NEW YORK -- Bottled water sales are continuing their upward rise, with no crest in sight, according to a published report. In 1995 Americans drank 2.9 billion gallons of bottled water -- an average of 11 gallons for every man, woman and child, and a 7.4% increase over the previous year -- according to Bottled Water in the U.S., a 1996 report released by Beverage Marketing Corp. here this month. The report predicts bottled water will continue to grow rapidly through the end of the century, ...

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