Evaluation the Water Quality for Water Bottles in Some Provinces in Iraq

Zahraa Ali Hammood, Zainab S. Al-Khafaji and Halah K. Al-Naely

In this research, 20 companies of water bottles production were evaluated in the province of Babylon and its neighboring provinces listed from (A to T). Based on the recorded data on the label this compared with the Iraqi standards for tap water and bottled water as well as WHO standard specifications. Therefore, the study’s purpose is to find what extent are the specifications of the bottled water recorded on their label comparable with Iraqi standards and WHO specifications. Use the excel program for the purpose of drawing diagrams for all properties and found that some of the characteristics of bottled water is not within the Iraqi standards .The minimum limits for Iraqi standard of bottled water, which is important to include in the specification, are not found. It also turned out that the Iraqi standards do not have some specifications .The results showed that only 10 % of the companies under consideration have registered all the water specifications, while the rest of the companies did not include on their label many specifications to certify the water bottles quality, it is necessary to continuously monitor the reliability of Iraqi companies producing bottled water and conforming to the Iraqi standard specifications.

Volume 11 | 12-Special Issue

Pages: 1295-1302

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11SP12/20193338