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As used in RCW 69.07.180 and 69.07.190:
(1) “Artesian water” means bottled water from a well tapping a confined aquifer in which the water level stands above the water table. “Artesian water” shall meet the requirements of “natural water.”
(2) “Bottled water” means water that is placed in a sealed container or package and is offered for sale for human consumption or other consumer uses.
(3) “Carbonated water” or “sparkling water” means bottled water containing carbon dioxide.
(4) “Department” means the department of agriculture.
(5) “Distilled water” means bottled water that has been produced by a process of distillation and meets the definition of purified water in the most recent edition of the United States Pharmacopeia.
(6) “Drinking water” means bottled water obtained from an approved source that has at minimum undergone treatment consisting of filtration, activated carbon or particulate, and ozonization or an equivalent disinfection process, or that meets the requirements of the federal safe drinking water act of 1974 as amended and complies with all department of health rules regarding drinking water.
(7) “Mineral water” means bottled water that contains not less than five hundred parts per million total dissolved solids. “Natural mineral water” shall meet the requirements of “natural water.”
(8) “Natural water” means bottled spring, mineral, artesian, or well water that is derived from an underground formation and may be derived from a public water system as defined in RCW 70A.125.010 only if that supply has a single source such as an actual spring, artesian well, or pumped well, and has not undergone any treatment that changes its original chemical makeup except ozonization or an equivalent disinfection process.
(9) “Plant operator” means a person who owns or operates a bottled water plant.
(10) “Purified water” means bottled water produced by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis, or other suitable process and that meets the definition of purified water in the most recent edition of the United States Pharmacopeia. Water that meets this definition and is vaporized, then condensed, may be labeled “distilled water.”
(11) “Spring water” means water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth. “Spring water” shall meet the requirements of “natural water.”
(12) “Water dealer” means a person who imports bottled water or causes bulk water to be transported for bottling for human consumption or other consumer uses.
(13) “Well water” means water from a hole bored, drilled, or otherwise constructed in the ground that taps the water of an aquifer. “Well water” shall meet the requirements of “natural water.”
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Washington Revised Code Title 69. Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, and Poisons § 69.07.170. Definitions - last updated April 06, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wa/title-69-food-drugs-cosmetics-and-poisons/wa-rev-code-69-07-170.html
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