Our Quality Process
We assure our water's purity with:
- Spring Source Protection: Our protected underground spring water sources are inspected, tested and certified by the state of origin.
- State of the Art filtration equipment and processes
- Use of both Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and a Quality Management System: GMP's are requirements that affect all aspects of plant operations. The Food and Drug
- Administration (FDA) has outlined procedures to be followed in maintaining a sanitary plant and product. Strict adherence to GMP's is a federal mandate for bottled water producers and plays an integral role in ensuring a quality product.
Our HyperPure (purified water) is filtered via a six-step process:
1. Micro Filtration - Utilized primarily to remove organic particles from water utilizing membrane filters. Creekside Springs utilizes micro filtration at various areas of its operations, reducing particulates to less than 0.20 microns.
2. Media Filtration - Dual-media filters remove suspended solids to as low as 20 microns in size, but no dissolved solids. Utilized primarily to remove iron and magnesium from water, Creekside Springs utilizes a two stage media filtration assembly of manganese green sand and anthracite coal.
3. Ultraviolet Light - Utilized as a means of disinfection of water. All living organisms contain deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The DNA provides the mechanism for all functions need to sustain life. The UV light penetrates the outer cell membranes of microorganisms, passes through the cell body, reaches the DNA, and permanently alters the genetic material thereby destroying the organism in a non-chemical manner. Creekside Springs utilizes UV lights in both its storage and production processes.
4. Activated Carbon - Activated carbon is a very mature technology that is designed to help remove taste and odor from water through adsorption of the compounds that cause problems. Activated carbon absorbs low molecular weight organics and reduces chlorine or other halogens from water, but does not remove any salts.
5. Reverse Osmosis - Reverse osmosis, also known as hyper filtration, is the finest filtration known. This process will allow the removal of particles as small as ions from a solution. Reverse osmosis is used to purify water and remove salts and other impurities in order to improve the color, taste or properties of water. Reverse osmosis is used to produce water that meets the most demanding specifications that are currently in place. Creekside may further process water via distillation prior to ozonation.
6. Ozonation - Ozone (O3) is one of the strongest oxidizing agents that is readily available. It is used to reduce color, eliminate organic waste, reduce odor and reduce total organic carbon in water. Ozone will oxidize all bacteria, endotoxins, mold and yeast spores, organic material and viruses. Primarily used to control bacteria, if a bottle or cap was contaminated, the ozonated water still has the capability to inactivate the bacteria after filling the bottle, preventing bacteria growth.
Additionally, Creekside may employ the use of liquid nitrogen subsequent to product filling to assure an oxygen-free environment of a bottled product. This procedure also inhibits bacterial growth and enhances shelf life.
Hyper Pure® is a Registered Trade Mark of Creekside Springs, LLC.