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Fluid Situation

June 24, 2014

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Profile America — Tuesday, June 24th. In the past, hot summer days meant that some enterprising youngsters in the neighborhood would set up a lemonade stand or the family would share a pitcher of iced tea on the front porch to cool off. In recent times, we usually resort to something in a bottle or can to slake our year-round thirsts. Today, the drink of choice is often a soft drink, usually carbonated. As a result, fizzy soft drink manufacturing is a nearly $35 billion a year business. Bottled water has surged in popularity in recent years. The 314 water bottling establishments in the nation ship nearly $6 billion worth of product annually. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at

Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 4172 NAICS 312111 NAICS 312112

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: May 20, 2014