All You Need To Know About Bottled H2o

FarmBiz|November 2019

All You Need To Know About Bottled H2o
Buying bottled water is convenient and generally quite affordable. But have you ever thought about what is in bottled water? Where does it come from? How does it differ from tap water? And where does all that plastic go?
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Water sources

Spring water: Considered to be one of the purest forms of water, spring water is sourced from natural springs where water flows from an aquifer (underground layer of water) to the earth’s surface.

Mineral water: This water is high in minerals such as salts and sulphur compounds, due to the groundwater filtering through mineralised rocks. It can be extracted through a borehole, for example, or it naturally rises to the surface in springs.

Municipal Water: Municipal or tap water is treated water that is supplied to cities and towns. Water could be sourced from underground or surface water sources such as wetlands and rivers.

Treatment methods

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November 2019