Many states and some cities and countries require that bottled water sold within their jurisdiction must meet their own health standards.  Whereas the health standards generally require the water to meet the maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) set by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), some states have stricter standards.  The states have specific labeling requirements and some states have refund policies.  The SDWA is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency..  The

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is rrequired to adopt the SDWA standards.  New solutes may be added from time to time as the EPA discovers more hazardous substances.  Bromate, the product of ozonating dissolved bromide became regulated January 1, 2002.  Also, the arsenic standard was revised downward to 10 parts per billion in early 2002.  Other substances such as di-methylnitrosamines and common household drugs such as darvon, dilantin, estrogen and others are under study.

The various political jurisdictions that require certification will require that the laboratory analysis be conducted by a laboratory that has been previously approved by them.  Some states will charge for certification and other do not.

The certification process is a paper nightmare that must be continually updated.   If you have an existing bottling facility or are opening a new facility and wish to get rid of this nightmare, let WaterBank® do this for you.  Our rates are exceptionally reasonable.   Click here for our rate schedule.


Labeling must meet state informational requirements and glue requirements.  California, for example does not allow pressure sensitive labels.  New Mexico does.  Labeling must contain analytical, refund, and certification information.  WaterBank® can do the artwork on your label and, subject to your approval, can provide (esp) files to your printer for printing of the labels.

If you are interested in these services please contact us.

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