Water testing and knowing what's in the water you drink

Water is readily available to us – from bottles, fountains, and taps. You know who is supplying the water, but do you think about what is in that water? For anyone who took chemistry, you know that it is two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule; however, naturally occurring minerals and contaminants can infiltrate water, usually without being seen, tasted, or smelled. 

The only way to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of water is to regularly perform testing. You can request analysis of your municipal water and pay for a test on a private water supply. For bottled drinking water you can ask your service provider for a copy of their most recent test. At Palm Springs Bottled Water, we take testing and sharing of information very seriously.

This analysis is of the spring water we provide from our naturally occurring spring in Waukesha County. Most spring water contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which are picked up from the soil and rock surrounding the spring. We compare these levels with regulations set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA). Our goal is to fit within the most stringent standards – those of the IBWA. It is essential for us to use even stricter guidelines than is required by the EPA, FDA, and even your local municipality to ensure you are getting the absolute highest quality of water.   

Century Springs is proud that our local water source has a neutral mineral content, a mid-levelpH range of 7, no contaminants, and no sodium. 

In addition to testing the water as it comes out of the spring, we perform monthly, weekly, and hourly tests for contaminants that would compromise food safety, such as E. coli and coliform. Tests are performed on the water as it moves through our bottling plant, on the equipment in the bottling plant, and on our bottles and caps themselves as they arrive from the manufacturer. 

The water we deliver to you is either spring water, purified water, distilled water, or fluoridated water. Purified water is spring water sent through several processes to remove any impurities. Distilled water is boiled to such a high temperature to remove all of water’s natural minerals. Fluoridated water is spring water with added fluoride to help improve the dental health of those consuming it.

We do all these fancy tests, what does that mean? And what do we do with the information? The testing we perform is not just to say that we do a lot of testing. We actively work to improve our systems and plant sanitation regularly based on the results of the testing. Each analysis has meaning, and the results are utilized daily. 

Water is always moving, and so are we. To keep you healthy, we put in the extra time and money necessary to ensure that our water is the absolute best on the market, and you are armed with the information you need to be sure of it.   Should we note that CS recycles the caps and they go through rigorous disinfecting?