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Water-Vending Units and Water Stores

Water-vending units are enclosed units that dispense filtered and disinfected water to the public by means of a self-service, typically currency-operated mechanism. A water store is a facility permitted under water-vending machine regulations that distributes water from fill stations inside the storefront and may also sell related equipment and accessories. The laws and regulations pertaining to these items are present below.

Note that no one may redistribute water from a vending unit or transport water from a water store. Only permitted bottled-water facilities may transport bulk water. Any other facility engaged in this practice will be deemed an unpermitted bottling facility and may be subject to legal sanctions including injunctions to cease and desist operations as well as substantial fines.

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