Bottled Water Program
All persons intending to sell bulk or bottled water in Nevada must obtain a permit from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Environmental Health Section. Water sources originating or being bottled in Nevada requires a State permit. Water sources originating or being bottled from outside of Nevada must also receive an out of state permit. This is to verify that the bottled water is from an approved source which is properly protected, labeled, tested for contaminants and inspected to verify that it is bottled in a sanitary manner.
The Bottled Water Program is designed to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Nevada by ensuring that water bottlers adhere to quality, standards of identity, and manufacturing practice standards set by the Food and Drug Administration and Nevada Administrative Code 445A.
Bottled water may come from several sources: artesian water\artesian well water, drinking water, mineral water, purified water, sparkling water, spring water or well water. Bottled water must adhere to the FDA's regulations:
- Quality Standards: include the annual chemical analysis to determine what, if any, contaminates are in the water.
- Good Manufacturing Practices: govern such areas as plant and ground maintenance, sanitary maintenance of the building, fixtures and plumbing.
- Standards of Identity: (Labeling Regulations) established standard definitions of terms found on bottled water labels.
Bottled water is defined as intended for human consumption, sealed in bottles or other containers, and has no added ingredients, except that it may contain safe and suitable antimicrobial agents.