Facts to know before setting up a packaged drinking water plant

Which is the best source of drinking water
The debate about the best drinking water and the purest source of water is probably an eternal one. The fact that tap water contains a considerable amount of heavy metals and this has harmful effects on human health. However, the chemicals used in the packaged drinking water plant and the various water treatment facilities have come under scrutiny time and again. The situation is quite perplexing. The distilled water so far is termed as the purest form of water void of any chemical or other contaminating substance, but distilled water also does not provide any health benefit. It is agreed upon by almost every nutritionist, expert and doctor that mineral water is a much healthier alternative to distilled water. The finding certainly is the motivating factor behind the shift in trend among the packaged drinking water plant owners from producing distilled water to production of mineral water for general consumption.images
What to consider before setting up water purification and bottling plant
The increasing health hazards as a result of consumption of low quality water has resulted in governments across almost every nation in the world making it mandatory for the packaged drinking water plants to adhere to certain minimum quality control standards, and rightly so. A number of factors need to be considered while setting up a water purification and packaging plant in order to get government clearance.

  • Location – The location is one of the most important factors since it decides the quality of water which will be available for processing. Keeping in view the overall profitability, it is better for any businessman to check the quality of the locally available water and settle for the location which has the least contaminated water.
  • Purification method – The purification mechanism should be built to suit international standard. Curtailing in this segment might lead to extreme loss in brand image if the packaged drinking water is found to be contaminated.
  • Bottling plant – It is best if one keeps the bottling unit under one’s own control as this ensures quality maintenance while bottling the water.

Almost every beverage company has a brand of packaged mineral water. Thus it is important that a new entrant set up the packaged drinking water plant near a market which has still not been tapped by the big players.