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How long is a bottle of water good if it remains sealed? 
According to: The International Bottled Water Association 
As long as bottled water is packaged in accordance with FDA processing and good manufacturing practices, 21 CFR, Part 129, and meets the FDA quality standard provisions as outlined in 21 CFR, Part 165, the product's shelf life should remain intact for an indefinite period provided that product storage and other post-packaging and handling practices do not adulterate or deleteriously affect the finished product.

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The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has just recently got involved in the process. In September 2000, the Government of India made it mandatory for all bottled water companies to get an ISI mark.The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had set a deadline of Mar 29,2001 for complying with the new norms. 

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The leading brands for 1999 in the USA are:
1.  Poland Spring $406.2 million 7.8% market share
2.  Arrowhead $315.0 million 6.0% market share
3.  Aquafina $289, 5.5%
4.  Sparkletts $246.5 million 4.7% market share
5.  Evian $219 million 4.2% market share
6.  Deer Park $167.4 million 3.2% market share
7.  Crystal Springs $157.4 million 3.0% 
      market share
8.  Alpine Spring $151.4 million, 2.9% market share
9.  Zephyrills $147.5 million 2.8% market share
10. Ozarka $144.6 million 2.7% market share

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The Indian Standard on Food Hygiene - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) - System and Guidelines for Its Application,
IS 15000:1998 is technically equivalent to FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission document

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Cryptosporidium being found in tap water. What is it?
Cryptosporidium is a waterborne parasite that lives in animals and can be passed into the water through their waste. Cryptosporidium occysts from animal wastes have been found in rivers, streams, lakes reservoirs and many other types of surface waters. 

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NSF International and 
Quality Assurance International, LLC are the two
independent internationally recognized third-party auditors for approved Bottled Water plants

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Drinking Water Treatment Units Program Standards
There are six ANSI/NSF Standards for point-of-use and point-of-entry drinking water treatment units: 
ANSI/NSF 42: 
Drinking Water Treatment Units - Aesthetic Effects 
ANSI/NSF 44: 
Cation Exchange Water Softeners 
ANSI/NSF 53:
Drinking Water Treatment Units - Health Effects 
ANSI/NSF 55: Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems 
ANSI/NSF 58: Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Treatment Systems 
ANSI/NSF 62: Drinking Water Distillation Systems 

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