Friday, 20 July 2007

Healthy Life With Mountain Spring Water

Water is water, right? Wrong!
Drink in these important differences...

As remarkable as it might seem, spring waters from different geographical areas can taste very different. Spring water is a natural product that comes from the earth and retains the same properties and qualities as its underground source. Depending on the minerals present, water temperature, and other naturally occurring factors, each spring will impart its distinctive “personality” and taste to its water.

So where does all the water come from?

It's true that rivers flow into seas, but how did the water get into the rivers? The pathway water follows is an incredible journey, one called The Hydrologic Cycle.

The water cycle
Discover how the Earth's Hydrologic Cycle helps make Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water so good!

Water in lakes, streams, oceans, and soil is evaporated by the sun and rises into the air. Once in the atmosphere, water cools and condenses, then falls as rain, snow or hail to the earth where it flows over land, seeps into the ground and returns to the sea. Then the cycle begins again! This cycle has ensured that the same amount of water exists on our planet today as did at the beginning of time.

Quality you can taste

Our rigorous quality control standards help us make sure that you will enjoy the same crisp, delicious water every time you take a sip. We also take great care that our water use reflects our commitment to sustainable and environmentally sound business.

We believe our spring sources, bottling process, and our dedication to giving customers the most refreshing product possible are what give Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water its remarkable purity and consistently great taste. That purity and great taste is maintained through comprehensive testing efforts. We test our water when it comes into the plant and for consistency several times per hour at every stage of the bottling process. Every year, we screen for over 200 possible contaminants — far more than state and federal regulations require. To find out even more about our commitment to quality, pay a visit to the Nestlé Waters North America Web site.

What gives Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water
its great taste?

A light blend of minerals contributes to the legendary great taste of our water. We've broken down a sample mineral content below. All values provided in milligrams/liter unless indicated otherwise. Every bottle of our mountain spring water contains a production date code, so our customers can see for themselves that they're getting fresh and great tasting water.

Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water — Mineral content analysis

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Inorganic Minerals and Metals MRL MCL Level Found
Calcium 0.10 NR 4.5-49
Sodium 0.20 NR 2.4-17
Potassium 0.10 NR 0.70-3.9
Fluoride 0.100 2.0 (1.4-2.4) <0.10-1.0
Magnesium 0.10 NR 1.2-19
Bicarbonate 1.0 NR 11-180
Nitrate 0.010 10.00 0.055-0.83
Chloride 0.10 250 0.76-8.7
Copper 0.050 1.0 ND
pH (units) NA NR 6.18-7.98
Sulfate 0.10 250 0.99-27
Arsenic 0.0014 0.010 ND
Lead 0.005 0.005 ND
Total Dissolved Solids 1.0 NR 37-230
All units in (mg/l) or Parts per Million (PPM)
Report Date: September 2006
Testing Period: 1st Qtr 2005 - 3rd Qtr 2006

Level Found - The highest level of each subtance detected at or above the MRL in representative finished product samples.
MCL - Maximum Contaminant Level. The highest level of a subtance allowed by law in drinking water (bottled or tap water). The MCLs shown are the federal MCLs set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration, unless no federal MCL exists.
MFL - Million Fibers per Liter.
MRL - Minimum Reporting Limit. Where available, MRLs reflect the Method Detection Limits (MDLs) set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the Detection Limits for Purposes of Reporting (DLRs) set by the California Department of Health Services. These values are set by the agencies to reflect the lowest concentration of each subtance that can be accurately quantified by applicable testing methods, and are also the minimum reporting thresolds applicable to the Consumer Confidence Reports produced by tap water suppliers.
ND - Not detected at or above the MRL.
ppb - Parts Per Billion. Equivalent to micrograms per liter(μg/l).
NR - Not listed in State or Federal drinking water regulations.
NA - Not applicable to specific test method or test parameter.

All content are taken from for information only.

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