Truth about water

Healthy water – dig a little deeper for the answer.

At first glance all water looks pretty much alike. But by doing your homework, you can learn how to make a wise choice when it comes to choosing the water you drink.

There’s about 1.4 million cubic kilometres of water on the earth. The amount has stayed the same for two billion years.


Water Smarts:

Keep in mind that plastic is a permeable substance, which oxygen, bacteria, etc., can pass through from the air. The thinner the plastic, the less of a barrier it creates. In fact, storing bottled water in a garage or out in the hot sun can affect the taste. Health Canada recommends refrigerating small bottles of […]

The latest update on plastic

In Canada, BPA is not used in most plastic bottles drinking water is sold in. However it may be present in the large 18L water bottles used in offices and home water coolers. Most bottled water comes in bottles with the symbol #1. This is polyethylene terephthalate (PET, PETE), which is a safe plastic, containing […]

The different purification methods.

Spring water – natural spring water bottled at the source like ESKA, which is bottled instantly, needs no further purification to be safe to drink. However, spring water that sits in tanks or has been transported before bottling, is at risk of bacterial contamination. Municipal water – water from lakes and rivers needs to be […]

Here’s what’s in the bottled water market.

Spring water – comes from an underground water source (not a public community supply). It should contain fewer than 500 parts per million of total dissolved solids. Mineral water – also comes from an underground source but has more than 500 parts per million of dissolved solids. This type comes in both still waters and […]

It’s all here in black and white.

Educate yourself on terms like “purified water” and “drinking water” as they likely indicate good old-fashioned tap water. If the label doesn’t indicate the source as an underground spring or well, it likely was not bottled from one. The mineral content can also help determine the pH balance of the water.

Be thirsty for information.

If the water is not labeled spring or mineral, it means that it is tap water with additional purification and likely a synthesized mineral package has been added. Water labeled natural spring or mineral has received an official designation. It is only awarded this certification once it passes stringent tests that prove it’s naturally free […]

How much is enough?

But other factors can mean you need more than the average amount. If you have a fever, you need more water to regulate it. If you are out in the hot sun and sweating you need more. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you will need to increase the amount of water you drink. It’s […]