Over 30 percent of the bottled water sold in Taipei is nothing more than tap water, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by city environmental protection authorities and released Monday. Twelve of 34 items tested by the Taipei city government's Department of Environmental Protection were tap water purified by manufacturers prior to sale, the survey shows. Ten of the products examined, or 29 percent, used mineral ground water, while eight used mineral water from artesian sources, according to the survey. The remaining four products tested were sea water. The department said the public should pay attention to the packaging information on the source of water they buy.
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