Frequently Asked Questions
How does Le Bleu service work?
Setup, delivery, and billing are fast and easy for all of Le Bleu Enterprises’ products, including bottled water, water coolers, and coffee/tea service. For complete details on how to purchase and schedule service, please click here.
What is so important about drinking “pure” water?
The human body is approximately 70% water. Water regulates your temperature, dissolves the body’s waste products, and flushes out toxins. Commonsense reasoning tells you that the quality of water, which makes up so much of your body, may radically affect your health and well-being. That is why it is vitally important that you drink pure water! Click here to order Le Bleu Ultra Pure bottled water for your home today.
What is “pure” water?
There are a lot of loose interpretations about what “pure” water is, but truly pure water is H2O – two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen. That’s it. Nothing else…Not H2O plus minerals, plus chemicals, or plus anything else.
Pure water should be absolutely free of foreign particles, chemicals, inorganic minerals, bacteria, or other contaminants. Today, you may find water that has been purified to some extent, but the real question should be “to what extent?” Steam distillation is widely recognized as the single most effective method of purification. Le Bleu’s 5-step purification process includes fractional vapor compression stem distillation.
Le Bleu Ultra Pure Water is just that: ultra pure!
What is spring water?
Spring water is bottled water that’s derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth.
Spring water is not necessarily filtered and is not distilled, unless otherwise noted. Spring water could contain chemicals, inorganic minerals, and impurities.
Is Le Bleu water safe for babies?
Yes! Le Bleu water is not only safe, but it’s doctor-recommended. In fact, doctors recommend using distilled water for baby formula.
Do we need inorganic minerals in our water?
Absolutely not! We get our organic minerals from the foods we eat. Fruits, grains, nuts, vegetables, and meats supply the minerals we need on a daily basis.
Do home water softeners purify water?
No. Water softeners do not eliminate inorganic minerals, they merely hold them in suspension in an ionized state. The method for softening water is to add 2 parts sodium, which extracts one part calcium and one part magnesium from the water supply and results in softer water (which is higher in sodium).
How much water should I drink every day?
This chart is provided by the International Bottled Water Association to help you determine how much
water per day is enough.
Is drinking distilled water dangerous? I’ve read that it’s harmful because distilled water easily becomes acidic and supposedly robs the body of important minerals. Is that true?
Dr. Weil’s Answer
“First of all, let me review for the record what distilled water is – it’s water that has been turned into steam so its impurities are left behind. The steam is then condensed to make pure water. The process of distillation kills and removes virtually all bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and other organic and inorganic contaminants. Once distilled, the water is as pure as water can reasonably be.
For reasons I don’t understand, any number of myths, some quite extreme, have grown up over the years about distilled water. A quick Internet search will take you to sites that put forth such views as “distilled water leads to early death.” Nonsense. One claim holds that distillation removes minerals as well as various contaminants from water. While it’s true that distillation removes minerals as well as various contaminants from water, we don’t know that the human body can readily absorb minerals from water. We get our minerals from food, not water. By one manufacturer’s estimate, you would have to drink 676 eight-ounce glasses of tap water in Boston to reach the RDA for calcium.
Your question as to whether distilled water leaches minerals out of the body reflects another persistent myth. While pure water helps to remove minerals from the body that cells have eliminated or not used, it does not “leach” out minerals that have become part of your body’s cell structure. Neither does distilled water cause your teeth to deteriorate, a false claim made by a filter manufacturer looking to boost sales. As far as acidity goes, distilled water is close to a neutral pH and has no effect on the body’s acid/base balance.
I hope I’ve set your mind at ease. Distilled water not only isn’t dangerous, it’s the purest form of water. It’s also the kind of water I drink.”
What communities does Le Bleu serve?
Please see our About Us page for more information.
How much water will I use?
For residential service, the average usage is approximately one bottle per person, per month. So an average family of four would go through approximately four bottles per month. Again, this is simply an average – your family’s usage will vary. For residential accounts, we typically deliver water every four weeks on a regularly scheduled route.
For business accounts, the average usage is approximately half of a bottle per person, per month. Again, this average does vary considerably based on individual habits, etc.
For business accounts, we typically deliver water every two or four weeks, depending on usage.
For home or business, if you ever run low on water, just give us a call and we will make a special delivery.
What type of coolers do you offer?
Please see Our Coolers page for more information.
How often do you deliver your water?
We deliver on regularly scheduled routes. The routes are typically either every two, four, or eight weeks, depending on your usage. We will provide you with a calendar of all of the delivery dates for the year.
Do I need to be home for deliveries?
Other than the initial set-up of your service and account, you do not need to be home for us to make deliveries. On your scheduled delivery days, you simply need to leave your empty bottles by your front door (or any other pre-arranged spot) and we will replace them with the same number of full bottles.
How can I pay my bill?
We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard and American Express cards. You can pay your delivery driver at the time of each delivery, mail your payment, or call us at 888-532-5381 to pay with a credit card. We also invite you to set up your account on an automated, monthly payment plan using either an auto debit from your checking account or from a major credit card.
What are bottle deposits?
Bottle deposits are a standard industry practice that companies charge to ensure the return of their bottles. Le Bleu, like most bottled water companies, charges a one-time bottle deposit of $7.99 per bottle to its customers. This is a fully refundable deposit, and is typically only charged on your initial supply of bottles. On most deliveries, we will normally exchange an equal number of full bottles for your empty bottles. However, if on a subsequent order you increase (or decrease) your inventory of bottles, you will be charged (or credited) the appropriate bottle deposits.
How is your water purified?
Please see the The Le Bleu Difference page for more information.
Do you put fluoride in Le Bleu water? Is Le Bleu water filtered to remove fluoride?
We do not add fluoride to Le Bleu ultra pure water, and the five-step process we use to purify our water removes fluoride and other potentially hazardous contaminants. While some people believe fluoride is essential to strong teeth and bones, there is significant evidence that chronic fluoride exposure can result in health problems. If you’re interested in more information, please read the excerpts below from Prescription for Nutritional Healing, by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.
“Proponents say that fluoride occurs naturally and helps develop and maintain strong bones and teeth. Opponents to fluoridation contend that when fluoridated water is consumed regularly, toxic levels of fluorine…build up in the body, causing irreparable harm to the immune system. The Delaney Clause of the Food Additives Amendment of 1958, which provides for monitoring of additives and other substances in the food supply, stated that ‘fluoridation is mass medication without parallel in the history of medicine.’
Meanwhile, no convincing scientific proof has ever been generated that fluoridated water makes for stronger bones and teeth.…chronic fluoride use results in numerous health problems, including osteoporosis and osteomalacia, and also damages teeth, and leaves them mottled. The salts used to fluoridate our nation’s water supply, sodium fluoride and fluorosalidic acid, are industrial byproducts that are never found in nature. They are also notoriously toxic compounds, so much so that they are used in rat poison and insecticides. The naturally occurring form of fluoride, calcium fluoride, is not toxic, but this form of fluoride is not used to fluoridate water.
…Additional fluorides are widely used in toothpaste products, so it is easy to see how many Americans may be digesting excessive amounts of this potentially toxic substance.”
I have a different question…
Have a question our site hasn’t addressed? We’d be happy to help. Contact us here or give us a call at 888-532-5381 – whatever’s easiest for you. We’ll get back to you in no time with the answers you’re looking for. We look forward to hearing from you, and we thank you for your interest in our services.