Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about our delivery services, water quality, and general water consumption.
Century Springs Pure Bottled Water Delivery and Distribution
Century Springs is your home for the best local bottled water distribution in Wisconsin and Illinois. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality bottled spring water and professional customer service in the industry. Whether you’re interested in Century Springs drinking water services, filtered water systems, coffee services, or custom label bottled water cases. We provide fast and friendly service directly to your home and business.
Monday – Friday from 8am – 4:30pm
Century Springs is proud to deliver top quality drinking water all across Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. We service the following areas.
Century Springs delivers every four weeks. Deliveries are typically around the same day of the week, holidays may affect the delivery schedule.
As ordered we will deliver your water dispenser and 3 bottles of pure, fresh Century Springs water. We also deliver 1 additional bottle at no charge to you. This additional bottle allows you to keep a full bottle on your water cooler while exchanging all of your subscription bottles. You may receive as many additional bottles as you would like with each delivery. Simply call 800-825-7873 and request your additional bottles for $6.00 each.
Century Springs offers bottled spring water, distilled water, fluoridated water, and purified water.
Water is classified as “bottled water” if it meets all applicable federal and state standards, is sealed in a sanitary container and is sold for human consumption. Bottled water cannot contain sweeteners or chemical additives (other than flavors, extracts or essences) and must be calorie-free and sugar-free. Flavor extracts and essences – derived from spice or fruit – can be added to bottled water, but these additions must comprise less than one percent by weight of the final product. Beverages containing more than the one-percent-by-weight flavor limit are classified as soft drinks, not bottled water. In addition, bottled water may be sodium-free or contain “very low” amounts of sodium. Some bottled waters contain natural or added carbonation.
Century Springs delivers only the highest quality, pure, natural spring water. If you ever order water from another bottler or buy a bottle of water from a vending machine, carefully check the label. If it mentions a “community water system” or “municipal source” then it’s just tap water. In Century Springs water you can taste the purity and freshness.
Level by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and on the state level by state officials. This ensures that all bottled water sold in the United States meets these stringent standards. In addition, members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), who produce about 85% of the bottled water sold in the United States, must meet strict industry standards established by the association. These standards, contained in the IBWA “Model Code,” exceed the FDA regulations currently in place for bottled water. To ensure that all their bottled Water is as safe as possible and of the highest quality, all IBWA members use one or more of the following multi-barrier practices: source protection and monitoring, reverse osmosis, distillation, filtration, ozonation, and disinfection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bottled water has never been responsible for an outbreak of waterborne illness.
Century Springs offers bottled spring water that is fluoride-free. In fact, bottled water from Century Springs is free of any chemical additives, making it some of the finest water available.
The Point of Use System (POU) or Filtration water system is a completely bottleless coolers system that offers an easy and convenient way for your team to get fresh, cold, clean water in the office.
Nope. Just start paying the monthly rental fees based on what cooler and filter you choose.
You get your coolers, filters and annual maintenance. A service technician will come to your location every 6 months to replace your filters or coolers.
No, A rumor, started through an email chain, claims people are unaware that reusing water bottles is poisonous to humans. The email claimed plastic water bottles contain diethylhexyl adipate (DEHA) which was labeled as a carcinogen in the correspondence. A later version of the same email quotes an anonymous doctor as stating women should not use bottles left in hot cars because those bottles have certain chemicals linked to breast cancer. The reality is, the information is false. Those emails were based upon an unnamed student’s college thesis. Scientists have concluded DEHA is not inherently in plastic bottles used for water. Even if DEHA were present, the EPA, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have all stated there is no link between DEHA and cancer or any other health issues in humans. Using (and reusing) water bottles is completely safe.
BPA is Bisphenol A, which is an organic compound in many plastics. Recently there have been concerns regarding the safety of BPA. Century Spring’s water bottles contain no BPA or any other type of contaminant or chemicals.
Distilled water is a type of purified water which has gone through a rigorous filtration process. All contaminants and natural minerals are removed.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring element. It can be added to water to promote healthy tooth and gum development.
