How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

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How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri May 20, 2016 10:35 pm

Keeping bottled water clean
Tue, 17 May 2016 Ayanna Runcie

Access to clean drinking water has been an issue in developing countries throughout the world. In a country where 31 per cent of the rural population does not have access to clean drinking water, bottled water has become an increasingly high valued commercial product billed as having a spotless reputation.

Although the Ministry of Commerce could not provide a definitive number of trademarked brands, almost all of Cambodia’s water bottling companies siphon unprocessed water from local rivers or receive treated water from the Phnom Penh Water Authority.

However, even treated water can still run the risk of contamination. The Cambodian-owned Eurotech brand faced recent contamination challenges in March due to malfunctioning machinery.

The company has since recalled all of its contaminated products and is currently in the process of having its water tested through the Pasteur Institute, according to Jerry Thai, deputy director of Eurotech Import Export Company Ltd.

“This was a machine issue and it leaked out some dirt that did not show up during the filling process. It was not visible,” he said. “Later on you can see the [contamination], but during the time of production, you couldn’t.”

Although he said that the majority of the contaminated bottles did not make it outside the factory, the ones that did were immediately brought back to the factory. ..
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by Luigi » Sat May 21, 2016 2:08 am

I purcxhase a 20L and then watched tumble from my moto to split wfo. The inside surface was slimy. Obviously not purging or thoroughly cleaning the empties. On other occasions I have found it to taste a bit musty, moldy or whatever. It's a dodgy business me thinks.

I think it is Duncan who has a still. Perhaps a better way to go.
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by Duncan » Sat May 21, 2016 12:51 pm

Luigi wrote:I purcxhase a 20L and then watched tumble from my moto to split wfo. The inside surface was slimy. Obviously not purging or thoroughly cleaning the empties. On other occasions I have found it to taste a bit musty, moldy or whatever. It's a dodgy business me thinks.

I think it is Duncan who has a still. Perhaps a better way to go.



Definitely the way to go. Even my ''house-sitter '' in OZ uses my one there and she now will not drink any water, other than distilled water she makes herself.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sun May 22, 2016 6:22 pm

Luigi wrote:I purcxhase a 20L and then watched tumble from my moto to split wfo. The inside surface was slimy. Obviously not purging or thoroughly cleaning the empties. On other occasions I have found it to taste a bit musty, moldy or whatever. It's a dodgy business me thinks.

I think it is Duncan who has a still. Perhaps a better way to go.
I had this problem of smelly water too. But at 3000r, it's just not worth complaining about. Anyone know if just freezing the water in a deepfreeze will kill bacteria, or do you have to boil it first ? I'm still talking about the 20L smelly water that is supposedly fit to drink.
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by timmydownawell » Sun May 22, 2016 6:35 pm

Freezing water won't kill bacteria, you need to boil it.
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by cptrelentless » Sun May 22, 2016 6:58 pm

And boil it for a decent amount of time, like 10 to 15 minutes. Makes a rubbish cup of tea. I've no idea whether it's better to have all the phthalates from small bottles and get cancer or the weird-tang flavoured dysentery water in the large vessels.
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by timmydownawell » Sun May 22, 2016 8:42 pm

What about using those tap filters, either carbon or ceramic?
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by Duncan » Mon May 23, 2016 9:00 am

timmydownawell wrote:What about using those tap filters, either carbon or ceramic?
Carbon / charcoal filters will remove the SO2 [ sulphur dioxide ] smell from the water.
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:43 am

Why am I not surprised ? Drink beer. :beer1:
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:21 pm

Do they wrap them up in that plastic wrap before selling them? Or just as they are?
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
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