Buxton Water Top 3 most frequently asked questions

How do we know our water is 5000 years old?

You might have been wondering how our mineral water is made, and have noticed that the labels on our bottled water say that Buxton Water fell as rain 5000 years ago.

How can we know that, you ask? Water dating studies showed that the water fell as rain over the Peak District around 5000 years ago. The water then took all this time to be slowly filtered downwards through a mile of Derbyshire limestone.

By the time it’s naturally pumped up to the surface to be bottled, it’s crisp, pure and delicious.

Is our mineral water different to tap water?

We are often asked what the difference is between a bottle of our Buxton natural mineral water and tap water.

Although they both look - and hydrate - just the same, there ARE some important differences! Buxton water fell as rain around 5000 years ago, and has slowly filtered down through a mile of Derbyshire limestone.

It is free from pollution, crisp, fresh and delicious. We can say that Buxton water is a mineral water because it ticks all the boxes to be designated as such! But what is mineral water, you ask? It is constantly flowing, not chemically treated, and has a constant mineral composition.

Buxton guarantees these qualities, with a purity that means that it can be classified as a natural mineral water.

Why is there a best before date on water bottles?

Have you always wanted to know why bottled mineral water has an expiration date? Why does bottled water expire? Our water is 5000 years old, after all!

The answer is, it’s not about the water itself, but the bottle.

All of our bottles are made out of PET, which is 100% recyclable. It is a breathable material, which means that a small amount of water can actually evaporate through the bottle if it is stored for a long time.

Our bottles need their best before date so that we can be sure that you’re getting all the delicious mineral water that you paid for.

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