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International Bottled Water Association

The authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters, IBWA members include U.S. and International bottlers, distributors and suppliers.  IBWA represents our industry’s uncompromising commitment to the safety and availability of bottled water worldwide.

Environmental Focus

Bottled water companies work hard to protect the environment, and play an important role in promoting recycling of plastic containers and groundwater management.

The bottled water industry is one of thousands of food, beverage and commercial water users. Bottled Water companies actively support comprehensive ground water management practices that are science-based, treat all users equitably, multi-jurisdictional, and provide for future needs of this important resource. Learn more.

Strict Regulatory Standards

Bottled water is a safe, healthy, and convenient packaged food product, which is comprehensively regulated at both the federal and state level.

Strictly regulated as a packaged food product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), bottled water is a safe, refreshing, convenient, and consistently reliable beverage choice. Did you know that by mandate of federal law, the FDA regulations governing the safety and quality of bottled water must be as stringent as the EPA regulations which govern tap water? Learn more.

The Myths

MYTH: Bottled water isn't as regulated as tap water.

FACT: By federal law, the FDA regulations governing the safety and quality of bottled water must be as stringent as the EPA regulations which govern tap water.

To suggest in any way that bottled water is less stringently regulated than tap water is simply not true...

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