Is purified water the same as spring water?

Are you starting to feel parched after hearing all this talk about purified and spring water? Are your taste buds curious to know whether they will be able to tell the difference between these two types of waters or not? In an era where bottled water is king, it only makes sense that people start asking for clarification regarding what exactly differentiates one type of drinking water from another. In today’s article, we aim to solve one such puzzle: is purified water actually the same thing as spring water?

What is Purified Water?

We have all heard the term “purified” before. We’ve seen it on store shelves next to our favorite sparkling drinks or sports beverages. But do you actually know what qualifies a beverage as being labeled purified?

In simplified terms, purified simply means that all impurities found in regular tap sources are removed through a purification process resulting in cleaner and safer drinking []. The process used by various manufacturers differs typically relies on either reverse osmosis (RO), distillation, deionization or activated carbon filtration methods.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis often abbreviated as RO,1 deploys strategic membrane filters designed with small pore sizes which allow only molecules smaller than 0.001 microns – essentially cleaning out almost everything else with larger size particles.2


The Distillation approach heats up liquid H2O until it forms steam then traps vapors leaving behind unwanted substances and minerals 3.


Deionization maximizes ion exchange treatments whereby cation (positively charged ions) & anion (negatively charge ions) get eliminated leaving behind pure H20 hence lowering mineral contents therein mainly consisting of sodium-based cations like calcium,magnesium etc [/Ref]4

Purified H2O results from any combination of these purification processes- Which tells volumes of what goes into making it the cleanest water in appearance.

What is Spring Water?

Springwater, on the other hand, most people are familiar with. It’s quite often associated with a picturesque view of mountain streams and crystal-clear springs . All natural free-flowing creeks or underground sources that spring from where there is no human contact purifies itself naturally by running over mineral-rich terrains as well as healthy alkaline minerals hence deemed most understandably safe.We literally mean it when we say “straight from nature”.

One characteristic typically defining Springwater is its lack of impurities due to uncontaminated origins geographically speaking; these unique features aren’t merely just an advertising gimmick but indeed differentiate Spring H2O somewhat significantly from tap water and purified variants.

Purified vs. Spring: A comparison

The primary aspect that separates one category of water from another – including both purified and spring waters- mainly centers around how they’re processed/manufactured to be bottled, labeled & subsequently delivered or consumed 5. Moreover unlike tap sources which gets treated through chlorination process before moving through distribution pipelines,6 removing harmful microorganisms , bottled alternatives need treatment through multiple even simultaneous methods for higher degrees (95%-99%)of contaminants removal ,[7],[8] adding a plethora of notes which distinguish the two types subcategories-one clearer than ever!

1 Taste

It’s certainly plausible that purified water could eventually taste better than average tap especially after undergoing various purification treatments measures like reverse osmosis making it softer while at once effectively ridding off all unpleasant taste characteristics undesired discolorations courtesy numerous remediation techniques incorporated [9]. Athletes frequently choose fortified functional drinks high glucose electrolyte ratios intended to provide additional health benefits optimized for active lifestyles instead purely relying merely on temperature control/room temperatures still available in comprehending flat/medium/sparkling variants.

However, to make up for the lack of mineral content in purified water and improve taste some commercial companies go the extra mile by adding minerals or flavors to regular tap H2O. It is, however important[10] to keep in mind that added nuances tend to dilute purity while impairing texture & ultimately obliterating any chance of it being termed PURE!

On a separate note Springwater leaves subtle tastes due to its naturally occurring mineral compositions while maintaining alkaline values nature intended – overall producing great authentic drinking experiences[^11]. Some firms like Fiji have even perfected uniquely recognizable smooth textures across all their lineups especially as attested through social media platforms creating loyal brand followings over time.[^12]

2 Purity

As mentioned earlier purifying differentiates itself through various methods that can abate impurities [^13]; according to FDA standards residual substances present on results are always far much lower [<0.5 ppm] than what’s permissible adequately separating it from tap category which contains pollutants such as fluoride[chlorinated hydrocarbons],[14], etc., reducing allergies issues with those sensitive resulting into safe drinking alternative especially catering towards infants,[15][16].

Springwater doesn’t undergo identical filtration procedures before becoming drinkable; instead and relies purely on immaculate natural habitats free from environmental impact containing just pristine running waters solely streaming through rocky/sandy terrains catching trace amounts unlikely harmful,[17][18].Above all we’ve seen how quality control road testing takes precedence over everything else within this industry hence ensuring cleaning regimes executed perfectly each time without fail drastically decreasing health hazards associated with bottled counterparts courtesy trust accompanying spring varieties around the world[19].

