Bottled Water Quality
The excellence of Mountain Valley Spring Water starts with the natural spring source the company has operated and vigilantly protected since 1871. No activities are allowed on the 2000 acres of forestland shielding our watershed other than those involving the bottling of our first-class spring water products.
The water flowing from the natural spring is tested on a daily basis by our quality control staff, monthly by the Arkansas Department of Health, annually by the National Sanitation Foundation and periodically by other governmental bodies and private companies using our products. Everything encountering our water, including the stainless steel holding tanks, piping, bottles and caps, is carefully tested daily.
While Mountain Valley Spring Water is being bottled, the water is filtered and ozone is added to guarantee there is no biological contamination. We use ozone because it is reasonably successful against an extensive assortment of possible contaminants, but also because it breaks down into oxygen after it is in the bottle. We check this process every 10 seconds for pH, conductivity, ozone residual and total dissolved solids. Bacterial tests are taken daily and incubated.
Sample cases of product from each production run are put aside and reserved for six months. The records of all in-house and third-party testing (governmental agencies or independent companies) are maintained for 10 years.
Gold Medal Winner
Additional thorough oversight and inspections (both surprise and announced) come from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Military, the National Sanitation Foundation (on behalf of the International Bottled Water Association) and the Kosher Union. Diverse governmental authorities in countries such as Japan, Canada and the United Arab Emirates also scrutinize Mountain Valley Spring Water carefully.
In addition to the common testing described above, our premium spring water undergoes an extensive annual analysis by a laboratory certified by the EPA to analyze drinking water. This analysis, mandated for all companies belonging to the International Bottled Water Association, shows the naturally occurring minerals and properties of our water and tests for 187 possible contaminants.
In spite of what a few critics of bottled water may say, this required analysis far exceeds the scope of the testing required of municipal tap water systems. The “maximum contaminates” allowed by governmental authorities for bottled water is significantly lower than what lead and disinfection byproducts are allowed in municipal tap water.
Mountain Valley Spring
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Mountain Valley Spring Water
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Fax: (615) 331-3152
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