Oral health is dependent upon many factors, one of which is the amount of fluoride you receive – whether it’s from the dentist, food, water or personal oral hygiene products. Drinking bottled water without fluoride as a stand-alone factor will likely not result in more cavities. You may have a higher risk of cavities if you drink bottled water with little or no fluoride and you aren’t getting enough fluoride from other sources.
No, fluoride does not react with other minerals in bottled water. Fluoride also will not react with the glass or plastic container.
Cryptosporidium is a waterborne parasite that lives in animals and can be passed into the water through their waste. Cryptosporidium oocysts from animal wastes have been found in rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and many other types of surface water.
The Food and Drug Administration has not established a shelf life for bottled water. Bottled water can be used indefinitely if stored properly.
Yes, according to the CDC, you can safely mix powdered or liquid concentrate baby formula with bottled water. However, be aware mixing baby formula with bottled water containing fluoride can lead to an infant developing dental fluorosis (tooth enamel mottling). Check the bottled water label to see if it contains fluoride, and how much. Low-fluoride bottled water (if water without fluoride isn’t available) is recommended for infants. Please note Century Springs bottled water contains no fluoride or any other chemical additives.
The CDC recommends having at least one gallon of water per person per day for a minimum of three days. Also be sure to have water on hand for pets – dogs and cats each usually need about a gallon of water per day. Remember to keep water for emergencies stored a cool, dark place, and remember to replace that water every six months. Keep in mind, the above numbers are for bare minimum survival. You should also include water in your emergency supply for hygiene and washing dishes. The Red Cross suggests three gallons are needed to cover these two tasks for two weeks’ time.
The amount of water you should be drinking depends on multiple factors, such as your current health, bodyweight and activity level. Typically, men should drink about 3 liters per day and women should have at least 2.2 liters. If you ever feel thirsty, you should drink water as soon as possible, since thirst is a sign you’re already dehydrated.
Private Label Bottles
Century Springs Water is a genuine “Spring” water. It contains natural electrolytes which enhance your health. Simply put: Century Springs water just tastes better. We use heavier gram bottles along with a larger beautiful glossy label. Another added benefit is that by utilizing local companies in our area, you continue to strengthen the local economy.
The labels we use are specifically “Spec’d” for our bottling equipment. Other labels might tear or not apply properly thus causing water bottles to have a terrible appearance.
12 oz. Bullet
16.9 oz. Ribbed or Bullet
20 oz. Ribbed or Bullet
24 oz. Ribbed
1L (33.8oz) Ribbed
Pallet size orders utilize waterproof labels. Truckload order quantity labels are paper labels with a laminate glossy finish which makes them semi-waterproof.
|Bottle Type||Bottles per Case|
|12 oz. Bullet||24 Bottles|
|16.9 oz. Ribbed or Bullet||24 Bottles|
|20 oz. Ribbed or Bullet||24 Bottles|
|24 oz. Ribbed||12 Bottles|
|1L Ribbed||12 Bottles|
Once final label proof is approved, your order should be delivered to your location within 2 weeks
Century Springs will notify you once your order has been shipped via email.
Minimum Case Order
|12 oz Ribbed||30|
|1L (33.8oz) Ribbed||60|
|Bottle Size||Max Case Order|
|1L (33.8oz) Ribbed||120|
No, our expert label designers will guide you thru the label design process. When you choose Century Springs, you receive 30 minutes of artist time and we design the label. You can also save money by designing your own label. We’ll provide design templates and submission requirements.
Yes! What color do you want?
Water must be ordered in quantities of 10 cases. Once you get to a full pallet, it’s more economical to order in full pallets to save on shipping. It’s the best bang for your buck.
|Bottle Size||1 Pallet Order||2 Pallet Order|
|12oz Ribbed||40-80 Cases||90-160 Cases|
|16.9oz Ribbed||20-60 Cases||70-120 Cases|
|16.9oz Bullet||60 Cases||70-120 Cases|
|20oz Ribbed||20-60 Cases||70-120 Cases|
|20oz Bullet||50 Cases||60-100 Cases|
|1L (33.8oz) Ribbed||60 Cases||70-120 Cases|
Delivery cost on orders outside of the delivery zone will be defined at time of sale.
