THE MOUNTAIN SPRINGS
What exactly is “spring water?”
The FDA defines spring water as “water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth.” The FDA sets stringent national standards for what qualifies as “spring water” – standards that Arrowhead® consistently meets or exceeds. To view the FDA requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations, please see: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=165.110.
Where does Arrowhead water come from?
Our Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water comes from carefully selected mountain springs in California, Colorado and Western Canada to bring you the fresh taste thirsty folks desire. To get the full story, learn about our springs
Is bottled water regulated?
Yes. The FDA’s regulations for bottled water are just as strict as the EPA’s regulations for tap water, if not stricter. That’s why we test our natural spring water even more (60 times more often than most municipal water, to be exact). The way we see it, better standards mean fresher tasting water. So we test each bottling line more than 200 times every day.
What's going on with the Nestle water bottling and permits in California? What about the drought?
We take a lot of care to make sure our bottling is done in a sustainable way. Learn more about Arrowhead and the California drought.
Is Arrowhead distilled water?
Arrowhead brand offers 100% Mountain Spring Water, sparkling water, and distilled water products. Our distilled water is meant for use in small appliances and is available in 1 gallon, 2.5 gallon and 5 gallon bottles.
Is Arrowhead water purified?
No, Arrowhead is 100% Mountain Spring Water. Spring water comes from naturally occurring springs that flow to the earth’s surface. Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water is filtered naturally and goes through a 10-step quality process to ensure the best quality and crisp refreshing taste. Purified water, on the other hand, can come from municipal or spring water supplies, and then undergoes reverse osmosis (meaning natural minerals are added back to the product for consistent taste).
SPRING WATER QUALITY
What is the shelf life of Arrowhead bottled water?
Our bottles don’t have an expiration date, but they do have a “Best By” date. Every Arrowhead® product is different and has a “Best By” date of its own:
• Sparkling 1.0L PET: 9 months from manufacturing date
• Sparkling 0.5L PET: 9 months from manufacturing date
• Still (non-carbonated): 18 months from manufacturing date
Just find the letters “BB” (for “Best By”) which will either be one inch above or below the label depending on where your bottle was made. The date to the right of those letters is when the water might start losing that fresh mountain spring taste we all love so much.
How can I obtain Arrowhead's water quality report?
We have a detailed water quality report that is publically available and updated annually. We take the quality of water products seriously, and our report is based on independent testing results from certified labs. You can also call the 800 number located on your Arrowhead water bottle label for more information.
Does Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water contain fluoride?
The short answer: It’s your choice. The long answer: You can choose whether you want fluoridated or non-fluoridated bottled water. Our fluoridated bottled waters are clearly labeled and meet FDA standards. You can even check the fluoride value in our Water Quality Report.
How do you ensure the quality of your bottled water?
We go through a 10-step process to make sure our bottled water comes out tasty and safe. It starts with carefully selected spring sources and ends with extensive quality assurance tests. We check and re-check both our water and package quality every step of the way. To see how we keep an eye on quality for each step, check out our Water Quality Report.
What’s the difference between purified and spring water?
Spring water comes from naturally occurring springs that flow to the earth’s surface. Purified water, on the other hand, can come from municipal or spring water supplies, and then undergoes reverse osmosis (meaning natural minerals are added back to the product for consistent taste).
What is the pH of Arrowhead water?
Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water can range in pH level from 6.6-8.2 at the time of bottling. The pH of mountain spring water varies by spring and depends on a number of factors (like mineral levels). At Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water, we source from carefully selected springs in and west of the Rocky Mountains, so each bottle may have a variance in pH. Learn more about our natural mountain springs
Is spring water filtered?
Absolutely! Besides the natural filtering process of spring water draining through soil and rock, Arrowhead Brand Mountain Spring Water also uses a 10-Step quality process. Filtering is just one of the steps to ensure we’re bottling the best spring water we can
What’s the difference between tap water and spring water?
Spring water is collected from a naturally occurring spring source (just like these mountain springs where we source Arrowhead Brand Mountain Spring Water). It contains all the naturally occurring minerals of the spring, giving it that refreshing taste. Tap water usually comes from a municipal source and then flows directly through your faucet.
Does Arrowhead have fluoride?
Arrowhead Brand 100% Mountain Spring Water is available in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated water. Our fluoridated bottled waters are clearly labeled and meet FDA standards. You can even check the fluoride value in our Water Quality Report.
Is Arrowhead tap water?
No, Arrowhead is 100% Mountain Spring Water. Spring water comes from naturally occurring springs that flow to the earth’s surface.
Are plastic bottles still safe if exposed to extreme temperatures?
