Blue Can Water FAQs

How long does Blue Can Water last?

Blue Can offers a 50-year shelf life guarantee for its water products based on state-of-the-art manufacturing processes that meet or exceed standard FDA regulations and bottled water industry standards. FDA has established specific regulations for bottled water in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR).

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) further adds: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which regulates the quality and safety of bottled water, has neither set nor suggested any limitation to the shelf life of bottled water. In that regard, the International Bottled Water Association's general position is that as long as water is packaged in accordance with FDA processing and good manufacturing practices, 21 CFR, Part 129, and meets the FDA quality standard provisions as outlined in 21 CFR, Part 165, the product's shelf life should remain intact for an indefinite period provided that product storage is as recommended by the manufacturer.

How is Blue Can Water purified?

Blue Can Water is purified, disinfected, and sterilized to remove any chemicals or particles using a 12-step multi-stage process. This process includes using active charcoal filters, dual reserve osmosis under high pressure, six-stage micron traps, two sterilizers, high intensity UV lights, active pH balance, and ozone sterilization with state-of-the-art technology all preserved under pressure.

What temperature do you recommend storing Blue Can Water?

Temperature fluctuations do not change the quality of Blue Can Water. It's recommended that the water be stored between 34 degrees Fahrenheit to +150 degrees Fahrenheit for best results.

Is the water deionized?

Blue Can Water has an ORP (oxidation reduction potential) of approximately 430, according to the FDA Certified Lab. Deionization is not required.

What is the can liner made of?

In accordance with the FDA requirements and California Proposition 65, Blue Can Water cans have a Non-BPA epoxy coating on the inside to protect the contents from the metal. (Aged water in the can has been tested BPA-Free by an FDA certified lab).

Blue Can Pure Water is always at a neutral PH to prevent any corrosion of the epoxy coating inside the container.

Is radiological testing conducted on the source water?

Radiological testing is done EVERY YEAR and no radiological residue has been detected. Water analysis reports are performed by third party laboratories using procedures established by EPA, AOAC, APHA, AWW and WPCF. Extensive testing was conducted by an independent analytical NELAP Accredited Laboratory (Weck Laboratories Inc. ISO 17025, ELAP #1132, LACSD #10143, NELAC #04229CA) who certified that the test results meet all requirements of NELAC. According to the certified lab report, BCW meets all drinking water standards as established by the State of California Department of Health Services.

Is there a guarantee on the shelf-life of the canned water?

Click Here to view Blue Can’s Limited Warranty.

What makes Blue Can Water so different?

Blue Can has a unique manufacturing process that allows water to be hermetically sealed and safely stored for 50 years.

How long will the water last in the can?

50 Years if stored properly, unopened.

Does the water have a metallic taste?

NO, the water does not have a metallic taste at all. There is a Non BPA epoxy coating inside of the can and both sides of the lid to protect the water from the aluminum.

Is the water BPA Free?

YES, Lab Certified. BPA Free Water, tested in the can.

Can I leave the cans in my garage during hot weather?

Yes, heat changes have been lab tested and do not affect the water inside.

Why Aluminum Cans

Aluminum is the ideal container for long term shelf life. In beverage cans, it can be hermetically sealed (nothing can go in and nothing can go out), it has strength for stacking pallets and aluminum also never rusts (there is no iron in aluminum to allow rusting). Aluminum is a sustainable metal and can be recycled over and over again. A can is generally turned into a new can and back on store shelves within 60 days. Cans are usually available through curbside pickup or community drop-off locations nationwide.

Cans chill faster, colder to the touch on hot summer days, stack best, are the most recycled and recyclable container, lightweight and volume efficient, maintains freshness, protects content from light, tamper evident, long shelf life environmentally friendly, and rigid and unbreakable. Cans protect its contents to ensure uniformity of product quality. Your favorite beverage or canned food will taste the same whether bought in Oregon or Florida, Maine or California. Cans are also used to store fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and ready-to-eat meals giving us access to nutritious, even exotic, foods year round.

How do I tell if my cans are aluminum?

Check your cans with a magnet. A magnet will not be attracted to aluminum. Aluminum cans are also much lighter in weight than steel cans and aluminum will not rust.

Can I put foil in with my cans?

No. Aluminum foil and foil pie plates must be kept separate from your cans and other aluminum. Wipe food from your foil and pans and bag for sale.

Can I get money for aluminum cans?

Yes. Take them to your local recycling center.

How do you prepare cans for recycling?

Containers should be empty, clean and dry. Aluminum cans can be rinsed before recycling.

Where to Buy Blue Can Water

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