Whether you're a bottled water drinker or someone who prefers drinking water straight from the tap, there are a few things you should know about the source of your H20. First of all, just because it's in a bottle doesn’t necessarily mean that the water comes directly from a natural spring or well. There are also a number of different kinds of bottled waters. Here are six of the most common types:
6 Types of Bottled Water
water (also referred to as demineralized
water) is essentially tap water that has been purified through a distillation,
deionization, or reverse-osmosis process. It is typically taken from metropolitan
water sources and then put through commercial filters to remove any chlorines,
detritus, or other trace elements that should not be in the drinking water.
water comes from a well that penetrates
through the water table. The well water that is bottled for public consumption
is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); however, private
drinking water wells are not subject to EPA standards.
water is a type of well water that is
derived from an aquifer — a water-bearing underground layer of rock
water is sourced from a natural spring,
where water flows directly from under the earth’s surface.
water is natural water that comes from a
well or spring. It contains dissolved minerals and other trace elements (at
least 250 parts per million). While some people believe that mineral water has
more health benefits than other types of bottled water, the FDA does not allow
a producer to add more minerals to the water or claim that it provides health
water is spring or well water that
contains dissolved carbon dioxide, which makes the water naturally carbonated.
Producers can replace the carbon dioxide that was lost during processing but
cannot add more carbonation to what was naturally in the water.