Bottled water should be treated like any other food product. Store them at a moderate temperature. That being said, our PET plastics are fully approved by the FDA for food and beverage storage and are entirely safe.
Are Arrowhead plastic water bottles bpa free?
All Arrowhead bottles are made from either PET or rPET plastic and comply with FDA regulations.
How do I recycle plastic water bottles?
So glad you asked! Recycling is one of our biggest passion points and we’ve gone to great lengths to make our packaging as recycling friendly as possible. Recycling plastic water bottles is fairly simple but also varies by location. If your community collects recyclables, then you may be able to put your bottles out for collection just like regular trash. But if that’s not an option, you can find a location using the Earth911 recycle locator.
Are Arrowhead water bottles recyclable?
Every bottle we make is recyclable. When our 3-gallon and 5-gallon bottles are returned to us, we wash, sanitize and refill them 7-30 times. At the end of all that, we recycle them one last time. Keep recycling your bottles — together we can create an (almost) never-ending cycle.
Some of your bottles are labeled rPET. What does that mean?
Good question — “rPET” is short for recycled polyethylene terephthalate. This is just a fancy way of saying that many of our single serve size bottles are made with recycled plastic. In fact, all of our 8-ounce, 12-ounce and half-liter Arrowhead bottles made in California are made with 50% rPET (so half of the plastic used comes from recycled plastic), and we’re committed to increasing our rPET usage significantly in the coming year. We do this because making rPET bottles focuses attention on the benefits of recycling, and it helps keep bottles out of a landfill. We have a lot of stock in helping our planet. (After all, we live here too.) That’s why we support increasing awareness of the benefits of recycling. Find out more here.
What are the sizes of Arrowhead water bottles?
Arrowhead's most popular size is our half liter bottle which contains 16.9 fl oz. Take a look at our product sizes to match your needs.
How many ounces are in an Arrowhead water bottle?
Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water comes in a variety of sizes and bottles ranging from 8 fl oz to 5 gallons. Take a look at our product sizes to match your needs.
DONATIONS, DISCOUNTS AND DELIVERY
How can I request a sponsorship or donation?
Hey, thanks for your interest! Send your sponsorship or donation request here. Just a heads up, we can only consider proposals 45 days in advance of your opportunity. As long as it’s in the time frame, we’ll review (and respond to) your request!
Where can I get Arrowhead water coupons?
We do offer deals from time to time to get our water to more customers in need of refreshment. So be on the lookout — check your local circulars or visit store shelves.
Where can I buy Arrowhead water?
Arrowhead products are conveniently available online or at a retailer near you. Explore where to buy Arrowhead products to learn more.
Where can I buy an Arrowhead 5 gallon water jug?
You can get Arrowhead 5-gallon water jugs delivered straight to your door. Visit ReadyRefesh to get your water delivered.
Where does Arrowhead sparkling water come from?
Arrowhead Sparkling Mountain Spring Water comes from a variety of sources. Please check your label for more information on springs. Arrowhead Brand Sparkling Mountain Water is made by adding dissolving carbon dioxide gas into our mountain spring water.
Is sparkling water hydrating?
The adult human body is made up of roughly 60% water, so it’s important to replenish water that is lost naturally throughout the day as we sweat, visit the restroom, even breathe. All fluids can help maintain a proper water balance in your body, but water — plain or sparkling — does so without providing extra calories or added sugar, so it’s a great idea to make it your first choice for daily hydration.
Is Arrowhead Brand Sparkling Water naturally sparkling water?
No, our mountain springs are not naturally carbonated. But someone at Arrowhead had the genius idea to add carbonation to our mountain spring water and something great was born. (You’re welcome.)
Is sparkling water the same as carbonated water?
Sure is! We just add carbon dioxide to our mountain spring water.
What sizes does Arrowhead water come in?
Arrowhead Sparkling Mountain Spring Water is available in 12oz cans and 20oz cans, in addition to .5L and 1L PET bottles. For more information visit https://www.arrowheadwater.com/sparkling-water
What’s the best sparkling water flavor?
The best sparkling water? It’s our favorite question. But it’s way too close for us to call. You’ll have to decide for yourself.
What are the Arrowhead sparkling water flavors?
Arrowhead Sparkling Mountain Spring Water is available in 13 flavors such as Zesty Lime, Lively Lemon, and Pomegranate Lemonade. Explore all our refreshing flavors!
What are the Arrowhead sparkling water ingredients?
Arrowhead Sparkling Mountain Spring Water is made with real spring water, real fruit flavors, and the addition of refreshing bubbles. It is free of calories, sugars, sweeteners, and colors.