Bottled Water: Water that is packed in sealed
containers of various forms and capacities, and which is
offered for sale as a foodstuff for human consumption, but
does not contain sugars, sweeteners, flavourings or any
Carbonated bottled water: Bottled water which,
after possible treatment and packaging, has been made
effervescent by the addition of carbon dioxide.
Natural Mineral Water: Natural water that has a substantially constant temperature and mineral and trace element composition acquired from the rock strata through which it has moved.
Natural Water: means bottled water derived from an
underground formation which has not been modified and has
not undergone treatment other than: separation from
unstable constituents by decantation or filtration,
removal of carbon dioxide, addition of carbon dioxide.
Prepared water: means bottled
water that has undergone any treatment acceptable for
bottled waters and may originate from any type of
Bottled water sourced from an underground formation from
which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth,
and which is collected from the spring or a borehole
tapping the underground formation, and which may be
classified as a 'natural water' or 'water defined by
origin', depending on the treatments undergone.
Water defined by origin: Water originating from an
underground or surface water system, which flows naturally
from its source, e.g. spring water, artesian water, rain
Distillation: Water is vapourised and, then condenses which- leaves the water free of any dissolved solids (minerals).
De-ionisation: Water is passed through resins which remove most of the dissolved minerals.
Reverse Osmosis: Water is forced under pressure through membranes which remove around 90% of the dissolved minerals.