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What are Natural Source Waters?
Natural source waters come from protected underground sources that are free from pollution and are safe to drink at the source without chemical treatment. It can take years to find a suitable source.
Producers protect land around their sources to help preserve the quality of the water, at the same time helping the natural environment to thrive, providing a home to wildlife and supporting biodiversity.
Once the water is abstracted from the underground source it is filtered to remove any particles. The water is then bottled and ready for consumption.
Natural Source Waters can be classified as natural mineral water, spring water or bottled drinking water. The main difference between them is that natural mineral water is required by law to have a stable mineral composition.
Water is one of the healthiest ways to hydrate, so why not discover the natural taste of water!
Natural Source Waters
From underground sources, not chemically treated, not available from your tap
no sugar, no calories.
All bottles are 100% recyclable, including cap and label
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How much water should we be drinking?
Are all natural source waters the same?
How does natural source waters environmental impact compare with other soft drinks?
The answer is
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends an intake of 2.5 litres of water for men and 2.0 litres of water for women per day, via food and drink consumption. Of this, they suggest that 70-80% of the daily water intake should come from drinks, and the remaining 20-30% should come from food.
The rock strata within each aquifer determines the mineral composition of the water that passes through it, so some waters naturally higher in some minerals than others, giving each their own unique taste. All waters (natural source and tap) contain no calories or sugar.
Not only is water the healthiest drink on the shelf, it also has the lowest environmental impact of all soft drinks. A Sustainability Roadmap published recently shows that natural source waters have the lowest environmental impact in the soft drinks sector, whether judged by their carbon or water footprints, as there are no agricultural or manufactured ingredients and only limited water processing inputs.
Whilst natural source waters is the lowest impact packaged drink in the soft drinks sector, natural source water producers recognise the environmental challenge that packaging waste presents and are committed to helping address the issue.
All natural source water packaging is recyclable and when recycled, can be made into new bottles, whether that's PET plastic or glass. Producers are using increasing amounts of recycled content in their bottles, anything up to 100%.
Natural source waters are renewable resources, constantly replenished through nature's water cycle and managed carefully and respectfully by the producers. All producers must have abstraction licenses from the Environment Agency, they monitor and maintain sustainable abstraction levels.
Producers work with local partners to protect the area around their sources from pollution and other detrimental impacts, helping preserve it for generations to come.