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Mivela
The natural Mivela water spring is situated in the area of Veluće village, Serbia, in the Pasjačka river bed at 720 ft above sea level. Mivela sparkling natural mineral water is distinguished by its high level of magnesium. The natural mineral water is collected from a depth of almost 300 feet without forced pumping. The spring itself is situated at the entrance to woods in natural surroundings untouched, and away from settlements. On its journey from spring to bottle, Mivela runs only through a natural sand filter without any additional treatment, maintaining all the unique properties of Mivela. The bottling plant has been in operation since 1985. 

The first hydro geologic investigations in this region date from the beginning of the 20th century, when the healing groundwater was found. Prof. Dr Marko Leko, first president and founder of the Serbian Chemical Society established in 1897, performed the first chemical analysis of the mineral water from the VelucГ© spring in 1901, finding 352mg/l of MgO (magnesium oxide). The quantity of Magnesium in 1 liter will satisfy the bodyРІР‚в„ўs daily need for this mineral. The magnesium exists in a form that can be absorbed and used in the body for vital functions without any unwanted side effects on digestion.   

Numerous health benefits can be attributed to high levels of Magnesium. It has been shown to improve the general state of body metabolism. Aids in pregnancy, and contributes to the stabilization of heart activity. Magnesium improves the function of the nervous system, and participates in the regulation of blood sugar levels. It also helps maintain the immune system and improves diuresis.

Mivela comes in plastic bottles, and is available in 250ml, 500ml.

 
Water In The News

Bottled Water to Outsell Soda
for First Time This Year

Bottled water will be more popular than soda for the first time in the U.S. this year, thanks to its convenience -- and fears over whatРІР‚в„ўs coming out of the tap. Per capita, consumption of carbonated soft drinks reached a 30-year low in 2015, according to Beverage Digest.

The biggest U.S. bottled-water companies -- Nestle Waters, Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group -- say Americans have switched from carbonated beverages because their products are calorie-free and as portable as a can of Mountain Dew. But the expectation that future sales will rise has to do with another, less happy reason: crumbling infrastructure. Lead contamination in places like Flint, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey, have led to images like the one shown.


ZenithРІР‚в„ўs Global Bottled Water Congress 

/ Zenith International has become one of the best sources for international market updates and networking in the industry— This year it is being held in Prague October 10-12. The Congress is designed for industry leaders, suppliers, customers, and analysts to gain a complete overview of the latest market trends. The event provides key insights across all continents from leading companies in each region and extensive time for informal discussion. The Congress will include a tour of a major bottling plant, two days of conference sessions, and a gala awards dinner. 


Brands In The News

NestlГ© Making Their Mark
NestlГ© Waters has posted sales of $4.1 bn in its 2016 half yearly report, with 4.2% organic growth. The significant factors contributing to the growth were double digits in emerging markets, and high single digits in premium sparkling brands, S. Pellegrino and Perrier (Music to our ears).

The San Pellegrino Group has opened a $17.4 m mineral water bottling plant for NestlГ© Waters. The "smart factory" is being heralded as a protocol for future plants, and focuses on environmental sustainability.

New Entries Into The Market Place
NutraPre
Alkaline water enhanced with prenatal vitamins. Every bottle contains the most highly-recommended vitamins and nutrients for pregnant and nursing mothers. The water has a 9.0 pH level.

Aloe Gloe
The Aloe Vera plant contains more than 200 biologically active amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals that have been clinically proven to improve skin and cardiovascular health. Organic Aloe Vera retains the bioactive components of the Aloe Vera plantРІР‚в„ўs inner leaf. Available in 4 varieties such as; Crisp Aloe, Lemonade, Coconut, White Grape.


Truck Hauling Poland Spring Water Overturns
48000 pounds of Poland Spring Water crashed on the Maine Turnpike recently. At 3 am, driver fatigue was cited as the culprit. Not the best way, to recycle plastic bottles.

 
In the Learning Corner

How Many Germs Are On Your Water Bottle?
Have you looked closely at your water bottle? Treadmill Reviews, a company primarily dedicated to running athletes, took a closer look at the reusable bottles. What they found, is a little scary.

The review involved swabbing, lab testing and evaluating reusable bottles that have been used by a runner, for a period of one week.

