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What's the difference between artesian water and other waters?
The next time you’re shopping for water, take a close look at the label! Most waters are either purified, spring or artesian. We like to say the deeper the source, the purer the water. For example, purified water comes from a community source, commonly known as tap water. Spring water originates from a spring, identified on the bottle. Our artesian water comes from the Crystalline Rock Aquifer, originating in the foothills of the southern Appalachian mountains, but located nearly 1,000 feet underneath the surface of the earth away from any runoff or impurities. This is pure water the way it’s meant to be enjoyed. As we like to say– Springtime Artesian is “crafted by nature and captured by Springtime!”
Where is your source of artesian water located?
Our artesian water comes from the Crystalline Rock Aquifer, originating in the foothills of the southern Appalachian mountains.
What's the pH of Springtime Alkaline Artesian water?

Springtime Alkaline Artesian water has pH of 8.6-8.8, which remains stable for the shelf life of the product, which is two years.  

Are any minerals or ingredients, such as fluoride, added to Springtime Artesian water?
No. Springtime Artesian is pure water from a protected source, the way Mother Nature intended. We conduct water quality tests on a regular basis as required by the FDA. For a copy of our current annual report on the mineral content of Springtime Artesian, call or email us.
Are your plastic bottles safe?

Yes. Our bottles are BPA free and have been since we started bottling water, over 30 years ago.

Do you recycle your plastic bottles?

Southern Beverage is committed to taking care of our environment for generations to come. That’s why we go one step further by using bottles that are made from recycled plastic. We also use minimum plastic in packaging to reduce waste. We recycle the cardboard used at our facility as well. When you finish a bottle of Springtime, remember to recycle your plastic bottles, as well as glass and paper.

What industry standards do you follow?

Our facility is inspected monthly by the Georgia Department of Agriculture under strict FDA guidelines. We are also proud to be a member of Georgia Grown, a statewide community made up of producers, processors, supplies, distributors, retailers, agritourism and consumers who have a commitment to sustainability, quality and integrity. To learn more, go here: www.Georgiagrown.com

What is the shelf life of your products?
All of our water products have a shelf life of two years, with the exception of the Springtime Ice Flavored Sparkling water. Due to the carbonation, Springtime Ice has a shelf life of nine months. Our Crystalline soft drinks, which are also carbonated, have a shelf life of one year.
Do your products need to be refrigerated after opening?
No. Due to the process we use when bottling, it is not necessary to refrigerate our products after opening.
What are electrolytes and why are they important to my health?

No matter how active you are, electrolytes help your body function better. Electrolytes are minerals found in your blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge. Electrolytes affect the amount of water in your body, the acidity of your blood (pH), your muscle function, and other important processes. Electrolytes are lost during perspiration or when you are dehydrated. It’s important to replace them by drinking fluids that contain electrolytes. Regular water does not contain electrolytes.

What kinds of calorie free sweeteners do you use in your products?

We use Sucralose, commonly known as Splenda. It is calorie free.

Do your products contain sodium?

All of our products are sodium free.

What can I do if I can't find Springtime or other Southern Beverage products in my local area?

Southern Beverage products can be found throughout the southeastern United States. But depending on the distributor, Springtime can sometimes be found in other states and even other countries! We get many requests from visitors to the southeast requesting Springtime in their hometown stores. Simply drop us a line and we’ll connect you with the closest retail partner. If that doesn’t work, we can ship product directly to your door. Keep in mind you’re responsible for shipping costs.

What can I do if my grocery store of choice doesn't carry Springtime or Southern Beverage products?

Make a request for our products by filling out a comment card at your local store or emailing your request to corporate headquarters. It would be greatly appreciated if you would then email us so we can follow up your request with store management.

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