IMPORTANT: Some states (such as Texas) now require bottled water to be subjected to germicidal treatment (i.e. water shall be subject to effective germicidal treatment by ozonation, chlorination, exposure to ultraviolet light, or other equivalent disinfection). Your bottled water may contain chlorine even if the bottle water is marked ‘natural spring water’. Please open bottled water and allow to age (in full sun) for at least 48 hours before using. All kits are now shipped with natural water conditioners. Please follow the instructions on package of conditioner.
The names of water per 21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 165.110.
Bottled water - Water that is intended for human consumption and that is sealed in bottles or other containers with no added ingredients except that it may optionally contain safe and suitable antimicrobial agents. The name of the food is “bottled water” or “drinking water,” or alternatively one of the following terms as appropriate.
Mineral water - Water containing not less than 250 parts per million (ppm) total dissolved solids (TDS), coming from a source tapped at one or more bore holes or springs, originating from a geologically and physically protected underground water source. Mineral water shall be distinguished from other types of water by its constant level and relative proportions of minerals and trace elements at the point of emergence from the source, due account being taken of the cycles of natural fluctuations. No minerals may be added to this water.
Purified water – Water that has been produced by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis, or other suitable processes and that meets the definition of “purified water” in the United States Pharmacopeia, 23d Revision, January 1, 1995, which is incorporated by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 551(a) and 1 CFR part 51.