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Call: (805) 964-4211

Santa Barbara, CA 93117-3806

Our Process


Our Water Process

Our bottled water meets all federal and state health standards. FDA Regulates bottled water as a food product, whereas EPA regulates tap water as provided by water utilities. Standards of quality enacted by the FDA for bottled water must be as protective of the public health as EPA'S standards (known as Maximum Contaminant Levels) for tap water. Ensuring the safety of our water is our primary objective in providing our product to the consumer.


  1. We start with treated water from the City of Goleta Valley public works department. The city provides us with water that meets EPA standards of quality for a public water supply. We then further treat that water to enhance its taste and greatly improve its quality.  The water is passed through a 10 micron filter to remove any debris.
  2. A dual-system water softener is then used to remove a large amount of excess minerals and hardness (calcium, magnesium and iron).
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  1. The filtered and softened water is then passed through dual activated-carbon tanks. This process removes contaminants such as benzene, chlorobenzenes, trichloroethylene, carbon tetrachloride, methylene chloride, and vinyl chloride. If these contaminants are present in water, they can pose a health risk in quantities above the EPA Heath Advisory Level (HAL). www.fda.gov
  2. 5 Micron Filtration - this process removes any suspended particles down to 5 Microns.
  3. We then purify the water by running it through quad reverse-osmosis membranes. This step removes 98-99% of the remaining mineral in the water, leaving exceptionally clean and purified water.
  4. Once these steps are completed, the purified water is sent to storage tanks to await the bottling process.

Our Bottling Process

  1. The 3 & 5 gallon bottles are run through an industrial bottle washer that cleans and sanitizes the bottles using special detergents, scrubbers and "Medical Ozone" rinse water.
  2. The purified water from the storage tanks is passed through another 1 micron filter to add "polish". This ensures the water has a great taste.
  3. Polished water is pumped into an ozone holding tank. This step allows ozone to permeate the water and disinfect it. This assures that not only is the water exceptionally clean, but it is also completely safe from microorganisms.
  4. Our delicious water is pumped to the water filler heads of the bottling machine where it goes into the cleaned and sanitized bottles.
  5. The full bottles are capped inside the bottling machine and the finished bottles of water are sent down a conveyor to be date coded.
  6. The bottles are placed on water delivery racks to await loading on our delivery trucks.
  7. The water is then delivered between 4 and 6 days of the bottle being capped. Ensuring you the freshest, purest water available.