Aquafina, a division of PepsiCo, Inc., produces purified bottled water in three products: Aquafina (purified water), Aquafina Flavor Splash (flavored water beverage), and Aquafina Sparkling (carbonated flavored water beverage).
Please note that information provided here is as of August 2009 and is subject to change. Aquafina® and other company product names are registered or un-registered trademarks of PepsiCo, Inc.
The blue label on the Aquafina bottle says that it is "pure water" originating from public water sources--"tap" water to us. They run the water through HydRO-7™, their trademarked purification process.
Aquafina is filtered water that is sodium-free and has no nutritional value. The flavored beverages contain flavors, some sodium and other chemicals.
Misconceptions--"Bottled" Does Not Mean "Spring"
Many consumers prefer "spring" water, perhaps believing it is "natural" or somehow better. Aquafina is not spring water, which must come from a spring, a natural underground source.
Misconceptions--Water and Your Health
We need about 2.4 L of water every day, to maintain health. Water producers may state that their water is purer than tap water, which makes sense if they perform addition filtration, but they cannot say it is healthier.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulates public drinking water. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulates bottled water.
Read labels carefully to be sure you are getting what you want.
Consider filtering your own water at home.