We deliver direct in our delivery area of 1 pallet or less. Larger orders will be delivered LTL Carrier. We do need to know if delivery location has a loading dock. If not, a forklift to unload pallet from trailer. If not, we can order delivery with lift gate. We also offer inside and residential delivery. Please advise when you place order.
You can pay with check, wire transfer, debit or credit card. Orders are pre-pay and must be paid once order is accepted. We offer terms on truckload orders and multiple repeat orders once payment history is established.
FDA governs bottled water and has established a shelf life of 2 years.
Bottled Water Regulation
Bottled water is regulated as a food product by the FDA. Bottled water companies must adhere to the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices, Quality Standards, and Standards of Identity.
All bottled water products must comply with the FDA’s Quality Standards in Section 103.35(d)(2) of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These standards, along with the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices, ensure the safety of all bottled water products from production to packaging to consumption.
FDA’s labeling rules for bottled water establish standards of identity and standardized definitions for terms found on bottled water labels such as “spring,” “artesian,” “well,” “mineral,” “purified,” and “distilled.” Seltzer, soda water, and tonic water are considered soft drinks; they are excluded from these regulations.
Bottled water is subject to both General Food Good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and GMPs specific to bottled water processing and bottling. General food GMPs govern such areas as plant and ground maintenance, sanitary maintenance of buildings and fixtures, and sanitary facilities, including water supply, plumbing and sewage disposal. Bottled water GMPs provide detailed regulations governing plant construction and design, sanitary facilities and operations, equipment design and construction, production and process controls specific to the production and processing of bottled drinking water, and record keeping.
In addition to FDA’s extensive regulatory requirements, the bottled water industry is subject to state regulatory requirements. A significant responsibility of the state is inspecting, sampling, analyzing and approving sources of water. Under the federal GMP’s, only approved sources of water can be used to supply a bottling plant. Another area in which some states have important responsibilities that complement federal regulation is the certification of testing laboratories. As with any food establishment, the states perform unannounced spot inspections, and some states perform annual inspections.
In addition to the state and federal standards for bottled water, IBWA bottler members are subject to another level of oversight. As a condition of membership, bottlers must submit to an annual, unannounced plant inspection administered by an independent, internationally recognized third-party inspection organization. This inspection audits quality and testing records, reviews all areas of plant operation from source through finished product, and checks compliance with FDA Quality Standards and Good Manufacturing Practices and any state regulations.
IBWA has established a quality assurance program: a strict set of standards called the Model Code. The Model Code establishes tougher requirements than federal and state authorities.
Yes, bottled water is regulated by FDA as a food product and must meet all applicable food packaging regulations. Tap water is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is regarded as a utility.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the trade association representing the bottled water industry. Founded in 1958, IBWA’s member companies produce and distribute 85 percent of the bottled water sold in the United States. Our membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers.
For starters, bottled water companies are required to use approved sources. There are two types of sources from which bottled water can be drawn; the first type are natural sources (i.e., springs and wells). By law, these sources must be protected from surface intrusion and other enviornmental influences. This requirement ensures that surface water contaminants such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia are not present.
The second source water type is approved potable municipal supplies. Bottled water companies that use these sources reprocess this water using methods such as distillation, reverse osmosis, deionization and filtration. This ensures that the finished product is very different – in composition and taste – from the original source water.
All IBWA member companies that use municipal supplies are encouraged to employ at least one of the three processing methods recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for effective removal of microbial (surface water) contaminants, including Cryptosporidium. These processing methods are reverse osmosis, one micron absolute filtration, and distillation.
The easiest way to find out if your favorite bottled water brand is a member of IBWA is to call 1-800-WATER-11 (1-800-928-3711). You can then receive a list of all IBWA-member brands. You can also contact this number if you have any other questions or if you would like to receive more information about bottled water.