Evian Bottled Water

1.     Where is the original source of this water?
Evian Natural Spring Water begins its journey as rain and snow at the top of the French Alps. It takes at least 15 years for every drop of Evian to filter through the glacial sand formations of the French Alps.

Evian Natural Spring Water is bottled exclusively at its protected natural spring source (Cachat Spring), which lies at the very foot of the French Alps, far from any urban or industrial development. The Cachat Spring name is clearly stated on the Evian’s label.

2.     How large/productive/reliable is this source?
Evian distributed to over 130 countries and is a well known brand of bottled water.

Is the water of high quality? Is it treated to remove contaminants, or to add enhancements?
There is no purification process so nothing is added or removed from the point of extraction. Water in the bottle is the same as water in the source.

Once treated what does it contain?
Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Bicarbonate, Chloride, Copper, Sulfate, Arsenic, and Lead, after various mineral are extracted.   (Click here to view an Evian Annual Water Quality Report)

5.     Is it safe? How do you know? How often is it tested?
Water is distributed in its natural state and is tested before extraction and after extraction to confirm water quality consistency. There are expectations by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) which Evian is a member of and there are annual tests made by NSF International (NSF), an outside organizations.

6.     How is the water transported from the source to the end consumer?
The water is extracted from the source through stainless steel pipes to the bottles. Then the bottles are transported by boat from Europe to the US and are finally shipped to different ports in North America. Bottles destined for other continents are transported through boats whereas the bottles destined for European countries are delivered through trucks.

7.     Does transport require bottles or other containers? Where do these come from and how are they produced?
The bottles are made by Evian. They have both glass and plastic containers.

8.     How safe are the containers themselves?
Plastic containers are PET and have no leaching.

9.     What are the costs to the consumers?
Imported water is naturally more expensive, so U.S. consumers find themselves paying extra high prices for water from other countries.

10.  What else should consumers know about choices and trade-offs?
Not  all waters are the same - Evian provides natural water and by law cannot state that it's water is beneficial, but can say "water is good for hydration"


Evian Consumer Care

PO BOX 90296
Allentown, PA 18109-0296

1223574 reference number

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