Safety & Handling
Over the course of the last several years, we have been reducing the plastic in our bottles and caps, making our packaging lighter and more environmentally friendly.. In light of that, consumers should be advised that small parts, including our caps, should not be put in the mouth. And, that caps should always be replaced securely on bottles when not in use or discarded promptly.
Oasis Water Service provides consumers of all ages with a variety of healthful, on-the-go beverage options to enjoy any time of day. The safety and quality of our bottled water products are our top priorities. We regularly conduct tests on all of our bottles and our waters for safety, quality and performance.
Water Source Identification
Oasis Water identifies water sources on its bottle labels and/or online.
Purified water products are treated by reverse osmosis, UV and ozone disinfection for added safety assurance and some of our products are enhanced with minerals for consistent and pleasing taste. Bottled water products from each bottling line are tested many times per day to ensure quality.
Since 2017, we have made quality reports publicly available for all of our bottled water brands based on independent testing results from certified laboratories.
Easy Consumer Access to Information
Consumer questions and comments on the product can be directed to the Antigua Distillery Limited at telephone number 268-480-3200. Questions regarding Oasis Delivery Service can be directed to Premier Beverages Limited – Oasis Delivery Service Division at telephone number 268-736-5800.
Storage and Handling
To maintain the high quality of our bottled water products, we recommend people store all of our products in a cool, clean, or shaded location, as they would any other packaged food product.
Food Packaging Safety & Regulation
We use packaging that fits into the lifestyles of today’s busy consumers and is considered safe by regulatory and public health agencies. We evaluate new packaging materials and make changes to our products when we believe there is a clear environmental, health and/or economic benefit.
The Antigua & Barbuda Bureau of Standards is responsible for overseeing the safety of bottled water, which, like other food products such as infant formula and seafood, must be processed, packaged, shipped and stored in a safe and sanitary manner, and be truthfully and accurately labeled. Bottled water is one of the most regulated food products, with ABBS protocols specific to bottled water processing and labeling.
Chemicals from plastic packaging can migrate over time, but the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sets conservative limits for the amounts it considers safe for human consumption. Oasis Water complies with international packaging and health-based regulations.
Our single serve bottles are made from PET plastic. The FDA classifies PET as safe for human use and has authorized its use for decades. PET itself is an inert substance, meaning it migrates very slowly. As long as bottled water is stored at room temperature or cooler it is considered safe for human consumption. It should be consumed before the “best by” date printed on the packaging.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is not present in any of our bottled water packaging. Our single-serve bottles (typically 1.5 liters and smaller) and our 5 Liter package are made from PET plastic (marked with the “1” symbol), which is flexible and lightweight.
Recycling and Reuse of Bottles
We recommend that our water bottles be recycled, not reused. Every bottle produced by Oasis Water is recyclable.
Our single serve bottles are not intended for multiple uses since PET plastic can break down from repeated washings and reuse, eventually allowing human bacteria into the contents. Instead, we recommend the bottles be used once and then recycled.
Our 5-gallon home and office delivery containers are made of PET plastic and are each vigorously cleaned and reused as many as 35 times before they’re recycled.
Consumers can reduce the overall environmental impact associated with drinking a bottle of water by 25%, just by recycling the bottle after use. Recycled bottles are in high demand for use in products such as fabric, carpeting and other consumer goods.
Recycling in Antigua is handled by the Antigua & Barbuda Waste Recycling Corporation (ABWREC), with whom we work closely in recycling our plastic waste.