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Free Guide Published On Setting Up A Bottled Water Plant

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Many people who are fortunate enough to find a water source on their land, toy with the idea of setting up a bottled water plant but don’t know how to go about it.  It’s more difficult and more expensive than many people think. So, to provide some basic guidelines, British Bottled Water Producers - in association with hydrogeology and market research experts Zenith International - has published a Fact Sheet called simply: Setting up a bottled water plant.

It covers the types of water as defined under the Regulations and describes very simply which waters may be subjected to treatment. The document also covers the various packaging options and describes which authorities to consult in order to proceed with applications for planning and licensing.

Jo Jacobius, Director of British Bottled Water Producers says: “We receive numerous calls, especially at this time of year, from people who think that it will be easy and inexpensive to set up a bottled water business. Of course the reality is that it is certainly not easy and often costly. Our Association exists to help and promote small and medium sized UK bottled water businesses and we are always keen to encourage start-ups. However, as a rule of thumb, the cost of establishing a reasonable sized bottling plant is at least £2million, excluding any transportation or marketing costs, and so it is important for entrepreneurs to understand the investment needed”.

The Fact Sheet is free to download and is downloadable from .

If you wish to apply to join British Bottled Water Producers contact
 For further information:
Jo Jacobius 
T 020 8347 8206 M 07850 338 998      

Article posted on: 30 July 2014

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