The testing required for bottled water products is based upon Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as individual state requirements. The testing required is based upon a variety of factors including product type, source type and location as well as which states the product will be sold in. Types of bottled water include: spring water, purified water, mineral water, sparkling, artesian and artesian well water and well water. There are legal definitions of the types of bottles water and how they can be labeled. The type of source such as well water or municipal water will have a large impact of what testing may be required. Municipal water is already tested so under the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, so the requirements for testing the source may be minimal, while well water would likely need more thorough testing. The state in which the source is located determines how the source is regulated and what tests are required. Finally the states in which the product is sold also have specific requirements for testing the final product and how often tests need to be done. Due to the complexity of the regulations, we need the questionnaire below filled out to provide you an accurate quotation for the testing required.
Potential New Source Evaluation
If you are considering a source for bottling, we offer a low cost preliminary screening analysis to evaluate the water quality before heavily investing in development.
The BevCheck is a 79 item test which includes heavy metals and minerals (lead, iron, copper, aluminum, arsenic, calcium, magnesium, etc.); inorganics (nitrates, nitrites, fluoride, chloride bromide); physical factors (hardness, TDS, pH, etc.); volatile organic chemicals (MTBE, toluene, xylenes, benzene, etc.) and disinfection by-products (THM’s and bromate by method 300.1).