To help read what that says... a CFU is a colony-forming unit/square centimeter. The average pet toy, has 2937 units. The average athlete's water bottle, after use for just one week, has 313,499 CFU's. Now, don't take our word for it, check the review out here.

Benefits Of Proper Hydration

credit: Soma Water, San Francisco, CA
 
Believe It Or Not

Who Needs A Hand Truck?
Watch this guy carry 5 jugs of water. (Each one weighs about 45 lbs (20.5kgs). Click on image below to see video.

 
On The Lighter Side

 
 

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The average weight of single-serve 0.5 liter PET water bottle is now 9.9 grams, nearly half of what it weighed in 2000.

Americans recycle more than 1 million single-serve PET water bottles every hour.

More than 150 U.S. colleges and universities - including the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Michigan State and Wake Forest - are using graduation caps and gowns made from 100% recycled PET.

A single-serve PET bottle (0.5 liter) is strong enough to hold 50 times its weight in water

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is actually polyester. When PET is used for bottles, containers and other applications, it is called PET or PET resin. When PET is used as a fiber, it is typically called polyester. 

 
 
8/1/2016 6:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2016,
 

Speyside Glenlivet
The source of Speyside Glenlivet is located in Greater Speyside, which covers a wide area of Scotland from the Culloden battlefield in the east, to the Cairngorms National Park in the south. It offers beautiful scenery, heather covered hills, clear rushing burns, a high concentration of whisky distilleries, an abundance of wildlife, superb local produce and silence.

The spring is in the Crown estate of Glenlivet, which sits in the high land to the north east of the Cairngorms and contains the lower reaches of the Avon and its famous tributary the Livet, plus of course the world renowned river Spey. Speyside Glenlivet is one of the world's greatest whisky producing regions and home to many of ScotlandРІР‚в„ўs most famous distilleries. At its heart lies the small but globally renowned village of Glenlivet. Historians reveal that the worldРІР‚в„ўs first whisky distillery was founded here over two hundred years ago.  

Most true Scotch drinkers will recognize the name immediately. The water is superb for adding a touch to many of the whiskey's from the same region of Scotland. If you're a scotch drinker, we need say no more. 

Consistent with the pristine quality of this gorgeous, rugged countryside, the chemistry of Speyside Glenlivet is equally pure. The geology is a 500 million year-old rock formation called the Braes of Glenlivet. The springs – named Slochd and Clash – are at an altitude of 1,520 feet. SpeysideРІР‚в„ўs pH is 7.7, a slightly alkalinic level favored by many because it delivers a slightly sweet after taste. Total Dissolved Solids are a mere 58 milligrams per liter, ranking Speyside in the “pure” category. Nitrates are extremely low at 1.0 mg/l, and the only two chemical elements with any prominence are Bicarbonates at 45 mg/l, and Calcium, which weighs in at 13 mg/l.

 
Water In The News

Published Claims Draw Scrutiny
Two recent claims by water brands are drawing a little more scrutiny, than had been hoped for. Anyone looking to enter the growing and crowded premium water market has to differentiate themselves somehow, and two brands find themselves defending their marketing. Ironically, both brands source their water from Hawaii.

Kona Deep's sell goes like this: "deep ocean water, unlike regular water, has minerals that may help with athletic performance". Research, initially done for "ocean thermal energy" found deep cold water, was high in minerals and electrolytes. Kona Deep founders worked with researchers at the University of Arizona to study how these minerals might impact athletic performance. The issue now is that this research which was done by charging a fee, did not include all of the relevant data, but issued a "short report" which revealed it may lack some criteria to back the claim.

The second brand under attack is Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. Although deceiving, it may be factual. The bottle itself lists the source as “Keaau Aquifer, Big Island of Hawaii.” The website expounds by saying, “originates in Hawaii through both snowmelt and rain on the pristine snowcapped peak of the active Mauna Loa volcano … then filtered through 14,000 feet of porous lava rock before re-emerging at its source, located at the eastern base of the Mauna Loa volcano in a secluded area surrounded by rich and bio-diverse forest preserves.”

What is NOT said, is that this "source" also happens to be the local source to 1000's of residents in East Hawaii, which comes naturally through their tap!

