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Section 111070. (Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 575, Sec. 2.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §111070.

(a)“Bottled water,” means any water that is placed in a sealed container at a water-bottling plant to be used for drinking, culinary, or other purposes involving a likelihood of the water being ingested by humans. Bottled water shall not include water packaged with the approval of the department for use in a public emergency.

(b)“Vended water” means any water that is dispensed by a water-vending machine, retail water facility, or water from a private water source, or other water as defined in Section 111170 that is not placed by a bottler in sealed containers, and that is dispensed by a water-vending machine, retail water facility, water hauler, or any other person or facility for drinking, culinary, or other purposes involving a likelihood of the water being ingested by humans. “Vended water,” does not include water from a public water system that has not undergone additional treatment. Water sold without further treatment is not “vended water” and shall be labeled in accordance with Section 111170.

(c)“Water-bottling plant” means any facility in which bottled water is produced.

(d)A “water-vending machine” means a water-connected vending machine designed to dispense drinking water, or purified or other water products. The machines shall be designed to reduce or remove turbidity, off-tastes, and odors and to provide disinfection treatment. Processes for dissolved solids reduction or removal shall also be used.

(e)“Water hauler,” means any person who hauls water in bulk by any means of transportation if the water is to be used for drinking, culinary, or other purposes involving a likelihood of the water being ingested by humans.

“In bulk,” as used in this subdivision, means containers having capacities of 250 gallons or greater.

(f)“Retail water facility” means any commercial establishment where vended water is sold, and placed in customer’s containers, or placed in containers sold or given to customers who come to the establishment to obtain water.

(g)“Private water source,” means a privately owned source of water, other than a public water system, that is used for bottled or vended water and meets the requirements of an approved source for bottled water as defined in Section 129.3 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(h)“Bottled water distributor” means any person, other than an employee or representative of a bottled water plant, who delivers bottled water directly to customers.





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