Beer: Anheuser-Busch's Jacksonville brewery has a permit to draw more than 6.25 million gallons a day for the brewing, bottling and packaging of its beer.

•Juice: The Cutrale Citrus Juices USA plant in Leesburg is allocated 904,110 gallons of water per day for juice production, fruit processing and irrigating its 4.4 acres of landscaping.
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