The California Department of Public Health is investigating a complaint about Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water involving “issues such as labeling and source water requirements associated with Waiakea.”

What Marketing Can Do
We're actually not an advocate of what this graph shows, however it's an indication of our unbiased commitment to show you the information, whatever it may reveal. This graph depicts the growth of purified water as compared to spring water. What it also shows, is a lack of education by those consumers of purified water. We should be careful, or CocaCola (Dasani) and Pepsi (Aquafina) may come after us.

It's not a secret, Aqua Maestro is a fan of spring water, not purified. At least it shows we have room to grow, too!





NestlГ© Waters Partners to Launch Consumer Engagement Center

NestlГ© Waters North America Inc. announces the launch of its digital Consumer Engagement Center in partnership with Salesforce. A new endeavor of digital marketing to allow NestlГ© Waters to better engage with consumers.


First International Fine Water Tasting Competition
/FineWaters, and the Fine Water Society in collaboration with the WaterExpo Guangzhou conducted the first International Fine Water Tasting Competition in Guangzhou, China on 29th of June. Approximately 70 Waters participated in the tasting competition.

Winners of the Fine Water Society TASTE AWARDS and DESIGN AWARDS were;

Taste Awards: Still Category

Super Low Minerality ( < 50mg/l)
  • GOLD - Ice Swan (Chile) & Svalbardi (Norway)
  • SILVER - Iceland Springs
  • BRONZE - Veen (Finland)
Low Minerality (< 250 mg/l)
  • GOLD - Antipodes (New Zealand)
    & Hawaiian Springs (USA)
  • SILVER - Clear Alascan Glacial (USA)
  • BRONZE - Aqua Pacific (Fiji)
Medium Minerality (< 800mg/l)
  • GOLD - Iskilde (Denmark)
  • SILVER - Ustronianka (Poland)
  • BRONZE - 383 Kopjary Water

Taste Awards: Sparkling Category

Added Carbonation
  • GOLD - Cisovianka Perlage (Poland) & Sole (Italy)
  • SILVER - Lurisia (Italy)
  • BRONZE - 22 Artesian
Natural Carbonation
  • GOLD - ORO (Macedonia)
  • SILVER - Guitig (Ecuador)
  • BRONZE - ROI (Slovenia)

Design Awards

GLASS Category
  • GOLD - ROI (Slovenia)
  • SILVER - Svalbardi (Norway)
  • BRONZE - Guitig (Ecuador)
PET Category
  • GOLD - Jackson Springs
  • SILVER - Serra da Graciosa (Brazil)
  • BRONZE - KRYSTAL (China)


Children's Bottled Water Category Growing
A new report on children’s bottled water innovation from Zenith International has shown that the category is expected to grow by 7% a year until 2021. “Increasing awareness of the need for good hydration and greater concern over child obesity mean that children’s bottled water is in an extremely strong position for continued rapid growth,” according to Zenith chairman Richard Hall.




Brands In The News

SvalbarГ°i Launches Freshly Harvested Arctic Iceberg Water
SvalbarГ°i has launched a new limited-edition polar iceberg water, harvested from icebergs freshly calved off glaciers in the remote polar region of the Svalbard archipelago, more than 400 miles north of mainland Norway.

The water is almost entirely mineral-free, with the pH of fresh snow. It's not cheap however, but looks elegant in its one-of-a-kind designed bottle. We know, we have one! SvalbarГ°i recently won the Gold medal for best taste in the category of super low minerality water, at the recent Fine Water Tasting Competition in Guangzhou, China.

The Shape Of Things To Come
San Benedetto has begun bottling a new "Elegance" PET bottle, which will be available in 750ml and 400ml sizes. It's not in the US yet, but once the labeling is approved, Aqua Maestro, will inventory this new bottle.


Highland Spring Breaking Ground
Highland Spring Group, the UKРІР‚в„ўs leading producer of naturally-sourced bottled water, has recently broken ground on a major factory extension. The construction will house a new production line at its Blackford site in Perthshire. This is Aqua Maestro's source for both Highland Spring and Speyside Glenlivet water.

Believe It Or Not....

We'll warn you, if you need 7 minutes of "nothing better to do" than watch this.

How many ways can you flip a water bottle?

