This entry was posted in Emergency Preparedness and tagged bottled water, Emergency preparedness, expired bottled water by aptprepper.
I had been wondering this myself because I was thinking of buying some of those 1 Lt bags of water to stash back but did not want to waist my extreamly tight prepping dollars if they could not last a year or two.
While "expired" unopened bottled water isn't going to do you any harm, it isn't going to get better with age, either. A petroleum aftertasteKrogh says that as time passes water that is contained in plastic bottles takes on a strange taste. Emergency storage in glassYou might find a real old glass bottle of water in your basement. Old glasses of waterSo we can drink from water bottles even if they’ve stood around a long time. Safe from the dispenserEven pure water can become something you wish to avoid if it has stood uncovered long enough. Without large animals such as elephants, deer, and bison, much of the world would quickly return to forest, shows new research.
Having drank some long expired bottled water myself I can add my voice to those that didn’t get sick from drinking it. A 1987 NJ state law required all food products sold there to display an expiration date of two years or less from the date of manufacture. Food and Drug Administration has never established or suggested a limitation on the shelf life of bottled water as long as it's produced in accordance with regulations and the bottle remains properly sealed.

The plastic that water is packaged in -- usually polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for retail bottles and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for water cooler jugs - is slightly porous, so the water can pick up smells and tastes from the outside world. Labeling, separating and shipping batches of expiration-dated water to the Garden State seemed a little inefficient to bottled water producers, so most of them simply started giving every bottle a two-year expiration date, no matter where it was going. Keep a case of bottled water in the basement for a year or so and it's going to pick up some interesting flavors. If it was out in the sun and heat, I suspect that the quality would deteriorate quickly but like you say, you could always run it through a filter, Speaking of bottled water, I need to make a run to BJ’s to stock up!
But the expiration date has been an industry norm for so long that many producers have just kept it on there. There's nothing better on a hot summer day than a 2007 Evian, with hints of dust and a crisp kitty litter finish! October 21, 2014 in General Undoubtedly, bottled water these days is becoming very popular. Now, considering all the factors, it is claimed that there will be a sudden increase on the purchase of bottled waters in the upcoming years.
Hence, expiry dates on water bottles are voluntary, & might reflect odor and taste rather safety. However, the quantity of contaminants inside a sealed bottle wouldn’t enhance over time. It wouldn’t be worse to drink but then it comes down to how tightly the lid has been sealed.

Water less than 75-mg of CaC03 per liter is said to be soft whereas 76 to 150-mg per liter is moderately hard & above 150-mg per liter is hard water.
Yeah, it is true to some extent but the truth is that companies purify the water so much using chemicals that all of its vital minerals, which our body needs are completely washed off. According to different studies, drinking tap water is always good since it sustains you with all the necessary minerals.
On the other hand, if you make it a habit of drinking bottled waters every day, then you are more likely to get few health problems. On the other hand, few illnesses could also call for bottled water, For example, few people might have a condition, where he or she requires maintaining low sodium levels.
Reused plastic bottles might be contaminated with a lot of bacteria & some disease-causing organisms. Though this might evoke a pure image in your mind, there is nothing really magical about spring water.

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