Grub Street recently honored Waiakea as the best-bottled water brand and is the third year in a row it has been at the top of the list. Waiakea water is unique in the world of bottled water and for people who have never heard the name before probably wondering what there is to celebrate. What’s so great about another brand of bottled water?
Unlike other brands of bottled water, Waiakea is a brand where the water is naturally pure and alkaline right from the source. The water itself originates from the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii and is from the rain and snowmelt atop the volcano. The water filters down through hundreds of feet of volcanic rock and by the time it reaches the bottom the water has a unique mineral content.
This natural filtration has made Waiakea water rich in electrolytes, made it naturally alkaline, and has given it a distinctly sweet taste. The bottled water industry is the poster child for improving the environment and the company has kept this in mind when moving forward. The company has strived to take extra steps to ensure they remain true to their brand name by ensuring they do everything possible to help out the environment.
According to Ladisco, the Hawaiian bottled water is the first of its kind to be classified as carbon neutral. Every liter sold by Waiakea water the company donates 650 liters to the communities in Africa so they have access to clean water.
Ryan Emmons is the one who launched the bottled water company in 2012 when he discovered the unique properties of the volcanic water. He realized the water he had been drinking with his family during the summer and winters they spent in Hawaii that he had stumbled across something truly special.
“I discovered my family had access to one of the most naturally healthy, pure, and sustainable water sources in the world,” Emmons stated.
The water brand even has sustainable packaging, unheard of in an industry that has gained such an infamous reputation the last couple of years. According to NewYou, Waiakea water comes from a naturally sustainable, renewable source aquifer with a 1.4-gallon recharge rate.
The facility uses 33% to operate and make the packaging, cutting down on the company’s carbon footprint.
Waiakea water is a prime example of how bottled water can be sustainable, healthy, and good for the environment. The natural mineral content of the water has made it highly desirable and with time Waiakea water is sure to continue seeing success.