 
 
 

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A bottle of water at the Democratic National Convention cost $ 4.25

Most of the earthРІР‚в„ўs surface water is permanently frozen or salty.

Saline water can be desalinated for use as drinking water by going through a process to remove the salt from the water.

More than 247 million acres of United States’ wetlands have been filled, dredged or channelized—an area greater than the size of California, Nevada and Oregon combined.

The Antarctic Ice Sheet is almost twice the size of the United States.

Using equal volumes of water, cold water weighs more than hot water.

 
 
7/1/2016 6:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2016,
 

Perrier
According to legend, as far back as 218 BC, Hannibal and his army, after crossing Spain on their way to conquer Rome, set up camp on the site of what would later become known as Les Bouillens, a naturally carbonated spring. Soldiers found it remarkably refreshing. The Romans were the first to build a stone basin at the site of the spring, along with a few buildings. These installations were a precursor to the spa that would be built much later on.

Commercial operation really took hold only in 1863, when Napoleon III signed a decree acknowledging that the spring water was a natural mineral water. Six years later, in 1869, fire razed the VergГЁze installations. Despite attempts to restore the site, the company experienced heavy losses, and eventually went bankrupt. Louis RouviГЁre, a VergГЁze landowner and businessman, bought the Bouillens estate in 1888, and in 1894, leased the spring, with an option to purchase, to a doctor from NГ®mes. In 1898, Dr. Louis Perrier took over ownership of the Bouillens estate.

In 1903, Sir St.-John Harmsworth, a member of the English aristocracy, invested in the property and renamed the spring from Les Bouillens to Source Perrier, named after the dedicated physician who brought it to his attention. St John Harmsworth was instrumental in developing the Perrier Spring Company, giving it a strong identity and image, and became responsible for the distinctively shaped bottle. 

Perrier's famous green bottle became popular throughout Europe and was the first sparkling natural mineral water in the U.S. Perrier became an intrinsic part of an active, healthy American lifestyle in the late 1970s. 

NestlГ© took over Perrier in 1992, forming what would eventually be known as NestlГ© Waters SA, which leads the world bottled water market today with 73 brands, including such names as Perrier, Vittel, Valvert, San Pellegrino, Acqua Panna and Contrex.

 
Water In The News

The Summer Fancy Food Show in NY.
The show, with more cheese, chocolate and beverages than anyone can possibly sample, has come and gone. Reports are that it was a great success. We are somewhat biased, and walk past most of the displays. On a mission, we're looking for the perfect water and presentation. Many new brands are trying to make their entry into the US, and of course many of our great sellers were there also. Here's a few examples of what we found.



If you haven't been there, just the entry area at the Javits Center is huge.



The Scottish booth, proudly displaying Highland Spring and Speyside Glenlivet

   
         
Be careful,
that's 142
bottles of Ferrarelle
  San Benedetto introduces a
new bottle design.
  TyNant and
Tau made a showing


Second International Fine Water Tasting

Fine Waters and the Fine Water Society in collaboration with the Water Expo, Guangzhou is conducting the 2nd International Fine Water Tasting Competition in Guangzhou, 29th of June to July 1st, 2016.


US Bottled Water Statistics

Now here are a few US statistics on trends, however, we went to Zenith International in the UK as our source.
  • 73% of the growth in bottled water consumption since 1998 is attributable to people switching from carbonated soft drinks, juices and milk. So tap water is in the remaining 27%.
  • Bottled water could overtake carbonated soft drinks in volume by next year.
  • Current growth rates for selected different water types are:


More Evidence Consumers Are Switching
A recent press release from the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) also highlights the trend of consumers increasingly choosing healthy, convenient, zero-calorie bottled water. In 2015, Americans’ per-capita consumption was up 7.1 percent, with every person in America drinking on average 36.5 gallons of bottled water (up from 34.1 gallons in 2014). BMC also reported that in 2015 bottled water achieved a new volume record—exceeding 11.7 billion gallons, almost 3 billion gallons higher than it had been in 2007. Bottled water sales increased by 8.9 percent in 2015, totaling $14.2 billion (wholesale).

