Questions

  • About evian®
    • Where is evian® water from?

      evian® natural mineral water comes from only one place in the world - the Cachat Spring (pronounced CA-SHAH) at the base of the French Alps in the town of Évian-Les-Bains, France. Want to find it on a map? No problem. evian is near the border of Switzerland in France.

    • Where is evian water bottled?

      evian® is bottled near the source, at our factory. The stainless steel piping from the spring directly to the plant and the filling equipment are designed to protect the quality of evian’s natural water. We can assure you that evian is bottled from a protected source and thus is protected from contamination from man-made chemical in compliance  with the NMW regulation.

    • How is evian® water made?

      evian® natural mineral water isn’t made, it’s given to us by nature. Our water gets its unique, exceptional qualities from the source. Protected under a fortress of geological layers built by glaciers 30,000 years ago, it slowly travels through natural snowy, glacial rocks naturally filtering it. It’s a 15-year process before it gets from the French Alps to you - with no additives, no enhancements. The water’s unique taste and composition is a result of nature’s water cycle. 

       

    • What is evian®?

      evian® is a uniquely sourced natural mineral water from the French Alps that’s always naturally hydrating and refreshing  - with nothing added for taste and not enhanced with extras in perfect compliance with NMW reg.

    • What does evian mean?

      We’re not trying to hide behind some fancy, complicated name. We call ourselves evian, because that’s exactly where our water comes from–– Évian-Les-Bains, France, the home of our spring. “evian” comes from the Celtic word "evua" which means water.

    • Where is the evian bottling site?

      For us, everything revolves around our source. evian is proud to call Évian-Les-Bains, France home to its headquarters.

  • Purchasing evian
  • Natural mineral water quality & taste
    • Is evian natural mineral water? Do you add any minerals? Is evian mineral, filtered, or purified water?

      evian is a natural mineral water, we don’t add anything for taste or enhance with extras as required by natural mineral water regulations. Our water is a product of nature and only nature, meaning all of the minerals listed on the mineral composition list naturally come into the water as it flows through layers of rock, soil and sediment. None are added.
       

      You can learn more about the naturally occurring electrolyte and mineral composition of our water here.

    • What is the pH of evian?

      evian’s pH is 7.2.

    • Does evian contain electrolytes?

      Yes, evian contains naturally occurring electrolytes contributing to the taste that nature intended. You can learn more about the naturally occurring electrolyte and mineral composition of our water here

    • Is evian purified or treated in any way?

      The high quality of evian water both at the source and after bottling is controlled by analytical tests. These tests verify that the water is not contaminated meeting the relevant regulations for food safety and quality.

      Our scientists and independent certified laboratories perform extensive tests on the water source and finished bottled water product to ensure we exceed or are compliant with all bottled water requirements.

  • Bottle quality & sustainability
    • Are evian bottles recyclable?

      All evian bottles are 100% recyclable and made of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate Code No.

      1)- one of the most commonly recycled type of plastic worldwide Please recycle your bottle and cap so we can keep plastic out of nature and in the circular economy where it belongs.

      In many communities, glass and PET evian bottles can be recycled at recycling centers, or through “curbside” recycling programs.

      In order to find out if recycling facilities exist in your area or whether you have a curbside recycling program, we suggest that you check with your local municipal office.

      You can learn more about our commitment to sustainability and becoming a circular brand here.

    • Do evian bottles contain recycled material?

      As of today, evian bottles contain on average 40% rPET* (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) across the range. We’re committed to increasing this content percentage in the future, as we work towards our goal of becoming a circular brand by 2025, which entails using 100% recycled PET in our plastic bottles*.  In the meantime, launching iconic formats with increased levels of rPET suchs as our 1.5L bottle that contains 50% rPET.

      You can learn more about our packaging and recycling practices here.
       

      *excludes label and caps.

    • Why is there an expiration date on evian bottles?

      We recommend that evian be stored in a dry, cool clean place like a clean pantry or kitchen cabinet where you store other food items. Please consume by the expiration date to take avantage of the best organoleptic quality of evian NMW. We also recommend against storing our evian bottles next to non-food items like household cleaning liquids or chemicals.