Water Is Water? Discover Different Types of Bottled Water

There are various types of water, including bottled, tap and drinking water.

Bottled water has a pleasant and unique taste, is of guaranteed quality and is not chemically treated. It is regulated by specific quality-control standards and by packaging and food-contact standards (covering hygiene, additives, labelling, marketing and traceability).

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A handy, portable way to access good-quality drinking water at any time of day and while on the move, whether at work or at school or when commuting or exercising, bottled water comes in three types:

Natural mineral water can be still or sparkling, always has an underground origin, is bottled close to the source, has a stable mineral composition and benefits from full traceability. Chemical or antimicrobial treatments are not allowed.

Spring water is usually still. Of underground origin, it is often bottled close to the source. It has a variable mineral composition, full traceability, no chemical treatment and limited antimicrobial treatment.

Drinking water can originate from different sources and is sometimes bottled at the source. It has a variable mineral composition and antimicrobial treatments are allowed, to ensure safety and quality.


Nestlé Pure Life

This brand is an innovative multi-source concept, based on producing high-quality water in several different locations − never too far from the consumer, so as to minimize transportation distances. The result is a more affordable price for consumers and a reduced impact on the environment.


Did you know?

The average worldwide consumption of bottled water per capita is 50L per annum. The greatest consumers of bottled water are: North America (125L), Western Europe (123L), Latin America (89L), Eastern Europe (50L). Asia/Oceania consumes 36L and Africa/Middle East only 31L(1)

Sources: Zenith International, 2015