Waiakea Water is a powerhouse bottled water company stationed on the big island of Hawaii. Introduced to the global market back in 2012, Waiakea Water is sourced from an aquifer located at the base of Mauna Loa. The aquifer produces water naturally filtered through miles of volcanic rock. The filtration not only makes the water 100% alkaline but infuses it with natural vitamins and minerals. From a health perspective it is some of the healthiest water one can drink. This is a big plus for Waiakea because bottled water is highly focused on health aspects.
Bottled water circumvented tap years ago. One of the chief reasons people replaced purchased water for the working water out of every faucet in their house was based on health. Tap water is not filtered, it is not purified, and it also contains chemicals like fluoride. As society began to lean more and more towards healthier living in the 90s the popularity of bottle water began to grow. Now it is a market worth ten billion dollars. Every company selling bottled water has to work hard to stand out because they are all selling the exact same product. One way to that it to offer health advancing quality. Drinking water that actually makes your body healthier.
A recent trend in the health considerations of water is pH balance. pH refers to the acidity in the water. Water with too much acidity is not healthy for you. Alkaline water helps the body retain balance and the big movement in the bottled water world is finding brands that respect pH. Luckily for volcanic water benefits their chief quality is 100% alkaline. Waiakea is one of the onlybrands out there that offers complete pH balance in its water. This makes it very health to drink and makes it stand out from the competition.
The company came from the discovery of one Ryan Emmons, a frequent vacationer of Hawaii. His family owned property with access to the Mauna Loa aquifer. Emmons noticed that the aquifer water was special, and being a health advocate himself he decided to share his find with the world.
Bottled water companies are huge in number with few items to differentiate between them. Waiakea Water actually is different than the average bottled water. It is volcanic water that actually runs through 14,000 feet of porous volcanic rock from the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hawaiian volcanic water offers an alkaline pH of 8.8 in conjunction with other health benefits such as being mineral and electrolyte rich. Some of the mineral benefits in this Hawaiian volcanic water include magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, and silica. In addition to truly bottling volcanic drinking water, Waiakea Water sets their company apart by philanthropic pursuits and doing their part to remove their carbon footprint.
Being environmentally friendly is just the beginning of the story for Waiakea Water. They were certified Carbon Neutral. The company is intent on ensuring that all of their delivery vehicles are low-emission vehicles. Waiakai Water also is making great strides toward the bottling issue behind bottled water, and not simply by suggesting that individuals recycle.
Very few individuals realize that less than 1 in every 4 water bottles gets recycled. The most important thing that Waiakea feels they will be doing for the environment pertains to the bottles in which the water is contained. In 2018 they will be using the world’s first fully degradable bottle. Additionally, each bottle that they use from that date forward will be created using fully recycled plastics.
On top of everything that Waiakea Water does in an effort to be environmentally conscious, they also give back to people in need. After the sale of every liter of water a donation of one week’s clean water is supplied to those in need in Malawi. This amounts to approximately 650 liters of water and is completed through the Pump Aid program. PumpAid.org has installed more than 9,500 water pumps and provided 1.35 million people with daily access to a clean water supply. Waiakea Water is making great strides as a young company (2012) to aid with the growing increase of those numbers.