And Further Evidence....
Keurig Green Mountain Inc., which made its name as a maker of single-cup coffee machines, is laying off more than 100 workers after its Keurig Kold home soda machine system fizzled out after less than a year on the market. The company said that it's discontinuing Kold in its first generation and offering customers refunds for the full purchase price. The home soda-making machine debuted last fall to questions about its affordability, in a market in which the demand is decreasing.

"Toilet to Tap" A Solution For Southern CA.

We have discussed this idea before, and now it's even closer to reality. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California working towards a plan to purify wastewater into potable drinking water. The company is discussing the plan with county sanitation districts, initially, to use the recycled water to recharge underground basins, but there could eventually be a “direct to potable” reuse, according to the district.

Right now, California does not allow “toilet to tap” water, primarily because most people find the concept rather unsettling. But in the coming months, that could change thanks to pending legislation.


Brands In The News

The Trend of New Products Continue
Drinking a bottle of Formula Four Oxygen water not only hydrates consumers, but delivers the same amount of oxygen as breathing for ten minutes, according to the company. This extra oxygen translates to improved endurance, faster recovery, increased stamina and greater mental clarity. Besides distilled water and stabilized oxygen, the only ingredient in the functional beverage is sea salt.


For Your Kids Funny Bone
Tickle water, an unsweetened sparkling water designed for children. Available in 4 flavors, original, green apple, watermelon, and cola. These sparkling beverages are free of preservatives, GMO's, gluten, sodium, sugar, calories and artificial sweetners.

In The Learning Corner


Be Careful Of Too Much Potassium
"Too much of a good thing can actually be bad for you"...well, one man definitely should have heeded that old adage.
On this particular day, he had been playing tennis for hours in over 90-degree temperatures. In that time he drank eight 11-ounce bottles of coconut water…

Suddenly, he started to feel lightheaded and even briefly lost consciousness. Afterward, the man felt weak and was rushed to the emergency room in an ambulance. In addition to feeling unusually warm and disoriented, his heart rate and blood pressure were extremely low.

It turned out that the man had too much potassium in his blood, and the culprit was the massive quantities of coconut water he was regularly drinking. Coconuts, are absolutely loaded with potassium. An abnormally high amount of potassium can lead to deadly conditions like cardiac arrest. Fortunately, the man survived, but he was lucky. Limit your intake of coconut water to just a few servings a day in order to avoid risking your own health!

 
 
 

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By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.

89 % of Colorado's naturally occurring lakes are found at altitudes above 9,000 feet.

On average, a rugby player will lose 2.06 litres of water an hour

According to Guinness World Records, the most expensive bottle of water ever sold went for over Р’Р€15,000 ($24,000) at auction in Dubai.

Human babies cannot produce tears until they are at least six weeks old

 
 
6/1/2016 6:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2016,
 
 

TY NANT
Ty Nant pronounced Tee Nant (short as in ant), means house by the stream. The region from where Ty Nant is drawn, lies in an unspoiled rural area of mid Wales. Sourced from deep beneath the ancient Cambrian Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Ty Nant offers consumers the unique opportunity to sample one of nature's most treasured products - natural mineral water.
 


The purity of Ty Nant is attributed to an unusual aquifer lodged in a dense geological formation; the discovery of this source was recent and occurred in 1976. Ty Nant has no Nitrates, a neutral pH, and very low total mineralization at only 165 mg/l. Once famous only for their eye-popping cobalt blueglass bottle shaped like a bowling pin, it is offered in both still and carbonated varieties. Ty Nant revolutionized plastic packaging when they teamed with Welsh born designer Ross Lovegrove to create the sensational new PET bottle. It is easily one of the most unforgettable, impressive PET (plastic) water bottles in the world, with a hard ripple effect that evokes the fluidity of water. Walk into your gym carrying a Ty Nant 1/2 Liter or 1 liter plastic bottle, and heads turn. 


 
 
Water In The News

US Imports OF Bottled Water, In Value Terms,
2007-2015 (million USD)


An interesting story can be told by the numbers. In 2007 imported water was thriving. Everyone wanted to be in the water business. The recession took place, and imports immediately slowed down throughout 2009. A bounce in 2010 was only staved off by political correctness. The greening of America, footprints being scrutinized, tap vs bottled, and protect the landfills from plastic. So another slowing ensued. 2013 began the change again, as health conscious consumers returned to a healthier choice than carbonated soft drinks.

