P.L. 2005, CHAPTER 325, approved January 12, 2006

Senate, No. 1311 (First Reprint)


An Act concerning bottled water and amending P.L.1987, c.227.


    Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


    1. Section 2 of P.L.1987, c.227 (C.24:12-9) is amended to read as follows:

    2. a. Bottled water which is manufactured, distributed or sold within this State, in addition to complying with the standards governing the manufacturing, storage and distribution of bottled water promulgated by the Department of Health and Senior Services pursuant to R.S. 24:2-1, shall comply with the regulations concerning drinking water quality standards adopted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the "Safe Drinking Water Act," P.L.1977, c.224 (C.58:12A-1 et seq.) [and shall not be sold more than two years after the date on which it is sealed in its bottle, package, or container].

    b. 1[All bottles, packages, or containers of bottled water sold, offered for sale, or bottled in this State shall bear a clear and prominent label indicating the specific location at which the water was obtained, including the address of a water purveyor, artesian or driven well, spring, or other point of origin. This label shall also classify the bottled water as demineralized water, distilled water, purified water, drinking water, light mineral water, mineral water, or spring water and shall contain]1 [an expiration date of two years from] 1[the date on which the water was bottled.] (Deleted by amendment, P.L. , c. .)1

(cf: P.L.1987, c.227, s.2)


    2. This act shall take effect immediately.




Provides that label of bottled water contain date on which water was bottled.