Types of Bottled Water Defined
Brands: Deer Park, Evian & Poland Springs
Unfortunately, most all of bottled water labeled “spring water” isn’t what you think. Though the water is originally from a spring, that part is true. But because it comes into contact with air, bacteria and other contaminants, it must be “purified”, a fancy word for “boiled”, in order to pass FDA and EPA standards, to be sold to the public.
Brands: Dasani, Aquafina, Glacéau Smartwater, Nestle Pure Life & Most Bottled Water Brands
Originates from any source but has been treated by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other suitable processes to meet the U.S. Pharmacopeia definition of purified water. It is essentially free of all chemicals and, unfortunately, stripped of all minerals. Purified water may alternately be labeled according to how it is treated: distilled water, deionized water, reverse osmosis water.
Brands: Fiji Water® and Private Label Bottled Water from Pure Paradise Water of Virginia Beach
Artesian water comes from an aquifer; a naturally formed underground chamber consisting of layers of permeable rock that bears water, overlain by protective, impermeable rock that limits the entry of contaminates into the confined aquifer and pressurizes the chamber. The confined aquifer shields and protects the water from external elements. The water rises to the top of the aquifer and is collected. Typically, Artesian water contains 100% naturally occurring electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, magnesium and chloride.