Maintaining Your Bottles 

Your bottles should be sterilized and cleaned every 2 to 3 months. This can be done at home:
 
  • Add 1 teaspoon of regular bleach to 4 litres of water in your bottle.
  • With the cap on the bottle, shake repetitively, empty contents and rinse well (repeatedly) with tap water.
  • Rinse the bottle with water before refilling.

 

 

Transportation

Filled water bottles should not be left in a hot vehicle. Extreme heat can reduce the shelf life of water.
When transporting empty bottles, be sure to loosen the caps on the bottles before you put them into the car. Extreme heat can cause a plastic bottle to bulge within as little as 30 seconds!

 

Storage

Always store your Crystal Water in a cool, dark location, with the cap firmly in place, away from chemicals or cleaning supplies. Do not store in a garage where higher daytime temperatures may reduce the shelf life of water. Some bottles (typically the white poly bottles) allow transfer of air through the plastic. If water is stored near chemicals, the chemicals can transfer through the plastic causing taste and odour problems.

 

Shelf Life

Maximum freshness is achieved if bottled water is used within 2-3 weeks of filling. After 3 weeks, the water will still be pure, but it will not be at it’s optimum freshness and the water may have a ‘flatter’ taste.

 

Usage

When placing a bottle onto a cooler or other dispenser, be sure to wash your hands and wipe off the neck of the bottle beforehand. Dust in the air and/or unclean hands can contaminate the water and the dispenser causing taste and odour problems. Do not place plants or other objects on top of an inverted bottle, as dirt may fall into the dispenser. Do not place dispensers in direct sunlight.