Italy and France have been the overwhelming choice of bottled water into the U.S., with a combined share of 77% of total U.S. imports in 2015. U.S. imports are still in the recovery phase of the economic cycle. They have to grow another 10% in order to reach the pre-recession level of 2007. Despite fierce competition, the U.S. continues to be one of the most attractive destinations for overseas suppliers. New reports by Mintel Research confirm the upward trend is not only expected to continue, but with increasing volumes through 2020.

Another View Of The Healthy Trend (million USD)

Bottled water is poised to overtake carbonated soft drinks as America's largest beverage category by volume by 2017, if not by the end of 2016, according to data from the International Bottled Water Assoc. (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation.

We have mentioned numerous studies all confirming the decline of the "soft" drink. This image compares the volume change in the last decade.

US soft drinks retail volume, 2005 vs 2015




Brands In The News


Black Living Water

/Black Living Water is a bottled water beverage that blends water from the Rocky Mountains with fulvic and humic acid, probiotics, trace minerals, and electrolytes. It marks another entry into the fulvic acid-enhanced "Black" water. (There is already a brand called BLK Water). This water boasts a pH of 10, which would qualify as an alkaline water. The liquid is, as the name states, pretty close to pure black in color, with a slight "earthy" taste.


In The Learning Corner


It's important to have a brief lesson in plastic. A new report has surfaced, once again hyping the dangers of BPA in water bottles. The media is too quick to pick up on these studies and report on them as if they include ALL water bottles. What is NOT revealed is that the bottles they are referring to are 3 and 5 gallon bottles....NOT individual water bottles.

/The type of plastic used is important to know. Look at your bottle, if it contains this symbol, with the number 1, the bottle is made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). These bottles DO NOT contain BPA. Yet the media doesn't tell you that.

/There are 7 symbols describing different types of plastic, and their use. The 3 and 5 gallon containers, which fall under the category, "other" DO contain BPA. Make note of that, these containers will bear the #7 inside the symbol.

Believe It Or Not

We had to bend the rules slightly, to bring you this story. It's not truly about bottled water, it's really Vodka (although, not a bad topic). Where this story becomes relevant however, is the source of the water used for Fog Point Vodka. It's pure San Francisco Bay fog!

As the vaporous fog from the Pacific Ocean moves across the bay, it directly enters into a fog collector's netting. The water particles gather along the catcherРІР‚в„ўs netting, collecting into droplets of water that gravity pulls into a liquid pool at the base of the structure, and voilà—water.  


On The Lighter Side


 
 
 

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Water is never totally consumed, it always recycles itself, in one form or another.

It is possible to drink water that was part of the dinosaur era because water is constantly recycled.

A dogs' nose is so sensitive that it can tell the difference between a tub of water and a tub of water with a teaspoon of salt in it.

A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt. 

Water regulates the 
earthРІР‚в„ўs temperature (it is a natural insulator).

 
 
5/1/2016 6:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2016,
 


Ferrarelle
Italy's Number 1 Sparkling Water, Ferrarelle gushes from the Sorgenti di Riardo Park, close to Naples, in the South of Italy.

Ferrarelle acquires its natural sparkle as carbon dioxide rises through the deepest parts of the extinct volcano Roccamonfina in Campania, near Caserta. The area is currently protected by more than 5000 olive and oak trees. It is also known as the Assno Valley and Bagni, meaning baths. 

The natural sparkle and fine balance of precious minerals are the result of the course taken by the water over the millennia. In fact, the rocks from which Ferrarelle springs are many thousands of years old, as are the subterranean strata over which the water flows. 

Ferrarelle is rich in minerals with a TDS (total dissolved solids) of 1285 mg/L. It is blessed with a unique taste, which is soft and fresh. Its sparkle, so smooth on the palate, makes it just right from starters through to dessert, and for all menus. It goes particularly well with cheese dishes, crepes, ravioli, and white meat with delicate sauces. 

