To protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island by ensuring that water bottlers adhere to quality, standards of identity, and manufacturing practice standards set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Bottled water may come from several sources: artesian water\artesian well water, drinking water, mineral water, purified water, sparkling water, spring water or well water. Bottled water must adhere to the FDA's regulations:
Bottled water is a food product, regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bottled water is defined as Intended for human consumption, sealed in bottles or other containers, and has no added ingredients, except that it may contain safe and suitable antimicrobial agents.