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Companies that manufacture, distribute and sell bottled water products employ approximately 227,477 Americans, paying them $10 billion in wages and benefits.

From large cities to small towns, the U.S. bottled water industry is a critical component of our nation’s economy and infrastructure. Not only does the manufacture and sale of bottled water products create good jobs in the United States, but also it contributes to the national economy as a whole via the industry’s economic ripple effect that benefits agriculture, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and many other businesses whose livelihoods depend on the bottled water industry.

  • In 2019, the bottled water industry was a dynamic part of the U.S. economy, accounting for about $169 billion in output.
  • Bottled water manufacturers, along with their wholesale and retail partners, directly or indirectly employed approximately 714,356 Americans in 2019.
  • These workers earned $39 billion in wages and benefits
  • Members of the industry and their employees paid over $10 billion in direct federal taxes.
  • In addition, state and local governments benefited from over $6.9 billion in business and personal taxes paid by these firms and their employees.

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