I am very excited to report that I have FINALLY procured some 5 gallon water bottles that do not contain Bisphenol-A (BPA). After my October 2008 post about the evils of BPA, I discovered that the 5 gallon bottles I was using at home were made from #7 plastic. I set about replacing them immediately. Unfortunately, at the time, I could not locate any 5 gallon bottles that were not #7 plastic. I found a site that claimed to sell them, but they were out of stock and could not tell me when that problem would remedied.
Pure Flo water company in Santee, CA has BPA free bottles for sale in their water store. You may also purchase them from their website. Pure Flo has a self-serve water station at their Santee location where you can fill your 5 gallon bottles. When I bought my new, BPA-free bottles they came with a free fill-up.
So far,I like the bottles. They are lighter weight and softer than the crown top bottles I was using but they take the same dew caps. Gregory did discover, to our consternation, that the no spill top we used to use with our old bottles will fit the new bottles but is then almost impossible to remove when you want to switch bottles. The bottles are molded AROUND the handles, so there is little chance that the handles will pop off of the bottles. The handle seemed comfortable enough to use and did not seem to dig into my hand.
I do not know if Pure Flo will deliver water in BPA-free bottles or not but I’m sure they would happily entertain the question.