Not necessarily, some bottled water is treated more than tap water and some bottled water is treated less or not at all. If you have questions or concerns about your bottled water, please read the label and contact the manufacturer or distributor to learn more. Bottled water must meet the standards of the Food and Drug Administration, unlike municipal water which is strictly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Many bottled waters do not contain fluoride. Fluoride is important to aid in the prevention of tooth decay in developing children. Some bottled water originates from municipal utility water and is processed to remove chlorine. The quality and safety of bottled water can degrade over time. It is not advisable to store bottled water for lengthy periods or beyond its expiration date. In the Town of Pittsboro, water is delivered to your home approximately 3 to 5 days after it is disinfected. How old is your bottled water?