WATER DELIVERY

Water is an essential component in life. When you sign up for water delivery with Wade Sales and Service, you’ll enjoy crisp, clean, bottled water, and dependable delivery service, at reasonable rates. Call for our Risk-Free Trial offer of two free bottles of water and one month free cooler rental for any residential, office or commercial water needs.

Quality bottled water gives fresh flavor to your favorite recipes, coffee, tea and juices. Each drop of our drinking water has to meet stringent standards at the federal, state and industry level, making sure it tastes crisp and refreshing every time.

Drink for your health

Health experts agree proper hydration should be part of a daily routine. Your body is mostly water so replenishing it is essential. Water helps regulate your temperature, lubricate joints and muscles and carry nutrients throughout your body. Replenishing the body’s water supply is a simple and effective way to support a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.

Refresh Yourself

With its crisp, clean taste, bottled water quenches your thirst naturally, is readily available and is a cost-effective alternative to sugary drinks. Find yourself with a daytime energy lull? Reach for a tall, cold glass of water to help perk you up. Is it hot or cold outside? Your body needs extra water during the summer because you can lose a lot of fluids in the heat AND you need extra water in the winter because your body works harder in the winter to keep warm. Year-round refreshment with bottled water is the ideal way to ensure your body’s hydration needs are met.

Home Water Delivery Keeps Your Family Refreshed

When you sign up for home water delivery with us, you’ll be working with a respected Company who will bring you the freshest, best-tasting drinking available today. We make it simple to choose the best delivery package for you.

With a variety of attractive dispensers, your water is ready when you are. Plus, we’re always available to answer questions or tailor your delivery service. Whether you want to add more bottles to your order or change the frequency of the delivery, we can help.

How Our Service Works:

  • Once you’ve placed your order, your dedicated delivery specialist will deliver your selected bottled water products, plus, install and set-up the water dispenser, if applicable. You’ll also receive a delivery calendar and agree where you’ll place empty bottles.
  • After your initial delivery, leave out any empty water bottles and try any other items you may have ordered, regardless of whether you are home.

Federal Regulation

On a federal level, bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a food product to ensure bottled water product safety from production to packaging to consumption.

All bottled water products must comply with FDA’s Quality Standards listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) including:

  • Standards of Quality
  • Standards of Identity (such as labeling regulations and standardized terms)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (such as plant construction, sanitary facilities and process controls)
  • The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (such as maintaining records and registering bottling and operations/sales facilities with the FDA).

State Standards

In addition to FDA’s extensive regulatory requirements, the bottled water industry is subject to state regulatory requirements as well.

A significant responsibility of the states is inspecting, sampling, analyzing and approving sources of water. Under the federal GMPs, only approved sources of water can be used to supply a bottling plant. Although regulations vary from state to state, in general they cover the following:

  • State Labeling
  • Laboratory Certification
  • Quality Standards
  • Bottling Plant Permits
  • Water Sources
  • Product Labeling

Another area in which some states have important responsibilities that complement federal regulation is the certification of testing laboratories. As with any food establishment, the states perform unannounced plant inspections, and some states perform annual inspections.


 IBWA Standards

Bottled water companies that are members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) must adhere to stringent industry standards. IBWA has established a quality assurance program, a strict set of standards called the Model Code of Practice. In some instances, the IBWA Model Code is stricter than FDA regulations.

The IBWA is also active at all levels of the local, state and federal government assisting in the development of such regulations. As a member of the IBWA, we must comply with the following standards:

  • Annual, unannounced inspections by third-party auditors
  • Audits of all areas of plant production
  • Adherence to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Program
  • Compliance audits of federal and state regulations and industry standards

Determining how much water you should drink each day depends upon your body type, health, how active you are and where you live. Consider the following*:

