Century Springs, your home for the best Madison bottled water distribution and office water cooler systems, is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality bottled spring water and the best customer service in the industry. Our customers appreciate our attention to detail and our willingness to provide answers and solutions for any questions, concerns, or problems they might have. Whether you’re interested in our Milwaukee office coffee stocking services or want more details on our unbeatable private label bottled water production services, depend on the best bottled water distributors in Wisconsin and Illinois: Century Springs.
|Century Springs FAQ|
|Are there any bottled water delivery services whose water is without fluoride?|
|Can bottled water be used for mixing baby formula?|
|Does avoiding bottled water with fluoride lead to more cavities?|
|How do I know my bottled water isnít just plain tap water?|
|How much water should be stored/on hand for an emergency situation?|
|How much water should I be drinking per day?|
|Is using or reusing plastic water bottles harmful to humans or can it cause cancer?|
|What are your delivery areas?|
|What is BPA?|
|What is distilled water?|
|What is fluoride?|
|What size or sizes is your bottled water available in?|
|Will the fluoride content of bottled water change over time?|
|What is Bottled Water?|
|What are the different types of bottled water?|
|How do I know my bottled water is safe?|
|How is bottled water different from tap water?|
|I've read about the parasite Cryptosporidium being found in tap water. What is it?|
|How do I know that Cryptosporidium is not in my bottled water?|
|Is bottled water regulated?|
|Do imported waters have to meet the same federal, state, and industry regulations as bottled water?|
|Is bottled water regulated differently from tap water?|
|Does bottled water contain any chlorine or harmful chemicals?|
|How long can I store bottled water?|
|What is the proper way to store bottled water?|
|How can I find out if the bottled water that I drink is a member of IBWA?|
|What is IBWA?|
|How Should I clean my Water Cooler?|
|Are there any bottled water delivery services whose water is without fluoride?||TOP|
Yes. Century Springs offers bottled spring water that is fluoride-free. In fact, bottled water from Century Springs is free of any chemical additives, making it some of the finest water available.
|Can bottled water be used for mixing baby formula?||TOP|
Yes. According the CDC, you can safely mix powdered or liquid concentrate baby formula with bottled water.
However, be aware mixing baby formula with bottled water containing fluoride can lead to an infant developing dental fluorosis (tooth enamel mottling). Check the bottled water label to see if it contains fluoride, and how much. Low-fluoride bottled water (if water without fluoride isn't available) is recommended for infants.
Please note Century Springs bottled water contains no fluoride or any other chemical additives.
|Does avoiding bottled water with fluoride lead to more cavities?||TOP|
Oral health is dependent upon many factors, one of which is the amount of fluoride you receive – whether it’s from the dentist, food, water or personal oral hygiene products. Drinking bottled water without fluoride as a stand-alone factor will likely not result in more cavities.
You may have a higher risk of cavities if you drink bottled water with little or no fluoride and you aren’t getting enough fluoride from other sources, however.
|How do I know my bottled water isnít just plain tap water?||TOP|
Century Springs delivers only the highest quality, pure, natural spring water. If you ever order water from another bottler or buy a bottle of water from a vending machine, carefully check the label. If it mentions a “community water system” or “municipal source” then it’s just tap water. With Century Springs, you can taste the purity.
|How much water should be stored/on hand for an emergency situation?||TOP|
The CDC recommends having at least one gallon of water per person per day for a minimum of three days. Also be sure to have water on hand for pets – dogs and cats each usually need about a gallon of water per day.
Remember to keep water for emergencies stored a cool, dark place, and remember to replace that water every six months.
Keep in mind, the above numbers are for bare minimum survival.
You should also include water in your emergency supply for hygiene and washing dishes. The Red Cross suggests three gallons are needed to cover these two tasks for two weeks’ time.
|How much water should I be drinking per day?||TOP|
The amount of water you should be drinking depends on multiple factors, such as your current health, bodyweight and activity level. Typically, men should drink about 3 liters per day and women should have at least 2.2 liters. If you ever feel thirsty, you should drink water as soon as possible, since thirst is a sign you’re already dehydrated.
|Is using or reusing plastic water bottles harmful to humans or can it cause cancer?||TOP|
No. A rumor, started through an email chain, claims people are unaware that reusing water bottles is poisonous to humans. The email claimed plastic water bottles contain diethylhexyl adipate (DEHA) which was labeled as a carcinogen in the correspondence.A later version of the same email quotes an anonymous doctor as stating women should not use bottles left in hot cars because those bottles have certain chemicals linked to breast cancer.
The reality is, none of this is true. Those emails were based upon an unnamed student’s college thesis. Scientists have concluded DEHA is not inherently in plastic bottles used for water. Even if DEHA were present, the EPA, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have all stated there is no link between DEHA and cancer or any other health issues in humans.Using (and reusing) water bottles is completely safe.
|What are your delivery areas?||TOP|
Century Springs is proud to deliver top quality drinking water all across Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. From Door County to Chicago, Century Springs is available for all your pure spring water needs.
|What is BPA?||TOP|
BPA is Bisphenol A, which is an organic compound in many plastics. Recently there have been concerns regarding the safety of BPA. Century Spring’s water bottles contain no BPA or any other type of contaminant or chemicals.
|What is distilled water?||TOP|
Distilled water is a type of purified water which has gone through a rigorous filtration process. All contaminants and natural minerals are removed.
|What is fluoride?||TOP|
Fluoride is a naturally occurring element. It can be added to water to promote healthy tooth and gum development.
