FAQ!s

What is Aquafresh bottled water?

" Aquafresh Bottled water " is water which has been packaged in sealed containers for human consumption. The water can come from a variety of sources including springs, aquifers, or municipal supplies and may be treated to make it fit for human consumption.

Is bottled water regulated differently than tap water?

Yes. While bottled water is regulated federally as a food , the tap water distributed by municipalities is regulated by the appropriate province or territory. However, Health India is involved in the development of the Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. We contain guidelines for microbiological, chemical, physical and radiological contaminants. For each contaminant, the Guidelines establish the maximum acceptable concentration of the substance that can be permitted in water used for drinking. They are used by the provinces and territories as the basis for their own drinking water standards.

Are the requirements for imported bottled water the same as those for bottled water produced domestically?

Yes. All bottled water sold in India must comply with the Food and Drugs Act and its Regulations.

Is a license needed to start bottling water for sale?

The Food and Drugs Act and Regulations do not require bottled water operators to have a license to start bottling water commercially. However, the provinces and territories may have regulations, guidelines and policies that apply to the bottling of water. It is recommended that provincial and municipal authorities be contacted regarding standards and licensing requirements for bottling water.

Can bottled water be manufactured from municipal tap water?

Yes, except for mineral water or spring water. It is possible for a bottled water to be produced from municipal tap water that has undergone a treatment process to lower the mineral content and/or remove chemicals such as chlorine.

Are there bacteria in bottled water?

Yes, there can be. Bacteria are found in most bottled waters sold for drinking purposes. Bottled water is usually disinfected to remove harmful microorganisms but this treatment is not intended to sterilize the water. Sterile water is normally reserved for pharmaceutical purposes, such as in contact lense solutions.

Is bottled water safer than tap water?

Quality standards for bottled water and tap water are similar. Both bottled water and municipally distributed tap water that meet or exceed their required health and safety standards, are considered to be safe.

How should bottled water be stored?

Bottled water should be stored in a clean, cool and dry environment and out of direct sunlight.

How do I prepare water to store for emergency use?

When preparing water for emergency use, use clean bottles or containers that are made/intended for food use. The container and cap should be cleaned with hot soapy water and rinsed well.

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