Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is BPA and is it in Aquarius Life Bottles?

BPA (Bisphenol –A) is a chemical building block that is used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins.  Since Niagara manufactures its own bottles and caps, we have total control of the materials.  Niagara does not use BPA in any of its products.

All of our bottles are produced using PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic and High-Density polyethylene (HDPE) caps. These are food-grade plastics that is approved by the US FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) for their use in many types of food containers.

Is there fluoride in the water?

Fluoride is often added to municipal water supplies, but it is generally not added to bottled water products. Spring water may contain natural fluoride levels. For purified products from Niagara, any fluoride in the source water is removed in the purification process.

How should I store my water?

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) advises consumers to store bottled water at room temperature or cooler, out of direct sunlight, and away from solvents and chemicals such as gasoline, paint thinners, household cleaners and dry cleaning chemicals.

Why are minerals added to water?

For purified drinking water with minerals very small amounts of high quality grade minerals are added. The sodium level in such water is always less than 1 milligram per 8 ounce serving. This is done strictly for taste and has no nutritional value.

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Is it safe to refill the bottles or freeze them?

Our bottles are filled under sanitary conditions and are disinfected during the production process.  Freezing the bottle is harmless to the product, however as water freezes it expands and will distort the shape of the bottle causing instability. It may potentially expand through to the cap and break the seal.

Is the water tested?

Our on-site testing laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art testing machinery and staffed with degreed, experienced personnel. Comparative analyses are performed daily on products in accordance with State and Federal regulatory standards. We test for organic chemicals and inorganic chemicals as regulated by the FDA.

What is reverse osmosis?

Reverse osmosis is a process that removes nearly all of the salts or minerals in the source water. Reverse osmosis works by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane at high pressure and is a very effective method for purification.

What is micron filtration?

Micron filtration removes sediment and suspended particles. These filters are designed to remove particles as small as 0.2 micron in diameter.

 

What is Distilled Water?
 

Some people think distilled water is what you put into your iron (which is actually true – it’s great for that since it prevents mineral build-up inside your iron). Others think of the absolute purity of the water – free from minerals and other contaminants. And finally, many associate distilled water with water that is clean and safe from a bacteriological standpoint – because all the water has been boiled. Distilled water is perfect for all your drinking, cooking, and ironing needs!

Distilled water has gone through a purification process aptly called distillation. Distillation entails boiling the water to produce vapor. Essentially, we boil the water out of its contaminants. Once the water entirely vaporizes, that vapor is put into a clean container where it condenses back into pure water. Almost all the contaminants found in water have a higher boiling point than H20 – so as the water boils and evaporates (at 212 degrees Fahrenheit) – the contaminants are left harmlessly behind. The vapor is just pure water.

Health Benefits of Distilled Water
You’ll enjoy a nice clean and crisp taste when you drink distilled water. Distillation can actually be used to create drinking water out of seawater (as they do in the Middle East), but the process can be used to make pure water out of any water source, be it river water, lake water, salt water, or waste water.


In addition to the normal health benefits of drinking water (even better if it’s more than eight glasses a day!), distilled water is one of the purest types of water you will find. Many pollutants find their way into our drinking water, but drinking distilled water ensures that you are drinking water free of bacteria, pesticides, acid, and chlorine.

Uses of Distilled Water
In coastal regions where freshwater may not be as plentiful, distilled seawater is frequently used as drinking water, but the uses of distilled water extend beyond just drinking. 

 

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