West Virginia requires all bottlers and distributors of bottled water to
obtain a permit from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human
Resources, Office of Environmental Health Services.
This is done so it can be verified that the bottled water is from an approved
source which is properly protected, is properly labeled as to it's source,
tested for potential contaminants and inspected to verify that it is bottled
in a sanitary manner.
West Virginia currently has over 170 plants under permit bottling over 1200
labels. These plants are in 9 different countries and 31 states.
For a list of approved bottled water brand
names, click here.
For a list of bottled
water companies, click here.
Listing of West Virginia Certified Drinking
On-line Application and Payment Option
To Complete an Online Application for New or Renewal
Permit to Distribute Bottled Water; You will need:
Employee Identification Number (F.E.I.N. number)
Card: VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER
In addition to the application and fee you must
provide the following documents before your permit will be issued:
results of a recent chemical analysis on both raw water and finished
product. (for large files please consider
sending the documents in multiple emails or by USPS)
State Plants must submit a copy of your most recent Permit to Operate
issued by your state’s regulatory agency.
Click here for Application Requirements.
These documents can be emailed to:
or: Faxed to: 304-558-1071
to: Office of Environmental Health Services
Public Health Sanitation Division
350 Capitol Street, Room 313
Charleston, WV 25301- 3713
Attn: Wayne P.
Permit to Distribute Bottled Water will be
processed and mailed after all required documents are received.
Click Here to begin Online Application
Approved Laboratories for Microbiological and/or Chemical
In-State Water Bottling Plants
are permitted to
use any laboratory from the facilities shown under "Water Qualities
Laboratories" above or they may use an out of state laboratory not on this
list if the laboratory has been certified with the Safe Drinking Water Act
Regulations for testing or water. The lab's name, address, and
certification number must be submitted to this office.
Out-of-state Water Bottling Plants are permitted to use any
laboratory that is properly certified by their home state or country to do the
required testing. Please submit the state or country certification number as
well as the name and address of the laboratory at the proper location on the
Note to Bottlers:
In addition to the required weekly source and finished product
microbiological testing, and Pursuant to 21 CFR 129.80.f. you are required to perform bacteriological
testing of each size container used for bottled water at least once every three
(3) months. A bacteriological swab and/or rinse count must be made
from at least four containers and closures just prior to filling and sealing.
These tests must be performed by a qualified
laboratory that is certified for this test. At this time in West
Virginia, the only lab certified for this test is the
WV Office of Laboratory Services.
Test results must be retained at the facility for a period
of three years (3), and be available for review at the time of inspection.
Bottled Water Forms
Click here for a Complete Application Packet
for a NEW Bottled Water Facility this packet
includes all forms and information listed below:
Permit Renewal Bottled Water Application Package
click here for complete application package
Note: The listing of West Virginia Certified
Drinking Water Laboratories is maintained by the
Office of Laboratory Services.
Please check the
WV Office of Laboratory Services Web Site
for current listings.