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Mar 30, 2009

Easing Back on Bottled Bans

Was it too difficult?  Did it make life more inconvenient?  Possibly that too, but the reasons for Lawrence, Mass. schools cutting back its ban on bottled beverages, including water, were worse, according to WBZ-TV:

  • The [school] committee decided to allow bottled water after a pregnant teacher had to be treated at a hospital for dehydration on the first day of the ban.
  • Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy banned the bottles this week after students drank alcohol at two separate parties at Lawrence High School’s International Academy on March 13. One student needed medical attention.

Bottled aren’t an inconvenience.  The beverages they hold can be a life saver and an alternative to less healthy drinks.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Chris Hogan, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].

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