|What size or sizes is your bottled water available in?||TOP|
Century Springs carries portable bottled water in cases of 10 oz, 16.9 oz, 20 oz or 1 gallon bottles. We also have convenient 3 or 5 gallon jugs for water dispensing systems for home or office.
|Will the fluoride content of bottled water change over time?||TOP|
No. Fluoride does not react with other minerals in bottled water. Fluoride also will not react with the glass or plastic container.
|What is Bottled Water?||TOP|
|Water is classified as "bottled water" if it meets all applicable federal and state standards, is sealed in a sanitary container and is sold for human consumption. Bottled water cannot contain sweeteners or chemical additives (other than flavors, extracts or essences) and must be calorie-free and sugar-free. Flavor extracts and essences – derived from spice or fruit – can be added to bottled water, but these additions must comprise less than one percent by weight of the final product. Beverages containing more than the one-percent-by-weight flavor limit are classified as soft drinks, not bottled water. In addition, bottled water may be sodium-free or contain "very low" amounts of sodium. Some bottled waters contain natural or added carbonation.|
|What are the different types of bottled water?||TOP|
There are several different varieties of bottled water. The product may be labeled as bottled water, drinking water or any of the following terms. The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) product definitions for bottled water are:
|How do I know my bottled water is safe?||TOP|
|level by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and on the state level by state officials. This ensures that all bottled water sold in the United States meets these stringent standards. In addition, members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), who produce about 85% of the bottled water sold in the United States, must meet strict industry standards established by the association. These standards, contained in the IBWA "Model Code," exceed the FDA regulations currently in place for bottled water. To ensure that all their bottled Water is as safe as possible and of the highest quality, all IBWA members use one or more of the following multi-barrier practices: source protection and monitoring, reverse osmosis, distillation, filtration, ozonation and disinfection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bottled water has never been responsible for an outbreak of waterborne illness.|
|How is bottled water different from tap water?||TOP|
Bottled water is different from tap water in many different ways. The big difference between the two is the source of the water. While municipalities generally draw their water supply from surface water which may be subject to contamination, most bottled water (more than 75%) comes from protected, underground sources.
Another noticeable difference is the fact that bottled water does not contain any chlorine. In place of chlorine, some bottlers use ozone, a form of oxygen or ultraviolet light as the final disinfecting agent. Chlorinated water sometimes contains an off taste, and many consumers prefer the taste of bottled water where no trace of chlorine is found.
|I've read about the parasite Cryptosporidium being found in tap water. What is it?||TOP|
|Cryptosporidium is a waterborne parasite that lives in animals and can be passed into the water through their waste. Cryptosporidium oocysts from animal wastes have been found in rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and many other types of surface water.|
|How do I know that Cryptosporidium is not in my bottled water?||TOP|
For starters, bottled water companies are required to use approved sources.
There are two types of sources from which bottled water can be drawn; the first type are natural sources (i.e., springs and wells). By law, these sources must be protected from surface intrusion and other enviornmental influences. This requirement ensures that surface water contaminants such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia are not present.
The second source water type is approved potable municipal supplies. Bottled water companies that use these sources reprocess this water using methods such as distillation, reverse osmosis, deionization and filtration. This ensures that the finished product is very different – in composition and taste – from the original source water.
All IBWA member companies that use municipal supplies are encouraged to employ at least one of the three processing methods recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for effective removal of microbial (surface water) contaminants, including Cryptosporidium. These processing methods are reverse osmosis, one micron absolute filtration, and distillation.
|Is bottled water regulated?||TOP|
The bottled water industry is regulated on four levels: federal, state, industry association and individual company. Federal regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) coupled with state and industry standards, offer consumers assurance that the bottled water they purchase is stringently regulated, tested, and of the highest quality. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has been a long-standing proponent of additional federal regulations for bottled water and has been very active at all levels of local, state and federal government assisting in the development of such regulations.
|Do imported waters have to meet the same federal, state, and industry regulations as bottled water?||TOP|
|Yes. Any imported bottled water sold in the United States must meet all of the same regulations as domestically produced bottled water.|
|Is bottled water regulated differently from tap water?||TOP|
|Yes. Bottled water is regulated by FDA as a food product and must meet all applicable food packaging regulations. Tap water is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is regarded as a utility.|
|Does bottled water contain any chlorine or harmful chemicals?||TOP|
|How long can I store bottled water?||TOP|
|The Food and Drug Administration has not established a shelf life for bottled water. Bottled water can be used indefinitely if stored properly.|
|What is the proper way to store bottled water?||TOP|
|Bottled water should be stored in a cool (i.e., room temperature), dry environment, away from chemicals such as household cleaning products, and away from solvents such as gasoline, paint thinners, and other toxic materials.|
|How can I find out if the bottled water that I drink is a member of IBWA?||TOP|
|The easiest way to find out if your favorite bottled water brand is a member of IBWA is to Call 1-800-WATER-11 (1-800-928-3711) You can then receive a list of all IBWA-member brands. You can also contact this number if you have any other questions or if you would like to receive more information about bottled water.|
|What is IBWA?||TOP|
|The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the trade association representing the bottled water industry.Founded in 1958, IBWA's member companies produce and distribute 85 percent of the bottled water sold in the United States. Our membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers.|
|How Should I clean my Water Cooler?||TOP|
For the highest quality and best tasting water, follow this simple process every 1 to 3 months when you change your bottle: