GLACIER PURE DRINKING WATERS
2906 RUBIDOUX BLVD.,
P.O. BOX 3037
RIVERSIDE, CA 92519-3037
FAX: (951) 683-1458
June 28, 2011
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT
Glacier Pure Drinking Waters
Customer Service Specialist
Glacier Pure Drinking Waters is committed to providing complete and accurate information regarding the quality and safety of the water we provide our customers. “In order to ensure that bottled water is safe to drink, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the California State Department of Public Health (CDPH), prescribe regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by bottled water companies.”
Our products have been thoroughly tested in accordance with United States Food and Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health standards. Our water(s) meet and exceed these standards on all accounts and could not be sold unless it did meet these standards.
“Statement of Quality” (SOQ) – The standard of quality for bottled water is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in a container of bottled water as established by the FDA and the CDPH. The standards can be no less protective of public health standards for public drinking water, established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the CDPH.
“Public Health Goal” (PHG) – The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. Phgs are set by the California Environmental Protection Agency.
“Maximum Contaminant Level” (MCL) – The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water, established by the U.S. EPA or the CDPH. Primary mcls are set as close to the phgs as is economically and technologically feasible.
“Primary Drinking Water Standard” (PDWS) – mcls for contaminants established by the U.S. EPA or the CDPH that affect health along with their monitoring and reporting requirements, and water treatment requirements.
Where does our water come from? – Glacier Pure’s water comes from Rubidoux Community Services Water District, “The sources of bottled water include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water naturally travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it can pick up naturally occurring substances as well as substances that are due to animal and human activity. Substances that may be present in the source water include any of the following: (1) Inorganic substances, including but not limited to , salts and metals, that can be naturally occurring or result from farming, urban storm water runoff, industrial or waste water discharges, or oil and gas production. (2) Pesticides and herbicides that may come from a variety of sources, including but not limited to, agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. (3) Organic substances that are by products of industrial processes and petroleum production and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, agricultural application, and septic systems. (4) Microbial organisms that may come from wildlife, agricultural livestock operations, sewage treatment plants, and septic systems. (5) Substances with radioactive properties that can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.”
How is our water treated? – Glacier Pure’s waters are treated by: softening, reverse osmosis, pre and post carbon filtration, chlorine removal, and lastly a carbon polish filter and ozonation. This results in a “purified drinking water”, 10 TDS or less by CDPH standards. Our processes remove 98% of all possible contaminants from the water. Our Bottling Equipment and Water Treatment Equipment is all computerized state of the art. We provide you with a quality product for great value. We test and taste our water hourly as it is treated and bottled. Tests performed are to ensure consistent quality of the water and to ensure that we exceed CDPH standards for purified drinking water. Samples are sent weekly to an independent laboratory to check for bacteria – all results are on file in our office located at: 2906 Rubidoux Blvd., Suite E, Riverside CA 92509. Samples are sent yearly to an independent laboratory for Title 21 analysis – results are on file in our office located at: 2906 Rubidoux Blvd., Suite E, Riverside CA 92509. The Title 21 is submitted to the CDPH for licensing.
Does our water meet FDA and State of California standards?
YES. Glacier Pure’s water meets all FDA and CDPH water quality standards for Bottled Water.
Why are contaminants in my water? – Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the FDA Food and Cosmetic Hotline at: 1-888-723-3366.
“Some persons may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons, including, but not limited to, persons with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, persons with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly persons, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These persons should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. The United States EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at: 1-800-426-4791.