Frequently Asked Questions

We are pleased that you want to know more about our water and have hence prepared replies to frequently asked questions. We would be happy to respond to any additional questions, therefore do not hesitate to contact us with your query.

Is the Cetina water bottled at the source of Cetina river and will you drain the water and dry the river out if the production of water increases?

Our bottling plant, while placed near Cetina river at the foot of the magnificent mount Dinara, does not draw water from the river nor from its sources. Although they share the same name, the bottled natural spring water Cetina is drawn from a depth of 70 m, close to the bottling plant itself.

What is the difference between Cetina and other waters?

Cetina natural spring water is bottled at the source at the foot of Dinara mountain in its natural condition, from a 70 m deep aquifer, protected from any pollution. Simple, clean, clear and cold water of the Dinara karst bears the features of the preserved natural environment it comes from, bringing with it the freshness of the magnificent mountain.

Cetina spring water has been „served“ by nature chilled to the ideal tempereature of 12°C. Of course, everyone drinks it according to own preferences, but connoisseurs say that the invigorating effect of the water is most conspicuous at temperatures between 10 and 14 degrees Celsius, and Cetina naturally has this refreshing temperature at the source.

Continuous analyses over a number of years have shown that Cetina natural spring water has a low total mineral content (around 330 mg/l).

Its harmonious natural composition provides Cetina with a subtle and mild taste and makes it exceptionally enjoyable to drink.

Does Cetina undergo any processing before bottling?

Cetina is bottled directly at its source at the foot of Dinara, located in the immediate vicinity of the bottling plant, from a 70 m deep aquifer protected from any pollution and does not undergo any processing whatsoever.

How do you secure the permanent quality of Cetina natural spring water?

After having conducted an annual examination in order to assign the category „natural spring water“, the Public Health Institute issued an opinion according to which Cetina was characterised as a low mineral spring water with permanent values of anions and cations, irrespective of the changes in hydrologic conditions. According to the opinion of the Public Health Institute, Cetina’s major value stems from the absence of any of the examined polluters, which indicates an exceptionally good natural protection of the aquifer. Besides that, the results of microbiological analyses prove the exceptional cleanliness of the water and hence its health safety.

In our internal laboratory our technologists analyse the finished product on a daily basis and the Public Health Institute of Split as the authorised laboratory takes regular samples and controls the composition of the water that we are bottling.

What is the advantage of the low sodium content in the water?

Cetina water has a low sodium content of around 2 mg/l. It is hence appropriate for a low sodium diet. For example, according to hospital diet standards, a diet with limited sodium content is intended for persons whose diagnosis, according to physicians’ and nutritionists’ recommendations, requires a lowered intake of salt, such as hypertension, cardio-vascular diseases, kidney diseases and other.

How important is water for our health?

We need water every day. It is the basis of life as it contributes to the normal performance of our bodily and mental functions. Besides that, it is necessary in maintaining the normal body temperature regulation. These health effects of water can be achieved by consuming at least 2 litres of water per day, from all sources.

How much water should one drink daily?

According to the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), the reference daily intake of water for persons with moderate physical activity living in moderate temperature conditions amounts to 2 litres for women and 2.5 litres for men. This quantity includes water from all sources – from food and beverages. It is considered that we take around 20% of that quantity from food and around 80% from beverages. This means that women should take around 1.6 l of water daily from beverages, and men around 2 l of water, or around 8 to 10 glasses of 2 dl. Within that quantity potable water should account for more than any other beverage. By choosing water as the main drink to quench our thirst with during the day, we reduce the risk of overconsumption of sugar and other ingredients found in refreshing drinks, which – besides the positive effect on the control of our body weight – also reduces the risk of caries.

How much water should elderly people drink?

The appropriate intake of water is one of the key factors in elderly people’s health. Water deserves special attention in seniors’ lives as it contributes to the normal performance of bodily and cognitive functions and the maintenance of normal thermoregulation.

Elderly people with mainly sedentary lifestyle living in moderate temperature conditions need a daily intake of 2 litres of water from all sources (food and beverages). However, as the sense of thirst with elderly people is often less conspicuous and given that they are inclined to consume less fruit and vegetables (where water is naturally present to a significant extent), it is recommended for them to drink at least 1.5 l of water or around 8 glasses of 2 dl.

Furthermore, elderly people should rather take smaller quantities of water throughout the day instead of drinking larger quantities at once. A practical tool is to have a bottle of water, which provides better insight in the quantity consumed.

What are athletes' needs of water?

A sufficient intake of water should be considered several hours before the physical activity, as good hydration is one of the key factors for successful performance in sports. Physical efforts are harder to bear if the body is not well hydrated at the beginning. Drinking Cetina natural spring water during the day, and particularly ahead of the activity, is a good starting point for an active lifestyle at any age.

Who owns Cetina natural spring water?

Cetina natural spring water is bottled and distributed by Naturalis, a company in 100% Croatian ownership.