  • Age: Children get hotter than adults during exercise because they don’t sweat as much. The feeling of thirst actually lags behind water loss, so by the time children feel thirsty, they may already be dehydrated. For seniors, they may not recognize their own thirst signals.
  • Exercise: If you are active, you lose more water than if you are sedentary. In general, most doctors recommend a few extra cups of fluid for intense workout sessions. Plus, if the weather is exceptionally warm, increase your fluid intake even more.
  • Environment: Exposure to hot, humid or arid weather requires additional fluids too. During wintertime, your body’s increased efforts to regulate warmth and dryness from heated indoor air, both require additional fluid intake.
  • Illnesses or health conditions: Fever, vomiting and diarrhea cause your body to lose additional fluids that must be replaced. Certain infections also increase your fluid intake needs. On the other hand, other conditions such as heart failure, some types of kidney, liver and adrenal diseases may actually require reductions in your fluid intake.
  • Pregnancy and/or breast-feeding: As recommended by doctors, pregnant and/or breast-feeding women need additional fluids since large amounts of water are needed by the growing fetus and are lost during nursing.
  • Traveling: When traveling on an airplane, it is probably a good idea to drink eight ounces of water for every hour you are on board the plane. As you can see, your daily need for water can add up to quite a lot.
  • Other Beverages: Alcoholic beverages, and to some extent caffeinated beverages too, add to your daily water needs since both beverage types act as diuretics, meaning they encourage the body to lose more water faster than consumed.

* Note: It is possible to drink too much water

A condition known as hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood caused by too much water) has caused deaths. If you feel concerned about your fluid intake, or don’t know exactly how much you should be drinking each day, it is best to check with your doctor or a registered dietitian to help you determine the amount of water that is best for you. Keep in mind at least twenty percent or more of your body’s water needs will come from the foods you eat. The rest of your needs could be met from the beverages you drink.

Tips for Proper Hydration

Proper hydration does more than just keep you from getting thirsty. Hydration is the replacement of body fluids lost through sweating, exhaling and elimination. We need to replenish those fluids to avoid dehydration. It’s just as important to stay hydrated at the office, at home and at the gym.

Mild dehydration can cause feelings of lost energy and general illness. If fluids are not replaced quickly, severe and even life-threatening dehydration can occur. This is especially true in the very young and the elderly.

Signs and symptoms of dehydration include the following:

  • MILD TO EXCESSIVE THIRST
  • DRY MOUTH AND/OR DRY SKIN
  • FATIGUE
  • DIZZINESS, NAUSEA, AND/OR HEADACHE
  • MUSCLE WEAKNESS
  • DARKENED, LITTLE, OR NO URINATION
  • INCREASED BODY TEMPERATURE
  • LABORED BREATHING
* Disclaimer
This article is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any kind of a health problem. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Always consult with your health care provider about any kind of a health problem and especially before beginning any kind of exercise routine.
Sources: Spigt MG, Kuijper EC, Schayck CP, Troost J, Knipschild PG, Linssen VM, Knottnerus JA. “Increasing the daily water intake for the prophylactic treatment of headache: a pilot trial.” Eur J Neurol. 2005 Sep;12(9):715-8. Armstrong LE, Pumerantz AC, Roti MW, Judelson DA, Watson G, Dias JC, Sokmen B, Casa DJ, Maresh CM, Lieberman H, Kellogg M. “Fluid, electrolyte, and renal indices of hydration during 11 days of controlled caffeine consumption.” Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2005 Jun;15(3):252-65. Mayo Clinic (2006)
+ Regulations

Federal Regulation

On a federal level, bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a food product to ensure bottled water product safety from production to packaging to consumption.

All bottled water products must comply with FDA’s Quality Standards listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) including:

  • Standards of Quality
  • Standards of Identity (such as labeling regulations and standardized terms)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (such as plant construction, sanitary facilities and process controls)
  • The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (such as maintaining records and registering bottling and operations/sales facilities with the FDA).

State Standards

In addition to FDA’s extensive regulatory requirements, the bottled water industry is subject to state regulatory requirements as well.

A significant responsibility of the states is inspecting, sampling, analyzing and approving sources of water. Under the federal GMPs, only approved sources of water can be used to supply a bottling plant. Although regulations vary from state to state, in general they cover the following:

  • State Labeling
  • Laboratory Certification
  • Quality Standards
  • Bottling Plant Permits
  • Water Sources
  • Product Labeling

Another area in which some states have important responsibilities that complement federal regulation is the certification of testing laboratories. As with any food establishment, the states perform unannounced plant inspections, and some states perform annual inspections.


