FAQs Bottled Water Program

Permits

If I am bottling water outside of Nevada, do I have to have a permit to import water into Nevada?

Yes. No bottled water produced in a plant located outside of this State may be sold or distributed within this State unless the operator or distributor unless the operator or distributor has obtained a permit issued by the health authority.

Where can I find an application for a bottled water facility?

Look under the "Forms" tab for an application for a bottled water facility.

Plan Review

What is required for a bottled water plan review submission

NAC 445A.546  Submission of plans, specifications for approval of construction or remodeling. (NRS 439.200)

1.  Before an operator begins to construct or extensively remodel a plant, he or she shall submit properly prepared plans and specifications for that construction or remodeling to the appropriate health authority for its approval.

2.  The plans and specifications must show:

(a) The proposed layout of the plant;

(b) The proposed layout of the processing, bottling and storage areas;

(c) The proposed size, type and arrangement of the equipment to be used in those areas; and

(d) The materials proposed for use in the construction of those areas.

Sampling

Do I have to have water produced or imported into Nevada tested for quality?

Yes. All water used for bottling must be:

1.  Obtained from a source which has been developed in a safe and sanitary manner;

2.  Inspected regularly, in accordance with the regulations of the State Board of Health on the supply of potable water; and

3.  Sampled, analyzed and found to comply with the standards set forth in NAC 445A.550 to 445A.554, inclusive.

What are the standards for Bottled water?

NAC 445A.552  Standards for bottled water: Chemical and organic substances. (NRS 439.200)  When bottled water, other than mineral water, is delivered to a customer or placed in a vending machine, each liter of water must:

1.  Not contain more than 500 milligrams of dissolved solids;

2.  Not contain more than 7 million fibers longer than 10 micrometers of asbestos;

3.  Have a pH within the range of 6.5 to 8.5; and

4.  Not contain any of the following chemical substances in excess of the milligrams per liter listed:

INORGANIC CHEMICALS

Aluminum...0.20

Antimony...0.006

Arsenic...0.05

Barium...1.00

Beryllium...0.004

Cadmium...0.005

Chloride...250.00

Chromium...0.05

Copper...1.00

Cyanide...0.20

Iron...0.30

Lead...0.05

Magnesium...150.00

Manganese...0.05

Mercury...0.002

Methylene blue active substances...0.50

Nickel...0.10

Nitrate as (N)...10.00

Nitrite as (N)...1.00

Total nitrate and nitrite as (N)...10.00

Selenium...0.01

Silver...0.05

Sulfate...250.00

Zinc...5.00


CHLORINATED ORGANIC CHEMICALS

Endrin...0.002

Total Trihalomethanes...0.10


VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Benzene...0.005

Carbon tetrachloride...0.005

1,2-Dichloroethane...0.005

1,1-Dichloroethylene...0.007

Trichloroethylene...0.005

1,1,1-Trichloroethane...0.20

Dichloromethane...0.005

Vinyl chloride...0.002

p-Dichlorobenzene...0.075

o-Dichlorobenzene...0.60

1,2-Dichloropropane...0.005

cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene...0.07

trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene...0.10

Ethylbenzene...0.70

Monochlorobenzene...0.10

Styrene...0.10

Toluene...1.00

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene...0.07

1,1,2-Trichloroethane...0.005

Tetrachloroethylene...0.005

Xylenes...10.00

SYNTHETIC ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Alachlor...0.002

Aldicarb...0.003

Aldicarb sulfoxide...0.004

Aldicarb sulfone...0.002

Atrazine...0.003

Benzo(a)pyrene...0.0002

Carbofuran...0.04

Chlordane...0.002

Dalapon...0.20

Decachlorabiphenyl...0.0005

Di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate...0.40

Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate...0.006

Dibromochloropropane...0.0002

Dinoseb...0.007

Dioxin...0.00000003

Diquat...0.02

2,4-D...0.07

Endothall...0.10

Ethylene dibromide...0.00005

Glyphosphate...0.70

Heptachlor...0.0004

Heptachlor epoxide...0.0002

Hexachlorobenzene...0.001

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene...0.05

Lindane...0.0002

Methoxychlor...0.04

Oxamyl...0.20

Picloram...0.50

Polychlorinated biphenyls...0.0005

Pentachlorophenol...0.001

Simazine...0.004

Toxaphene...0.003

2,4,5-TP...0.05
Last Updated: 10/5/2015