A brand can be an easy source of income but it can also be a source of headaches for people trying to make ends meet.
Here are some simple steps to avoid buying pure water and other packaged products in 2018.
Read more about 2018 Pure Water Association of Australia’s (PUAWA) guidelines for 2017 and 2018.
The PUPAWA’s 2018 guidelines include guidelines for how to choose and buy a brand of pure water.
Read full PUPOWA 2018 guidelinesRead moreAbout the 2018 Pure Waters Australia guidelinesA brand of purified water or any other pure product can be expensive to produce.
The PUPWA recommends consumers choose a brand with a ‘pure’ reputation rather than the generic ‘pure water’ tag.
This means consumers are advised to consider brands with a reputation of quality and consistency.
“Pure water is usually more expensive and harder to find, but it is still a worthwhile investment if you want a quality water source that can keep you safe from the dangers of tap water,” the PUPWAs guidelines state.
It is not the first time Pure Waters has raised questions over its quality.
In 2015, PUP WA’s Chief Marketing Officer, Nick Stroud, wrote to the PupWA in the wake of the 2015 coronavirus pandemic and the water crisis in Queensland.
Mr Stroud wrote: “There are no clear rules as to what a ‘good’ brand is or how to differentiate one from the other.”
If you are not sure, then a ‘quality’ brand might be better for you.”PUPWA chief marketing officer Nick Strictly.
Photo: AAPRead moreIn a letter to the organisation, Mr Stroud warned the PPUWA of “the risks associated with brands with the ‘pure” tag”.”
These risks include not being able to be sure that the water is ‘pure’, the ‘quality’, or the name, while the label may have misleading or deceptive information about the water quality or purity,” Mr Strictley wrote.”
The risk of confusion can also include the fact that the label claims a ‘100 per cent pure’ water, when in reality it is 95 per cent or more water.”
You might also be more likely to be sold bottled water if you are concerned about your water quality and would like to buy from a brand that is more transparent and doesn’t mislead consumers.
“The PPUWAs guidance also highlights the risks associated the use of bottled water.
“You should always wash your hands after drinking it, particularly after using it on the toilet.””
Bottled water is not 100 per cent water,” it says.
“You should always wash your hands after drinking it, particularly after using it on the toilet.”
Even if the water tastes ‘good’, it should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
“The guidelines also advise consumers to only use water from sources which have been certified to be pure water by the PHA.”
Consumption of water from uncertified sources is not regulated in the PAA.””
If you find water labelled ‘pure,’ then you should contact the PWA to check its purity status.”
“Consumption of water from uncertified sources is not regulated in the PAA.”
It also warns consumers not to use bottled or bottled water with a pH of 7.0 or above, as these are “most likely to contain toxic chemicals”.
“The PWA recommends that you avoid drinking water from water sources with a higher pH than 7.5, as the use may have harmful effects on your body and your immune system,” the guidelines state in a separate section.
In 2017, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) issued a voluntary advice letter to consumers, including those who buy their water from packaged water and packaged food, about the potential risks associated to the use, consumption and consumption by pets.
Read AHPRA’s 2018 adviceLetter about pets in water (PDF 1.3MB)About the PBA’s 2018 guidanceThe PBA has recently taken its advice from the AHPRa on the topic of pet ownership and water, which states that “pet owners should be responsible for ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of their pets”.
“Pet owners should also consider the health of their own pets and the needs of other members of the family, including the elderly, the blind and people with disabilities,” the guidance says.
“It is important that you always use a pet-safe water filter to reduce the risk of disease spread to your pet.”
This will help prevent any disease-causing bacteria from becoming established.
“PupWA has also issued guidance to its members about the best way to safely use bottled, canned and bottled water when purchasing a product.”
All consumers should always take responsibility for