 IBWA Standards

Bottled water companies that are members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) must adhere to stringent industry standards. IBWA has established a quality assurance program, a strict set of standards called the Model Code of Practice. In some instances, the IBWA Model Code is stricter than FDA regulations.

The IBWA is also active at all levels of the local, state and federal government assisting in the development of such regulations. As a member of the IBWA, we must comply with the following standards:

  • Annual, unannounced inspections by third-party auditors
  • Audits of all areas of plant production
  • Adherence to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Program
  • Compliance audits of federal and state regulations and industry standards
+ Things to Know

Determining how much water you should drink each day depends upon your body type, health, how active you are and where you live. Consider the following*:

  • Age: Children get hotter than adults during exercise because they don’t sweat as much. The feeling of thirst actually lags behind water loss, so by the time children feel thirsty, they may already be dehydrated. For seniors, they may not recognize their own thirst signals.
  • Exercise: If you are active, you lose more water than if you are sedentary. In general, most doctors recommend a few extra cups of fluid for intense workout sessions. Plus, if the weather is exceptionally warm, increase your fluid intake even more.
  • Environment: Exposure to hot, humid or arid weather requires additional fluids too. During wintertime, your body’s increased efforts to regulate warmth and dryness from heated indoor air, both require additional fluid intake.
  • Illnesses or health conditions: Fever, vomiting and diarrhea cause your body to lose additional fluids that must be replaced. Certain infections also increase your fluid intake needs. On the other hand, other conditions such as heart failure, some types of kidney, liver and adrenal diseases may actually require reductions in your fluid intake.
  • Pregnancy and/or breast-feeding: As recommended by doctors, pregnant and/or breast-feeding women need additional fluids since large amounts of water are needed by the growing fetus and are lost during nursing.
  • Traveling: When traveling on an airplane, it is probably a good idea to drink eight ounces of water for every hour you are on board the plane. As you can see, your daily need for water can add up to quite a lot.
  • Other Beverages: Alcoholic beverages, and to some extent caffeinated beverages too, add to your daily water needs since both beverage types act as diuretics, meaning they encourage the body to lose more water faster than consumed.

* Note: It is possible to drink too much water

A condition known as hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood caused by too much water) has caused deaths. If you feel concerned about your fluid intake, or don’t know exactly how much you should be drinking each day, it is best to check with your doctor or a registered dietitian to help you determine the amount of water that is best for you. Keep in mind at least twenty percent or more of your body’s water needs will come from the foods you eat. The rest of your needs could be met from the beverages you drink.

Tips for Proper Hydration

Proper hydration does more than just keep you from getting thirsty. Hydration is the replacement of body fluids lost through sweating, exhaling and elimination. We need to replenish those fluids to avoid dehydration. It’s just as important to stay hydrated at the office, at home and at the gym.

Mild dehydration can cause feelings of lost energy and general illness. If fluids are not replaced quickly, severe and even life-threatening dehydration can occur. This is especially true in the very young and the elderly.

Signs and symptoms of dehydration include the following:

  • MILD TO EXCESSIVE THIRST
  • DRY MOUTH AND/OR DRY SKIN
  • FATIGUE
  • DIZZINESS, NAUSEA, AND/OR HEADACHE
  • MUSCLE WEAKNESS
  • DARKENED, LITTLE, OR NO URINATION
  • INCREASED BODY TEMPERATURE
  • LABORED BREATHING
* Disclaimer
This article is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any kind of a health problem. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Always consult with your health care provider about any kind of a health problem and especially before beginning any kind of exercise routine.
Sources: Spigt MG, Kuijper EC, Schayck CP, Troost J, Knipschild PG, Linssen VM, Knottnerus JA. “Increasing the daily water intake for the prophylactic treatment of headache: a pilot trial.” Eur J Neurol. 2005 Sep;12(9):715-8. Armstrong LE, Pumerantz AC, Roti MW, Judelson DA, Watson G, Dias JC, Sokmen B, Casa DJ, Maresh CM, Lieberman H, Kellogg M. “Fluid, electrolyte, and renal indices of hydration during 11 days of controlled caffeine consumption.” Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2005 Jun;15(3):252-65. Mayo Clinic (2006)