In many places, mineral water is often colloquially used to mean carbonated water (which is usually carbonated mineral water, as opposed to tap water).
Mineral water is water containing minerals or other dissolved substances that alter its taste or give it therapeutic value. Pak Ab Sabalan Mineral Water Co is a privately-owned Iranian producer of Bottled water. Water is a common Chemical substance that is essential for the survival of all known forms of Life. A mineral is a naturally occurring substance formed through geological processes that has a characteristic chemical composition a highly ordered atomic structure and specific Salts, sulfur compounds, and gases are among the substances that can be dissolved in the water. Salt is a Dietary mineral composed primarily of Sodium chloride that is essential for Animal life but toxic to most land plants Sulfur or sulphur (ˈsʌlfɚ see spelling below) is the Chemical element that has the Atomic number 16 This page is about the physical properties of gas as a state of matter Mineral water can often be effervescent. Mineral water can be prepared or can occur naturally.
Traditionally mineral waters would be used or consumed at their source, often referred to as taking the waters or taking the cure, and such sites were referred to as spas, baths or wells. The term spa is associated with water treatment which is also known as Balneotherapy, Spa towns or Spa resorts offering such treatment or the medication Public baths originated from a communal need for cleanliness Often the term public is misleading to some people as they will have restrictions based upon who can use the facility Spa would be used when the water was consumed and bathed in, bath when the water was not generally consumed, and well when the water was not generally bathed in. Often an active tourist centre would grow up around a mineral water site (even in ancient times; see Bath). Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel Bath is a city in Somerset in the south west of England It is situated west of London and south-east of Bristol. Such tourist development resulted in spa towns and hydropathic hotels (often shortened to Hydros). See also Mineral spa A spa town, or simply spa, is a town frequented mainly for health reasons to "take the waters" A hydropathic establishment is a place where people are given Water therapy.
In modern times, it is far more common for mineral waters to be bottled at source for distributed consumption. Bottled water is Drinking water packaged in Bottles for individual consumption and retail sale Travelling to the mineral water site for direct access to the water is now uncommon, and in many cases not possible (because of exclusive commercial ownership rights). There are over 3000 brands of mineral water commercially available worldwide. 
The U. S. FDA classifies mineral water as water containing at least 250 parts per million total dissolved solids (TDS), and is also water coming from a source tapped at one or more bore holes or spring, originating from a geologically and physically protected underground water source. Total Dissolved Solids (often abbreviated TDS) is an expression for the combined content of all Inorganic and organic substances contained in a liquid No minerals may be added to this water.