3 The Source Of Water

Finally, where one type of water comes from plays a vital role in classification too. Purified alternatives come typically either direct-from-source(faucets) or sourced directly from municipal distribution facilities like reservoirs (Hollywood’s lifeline!)[^20]. Whereas Springwater, is mostly garnered from remote mountainous topography as well as isolated canyons far away from any activity.

Locations chosen are usually of optimal water quality and sourced precisely to elicit “nature untarnished’ appeal popularly sold at a premium. ^[21]Springwater source proximity play invaluable role strengthening pricing strategies implemented crucial in realizing high cost demand particularly for prestige brands like ‘Voss’ which sell aesthetically pleasing bottles made entirely of glass elements targeted at the upper range (middle-upper)consumer market whereas Purified variants typically cater towards low-income groups through affordability via bulk purchase deals [^22].


With everything having been said and done or rather drunk 😉 the difference lies not so much on whether one is better per se, but actually more on what you prefer- Evian, Dasani, Fiji? Mineralized taste or pristine purity?

Don’t be shy, try both variations out today then understand firsthand what most favorable classifies under your palate -Lets just say there’s no right or wrong answer here when it comes down to drinking H2O![23]

  1. Reverse osmosis: membrane technology/process reduces impurities including unwanted mineral content hence preferred .by commercial firms. 

  2. Common contaminants include bacteria,viruses,nitrates & dissolved solids 

  3. During this process manufacturers have an uptime in activating various deionizing membranes such that they selectively eliminate existing charged atoms until only pure 100% oxygenated form remains. 

  4. Removal IONS get easily enhanced with resin beds acting exchangeable positively/negatively charge RO may incorporate other filters into their approach depending on desired output bar levels prior bottling processes perfected/never roams into territory where all desirable features altered dramatically[/Ref] 

  5. Manufacturing process differentiates bottled substances mainly purified and spring categories upon completion before supplying to consumers always refer labels provided. 

  6. Although most health waters on the market contain varieties such as sodium or chloride, regulation helps keep appropriate label agreements recognized & approved by FDA/non-profit orgs. 

  7. Trace amounts of impurities like mercury allow variation from state-to-state in bottled measurements across all fifty! 

  8. Lower measurable contents yield better taste with brand loyalty pushing sector growth- Industry analysts then suggest increased demand for higher quality volumes[Ref]. 

  9. Introducing solid block system submersive cell ensures enabling efficient flow Purification procedures discussed taken up big time along electro-magnetic filtration membranes becoming more pivotal ensuring result conforms regulations water needs prior bottling practices executed .
    [10]For instance designating particular organic flavors specific regions/campaign slogans clearly labeling it as viable option-without tampering much key pH levels
    [11]Some naturally occurring minerals include calcium,magnesium,rhodium etc {Ref}[/Ref]
    [12]Social media platforms provide insights into popular opinion among loyal customer bases attesting how Fiji acquired immense bragging rights their iconic bottle fondly referred to co-founder David Gilmour’s effort outdoing competition.{Fiji_ottles_social_media_followers_Share_now}
    (^13)Carbon-based filter screening removes chlorine which remains present ordinarily found tap hence dubbing term “breakthrough” technology when first introduced-helped scale commercial world tremendously since promising health benefits -especially adolescents|people infirmed fetuses elderly children who may be susceptible sensitivity-related allergies [<1PPM].At this point treatability standouts separating purified bottles category from amounting US Tap around virtually all markets
    “{\n}\n{^14}”Damaged chromosomes are possible outcome medical impact chemical contaminants cause”
    {15][16]} Rigid safety checks verify purity standards met before shipment makes various bottles shelves worldwide.\n[\n]^17;Flavor not necessarily bland depending upon source generating phenomenal sales figures\n^18-Some minerals like sodium under FDA regulations intentionally added ensuring water consumption without tiresome nature associated with drinking regular tap.[Ref]
    [19]:Quality delivery than ever increasingly becoming digital priority by majority firms nowadays-(some are mobile-enabled too!)-search engines supply users exact locations nearest reliable boutiques partnering able reach peak consumer satisfaction [^20]. 

  10. Pricing strategies factory location crucial increasing sales while targeting specific demographic group markets. It’s easy to surmise that the masses prefer cheap over luxurious counterparts, but effective branding is essential when making profit potential known bottled alternatives resulting into overall premium pricing.
    ^[22]Springwater originates from exclusive sources free of contamination by any environmental impact source proximity plays role strengthening this perception within market buoying up price tags indicating value proposition indicated customers. On one side it’s necessary addressing public health concerns other regards providing enjoyable drinking experience{2}
    [23]With world consumption on rise increased benefits coming our way nationwide-How much does your taste preference count?Why not try both Variants today!11 

  11. Word Count (1937) 

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