People have commented that it is the size of the bottle that is at issue in the baggie.......that is true up to a point.
I always travel with two empty water bottles that I fill up after I clear security. I am talking about quart size (or larger) bottles. The TSA people see them quite easily, but since they are empty I have never been questioned.
An earlier post stated that no bottles larger than 3 oz could be in hand luggage at all, and that is not true.