Hawaiian Springs has always prided itself on being honest, transparent and authentic.
There's been much in the news lately about bottled water sources from tap water containing chlorine and bottled water processing so we decided to start an educational series called 'Know Your Source.'
Natural Artesian Water, as defined by the FDA, refers to water from "a well tapping a confined aquifer in which the water stands at some height above the top of the aquifer."
Our water begins as tropical rainfall where it is filtered through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock. It collects natural electrolytes and minerals along the way to where it finally collects in a confined aquifer, separated by impermeable rock. This keeps our water source protected from exterior contamination and the natural minerals create our soft & smooth taste.
Since we bottle directly at the source, we NEVER add any chlorine, fluoride, or any other chemical (more on this later in the series). Our water is in its natural state, as if you're drinking straight from the well in Kea'au.
Did you know? Most tap water contains Chlorine and Fluoride. Yuck!
In a typical water basin, if a pollutant enters the water source, the entire water table is affected. It's especially difficult to control what happens miles and miles away. One contaminate can spread into the entire water source.
And because tap water is stored, chlorine has to be added (amongst other chemicals) to kill disease causing microorganisms.
That's why a confined aquifer is so prized. Layers of impermeable rock separates the water basin from our well protecting it from any pollutants and by bottling at the source, we don't need to use any chemicals. This way we're able to ensure our water stays untouched and natural until it reaches your lips.
Did you know? Our well, located in Kea'au, taps into a natural artesian well from the Kea'au aquifer. The Kea'au aquifer has a daily sustainable yield of 385 million gallons per day and unlike mainland supplies, our aquifer is recharged. This means that there's enough water to supply the entire world!
Stay tuned for our next part of the series where we will explain the different types of bottled water processing and why you should care.
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