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Ask The Expert: Extra oomph for spring water?
10/03/2002 
 
Question: Q: Do companies such as Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water use additives to make their water taste better? If so, can you cite this fact? Thank you.

Ryan B. Rodriguez
San Francisco, Calif.
 

Answer: A: To directly answer your question, no, spring water companies do not use any additives whatsoever to enhance the taste. As a matter of fact, these companies bottling spring water go out of their way to insure the total dissolved solids (TDS) level is consistent, with that of the spring. Quality control personnel at the bottling facility often perform TDS comparison tests hourly with the source and final product to ensure consistency. The IBWA Model Code of the International Bottled Water Association is very strict when it comes to spring water and how it is to be collected and bottled.

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