The Water Express and ALL of our partners are members of the International Bottled Water Association.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. Strengthened by IBWA Model Code, the Association is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Consumers can contact IBWA at 1-800-WATER-11 or log onto IBWA's web site (www.bottledwater.org) for more information about bottled water and a list of members' brands.
IBWA member companies range in size from the original family-owned and operated water bottlers to giant, diversified food corporations who have added bottled water to their product lines. From the manufacturers of equipment to small distributors, to the rapidly increasing number of international members, are all important segments of the bottled water industry and IBWA.
IBWA plays an active role at all levels of state and federal government assisting in the development of stringent regulations for bottled water to ensure the greatest safety possible and high quality of bottled water products. IBWA has supported the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state regulators/legislators in the development of strict regulations that will help guarantee bottled water's quality.
IBWA has also developed a Model Code which has been used as model regulation in many states. Additionally, as a condition of membership, bottlers must submit to an annual, unannounced inspection administered by an independent internationally recognized third-party organization. This inspection assures that all IBWA bottler members meet federal, state and IBWA requirements for the production and sale of bottled water.