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[Listen] 'Make sure your bottled water is SANBWA approved'

There are concerns that retailers selling bottled water in the Western Cape could be accelerating the problem in the province by selling municipal water.

South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) chairperson John Weaver says all bottled water producers affiliated with Sanbwa get their water from sustainable groundwater sources - springs and boreholes.

Secondly, their bottles have a SANBWA logo and they are all outside the areas which are seriously affected by drought.

They are not taking away water from the City or the farmers...

John Weaver, Chairperson of South African National Bottled Water Association

Weaver says some of the shops who have big tanks in-house and are offering water refilling facilities are using municipal water.

He says customers use more than 5l because they get there and start by rinsing their bottles which wastes water.

Some of the big retailers like Pick n Pay and Woolworths get supplied by reputable bottlers who are SANBWA members.

John Weaver, Chairperson of South African National Bottled Water Association

Weaver also spoke about the fact that their bottles dont deteriorate and are recycled.

Plastic PET bottles that are used for storing water do not deteriorate, it's one of those internet stories and it is impossible to get rid of.

John Weaver, Chairperson of South African National Bottled Water Association

It will last forever if you store it in a dark room which is out of sunlight... I have encouraged our members not to put a sell-by date becasue our water last forever.

John Weaver, Chairperson of South African National Bottled Water Association

Click here for a list of SANBWA approved brands.

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