This section provides additional detail to the services listed on the Home page

  • Water supply risk assessment
  • Water stewardship and sustainable water management
  • Water quality legislation and standards
  • Due diligence on natural mineral water and spring water sources
  • European natural mineral water legislation
  • Communicating through training, presentations and documentation

Water supply risk assessment

Most manufacturing sites rely on a reliable supply of high quality water. Every water supply, whether a private borehole or a sophisticated municipal supply, has a level of risk.

After compliance, the first important requirement is knowledge - of the supplier, the water sources and the risk of failure or contamination. A business also needs to understand the risk of water scarcity and whether they will have access to the water they need as their business grows.

Easton Consult can lead and advise on all aspects of water risk assessment, reporting and communication.

Water stewardship and sustainable water management

Sustainable water management is about sustainable business, sustainable environment and sustainable community. In addition to protecting their business, a good corporate citizen needs to know it is using water responsibly and sustainably and not causing any unacceptable impacts on the surrounding environment or community,

Many companies, especially those with a high profile, need to be in a position to also communicate they are a good water steward. At a basic level, this means being prepared with the facts; at the advanced level, it is certification.  

Easton Consult can advise on the assessments, actions and communications towards achieving and demonstrating water stewardship.  

Water quality legislation and standards

Peter Easton can advise on chemical and micro-biological standards in the Drinking Water Directive, the Natural Mineral Water Directive and the Codex Natural Mineral Water Standards.

There are a number of criteria for setting a parameter limit, some based on a very accurate assessment of risk and others (often due a lack of data) based on crude precautionary assumptions. Sometimes it is important to understand the safety risk in the event of a non-compliance. 

Due diligence on natural mineral water and spring water

In the event of acquisition of a bottled water business (based on Natural Mineral Water or Spring Water, a thorough due diligence investigation of the water sources and their management, is essential, to include:

  • Raw water quality and risks of contamination
  • Source capacity, safe yield and sustainability
  • Regulatory aspects: permits, compliance with quality and treatments
  • Condition of the water source, its equipment, transport and storage facilities

European natural mineral water legislation 

Peter Easton has many years experience advising on the European regulations for natural mineral water and spring water. In the European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW), he was an active vice-chair on the Technical & Regulatory Working Group for 7 years, representing Coca-Cola and working closely with peers from Nestle Waters, Danone, Spadel, etc, and national federations. 

Peter participated in consultations and representations for the review of the international Codex Natural Mineral Water Standard in 2008/09.

Peter is an acknowledged contributor to the Guide to Good Hygienic Practices for Packaged Water Europe (EFBW 2012), officially approved by DG SANCO

Easton Consult can advise on compliance and the suitability of a new or acquired water source for use as natural mineral water or spring water.  

Communication on water through training, presentations and documentation

Peter Easton has led numerous training programs on water supply management and bottled water, and is experienced in tailoring the content to multi-disciplinary or non-technical audiences. He has designed programs to include a combination of his own presentations and incorporating other relevant experts. 

Peter has regularly contributed to 'accessible' guidance documentation on water management, such as the EFBW Guide to Good Hygienic Practices for Packaged Water.