Water is readily available to us –
from bottles, fountains, and taps. You know who is supplying the water, but do
you think about what is in that water? For anyone who took chemistry, you know
that it is two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule; however, naturally
occurring minerals and contaminants can infiltrate water, usually without being
seen, tasted, or smelled.
The only way to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of water is to regularly
perform testing. You can request analysis of your municipal water and pay for a
test on a private water supply. For bottled drinking water you can ask your
service provider for a copy of their most recent test. At Century Springs, we
take testing and sharing of information very seriously. You can always come to www.centurysprings.com
to view a copy of our annual water analysis. In fact, click here
to see it now.
This analysis is of the spring
water we provide from our naturally occurring spring in Waukesha County. Most
spring water contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which are picked
up from the soil and rock surrounding the spring. We compare these levels with
regulations set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), the U.S.Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), and the International Bottled Water Association
(IBWA). Our goal is to fit within the most
stringent standards – those of the IBWA. It is essential for us to use even
stricter guidelines than is required by the EPA, FDA, and even your local
municipality to ensure you are getting the absolute highest quality of water.
Century Springs is proud that our
local water source has a neutral mineral content, a mid-levelpH range of 7
, no contaminants, and no sodium.
In addition to testing the water
as it comes out of the spring, we perform monthly, weekly, and hourly tests for
contaminants that would compromise food safety, such as E. coli and coliform.
Tests are performed on the water as it moves through our bottling plant, on the
equipment in the bottling plant, and on our bottles and caps themselves as they
arrive from the manufacturer.
The water we deliver to you is
either spring water, purified water, distilled water, or fluoridated water.
Purified water is spring water sent through several processes to remove any
impurities. Distilled water is boiled to such a high temperature to remove all
of water’s natural minerals. Fluoridated water is spring water with added
fluoride to help improve the dental health of those consuming it. Learn more
about the different types of water in our Water 101 blog
We do all these fancy tests, what does that mean? And what do we do with the
information? The testing we perform is not just to say that we do a lot of
testing. We actively work to improve our systems and plant sanitation regularly
based on the results of the testing. Each analysis has meaning, and the results
are utilized daily.
Water is always moving, and so are we. To keep you healthy, we put in the extra
time and money necessary to ensure that our water is the absolute best on the
market, and you are armed with the information you need to be sure of it.
Should we note that
CS recycles the caps and they go thru rigorous disinfecting?