Wonder Valley Tank & Water Inc. goes through a monthly water analysis to guarantee the water leaving our tank is clean, safe, and drinkable. Our water hauling license is issued through the California Department of Public Health and our 2000 gallon tank and equipment are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for potable water use.
The California Department of Public Health promotes and improves the health and quality of life for all California residents through education, standards setting, investigation, inspection, and control of resources. Their Food and Drug Branch issues specific licenses for a variety of water-processing activities including:
- Water bottling plant: a facility in which bottled water is produced.
- Retail water facility: a facility where water is processed, sold, and placed into containers. The water containers may be brought by the consumer or may be sold or given to consumers by the facility.
- Potable water hauler: a person who hauls water in bulk (capacities of 250 gallons of water or greater) where there is a likelihood that the water will be used for drinking, culinary or other purposes.
- Water vending machine: a water-connected vending machine designed to dispenses drinking water.
- Private water source operator: a privately owned source of water that is used for bottled or vended water.
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Bottled water distributor: a person who is not an employee of a water bottling plant that delivers bottled water directly to customers.
Water Bottlers, Haulers, Distributors, and Vendors are regulated by California Law and federal regulations.
For information about license applications and procedures contact the FDB Water Licensing Desk at (916) 650-6500 or on their website.
Our water delivery tank and hoses are made from a food grade plastic known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE). PET is a clear, touch polymer with exceptional gas and moisture barrier properties.
The FDA requires that plastics used in food packaging be of greater purity than plastics used for non-food packaging. This is commonly referred to as food grade plastic. Plastics used to package pharmaceuticals are held to an even higher standard than food grade. Food grade plastic does not contain dyes or recycled plastic deemed harmful to humans. However, this does not mean that food grade plastic cannot contain recycled plastic. The FDA has detailed regulations concerning recycled plastics in food packaging.
Another aspect of food grade plastic is matching the appropriate type of plastic to the food in question. Foods that are highly acidic or that contain alcohol or fats can leach plastic additives from the packaging or container into the food. As a result, you should only use plastic containers that are FDA approved for the particular type of food the plastic will come into contact with. Rest assured, that our plastic tank and equipment is FDA approved for the water we haul to our customers.