This unique phenomenon of nature known as  Ferrarelle was given its name in the 8th century. The origin of that name, however, is a matter of historical controversy.  According to the 19th-century historian Michele Broccoli, the name may be traced to a small chapel in the vicinity, which later disappeared, probably called Santa Maria della Ferrara. Another explanation has the name deriving from the common habit of calling Ferrarelle РІР‚Сљacqua ferrata”, meaning iron water. A third hypothesis claims that the name Ferrarelle is rooted in the local comparisons between areas of cold springs, Freddarelle, and hot springs,  Caldarelle. Whatever its origin, Ferrarelle is certain to remain at the top of any list of the worldРІР‚в„ўs premier waters for generations to come.  

The revitalized plant is now powered by 5000 solar panels installed in the grounds to provide energy for everyday activities.  

 
Water In The News

The Category continues to grow
Recent studies have shown that Gen Z (Generation Z, those reaching young adulthood) have been taught to reach for healthier choices. Practicality and natural products are preferred, while artificial ingredients and crazy fads are on the way out.

A few of the key findings include;
  • Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage purchase, with 43 percent consuming it 7 or more times each week
  • As far as future consumption is concerned, 42 percent plan to drink more bottled water and only 8 percent plant to drink less of it
  • While they find bottled water tastes better than tap water, 59 percent try to fill up water bottles and/or use a filtered water system on a regular basis.
  • 43 percent report regularly reading labels and 38 percent say they do at least sometimes.
  • Around half of all students say they try to avoid artificial sweeteners, flavoring, preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup.
  • When it comes to why they try new beverages, students cite friendsРІР‚в„ў picks at 52 percent, “healthy/good for you” (49 percent), free samples (37 percent), interesting flavors (36 percent) and sale/ promotions (25 percent).


Brands In The News


The latest video coming from evian's "baby series" rolled out only a week ago, and is already going viral. Titled "Baby Bay" it depicts the evian babies grabbing surfboards and catching some waves, much to the surprise of the one grownup on the beach.
You can watch it here:



Evian has pulled out the stops, with matching tee shirts, and moving billboards.




Many New Entries Hitting The Shelves, Again

This may be stretching the boundaries as to what qualifies as water, or enhanced water. Detox Water is infused with 350mg of ACTIVAloe. Each bottle contains 2.3 ounces of 100% pure aloe juice. It also contains 4 grams of sugar, and 30 calories per bottle (two servings). Detox water will be available starting on the West Coast, this month, and moving across the country in May and June.

Givn Water, a bottled water brand whose tagline is “Infused with Good Karma,” is beginning to show up on store shelves in Illinois as well as select areas in the South and New England. It's a naturally alkaline water and high in electrolytes.

It may be time for a disclaimer. We show these items in an effort to show you what's new. A recent news item in BevNet News, called these entries "Premium Water Brands" For the record, Aqua Maestro considers a "Premium" water, to be one which comes from a single source, is not purified or modified, and what is contained in the bottle is exactly what comes from the source (filtered for particulate).

Believe It or Not


The Drinkable Book
In partnership with Dr. Theresa Dankovich from Carnegie Mellon, WATERisLIFE introduced The Drinkable Bookв„ў, the first-ever manual that provides safe water, sanitation and hygiene education and serves as a tool to kill deadly waterborne diseases by providing the reader with an opportunity to create clean, drinkable water from each page. One page can supply clean drinking water for up to 30 days. Containing 50 pages, a book will provide 4 years of clean 99.9% pure drinking water.



A Water Bottle That Turns Air Into Water?
The world's first self-filling water bottle. This bottle will turn air into water! Under the perfect conditions, as much as 27 ounces in an hour. Humid air enters the top of the Fontus Airo water bottle where it's chilled by a solar-powered cooler. Water droplets form and run through a filter down into the bottle. Still in its start up phase, this bottle could add a whole new way of life, when camping, bike riding, or even stuck somewhere you can't buy water. (As long as it's humid outside.)



Newest Penguin In The Family

We just added this to our colony. Did you know, that was the term for a group of penguins, on land? (We always strive to keep you informed). On the road 2 days, and already a call from a restaurant who noticed our truck!




On The Lighter Side


Even we say...."seriously?"




 
 
 

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The average person in the United States uses 80 to 100 gallons of water each day. During medieval times a person used only 5 gallons per day.

Ancient Egyptians treated water by siphoning water out of the top of huge jars after allowing the muddy water from the Nile River to settle.

Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, directed people in Greece to boil and strain water before drinking it.

The first water pipes made in the U. S. were fire-charred, bored-out logs.

Pure water has no smell and no taste, it also has a pH level around 7.

 
 
4/1/2016 6:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2016,
 

Saratoga
Most of the Worlds' Bottled Water comes from someplace other than the USA. For 100's and even 1000's of years, the world has been drinking water from springs, or jugs or glass bottles. One water, however, has made its mark in history. From deep beneath the Adirondack foothills flows a well celebrated spring water. An illustrious history is associated with Saratoga® Springs, in upstate NY.

Since the 14th century the springs of Saratoga have quenched the thirst of generations with some of the most crisp, clean tasting waters in the world. In fact, the wealthy from Europe and America came to Saratoga Springs for generations, in large part to enjoy the fine mineral waters that flow from deep beneath the lush foothills. Soon Saratoga Springs became one of the most prestigious spa resorts in the country. 

In 1872 a small family owned business emerged with the discovery of a new, plentiful spring source in Saratoga. This spring had an especially sweet, crisp taste to it. Born was the Saratoga Spring Water Company, with the idea to bottle and distribute this delicious water for all to enjoy. For many decades Saratoga Spring Water Co. remained a family company, bottling the famous waters of Saratoga. Today, Saratoga Spring Water Co. shares generations of history, heritage, and knowledge. Saratoga Spring Water has been through many years of change, adaptation, and technology. Their updated bottling plant, and distribution system, operates at this same family-owned site as it once did in 1872.

Saratoga Sparkling & Non-Sparkling spring water is available in an award winning cobalt blue glass bottle, coming in two sizes, 28 oz (.83L) and 12 oz (.35L).

 
Water In The News

The National Park Service's "silly" Ban
On Bottled Water

It's coming up on 5 years, since the NPS began banning bottled water in some of their parks. Arguments on both sides....some saying it helps eliminate waste, however other's are quick to point out, it doesn't eliminate waste, it only redirects the purchase from a healthy choice, to an unhealthy choice. Bottled soda, has not been banned. Some parks have added boxed water, but that still adds a different waste product.

Apparently no one has any "real" knowledge, if the ban actually accomplishes anything. A recent report from Zion National Park claimed it had "eliminated the sale of 60,000 bottles of water, which is the equivalent of 5000 pounds of plastic not entering the waste stream." But the IBWA found, based on an average weight of an empty plastic bottle, 60,000 bottles weigh only 1225 pounds or 25% of Zion's claim. Congress is becoming irritated, and will be hearing from NPS Director soon. If he stands his ground, he'll need to convince Congress and the taxpayers, that this "silly" policy should not be reversed.

Is The Tide Turning?
First, the National Park System is being scrutinized for their "silly" ban (above), and now, could Massachusetts be reversing their Bottle Bill?

The state's 33-year-old beverage deposit law, could be facing a new challenge. A recent proposal seeks to boost municipal recycling programs while ending the practice of consumers toting their empty bottles and cans back to stores or redemption centers to get their nickel deposits back.

Attempts were made to expand the bill to include bottled water, but was met with a decisive defeat in 2014, and now goes even further to eliminate the 5-cent deposits altogether.

Which Continent Consumes
The Most Bottled Water?




Brands In The News


Functional Waters Market Reaches $12bn Value
We have introduced many of these functional waters, and have highlighted at least one every month.

According to Zenith International, the global market increased about 12% just last year, and an estimated dollar value up 11% approaching $12 billion. It is forecast to double over the next 5 years. Much of the growth (also as shown in the chart above) comes from the Asia-Pacific region.




And Now...
The Next New Idea...

Protein2o an enhanced water...is adding 15gms of protein to their water. The new brand is hitting shelves in Walmart. The water has 70 calories, and is the lowest ready-to-drink protein beverage on the market.


No, We're Not Making
A Political Statement

However, we do show bottled water in the news....and this is definitely in the news.





Believe It or Not


You Be The Judge
We dug through some archived images and....
well these bottles are samples of water taken from Chinese urban rivers and lakes.

Taken in Beijing, China; Xu Jiehua (r), the wife of the Chinese environmental activist Wu Yilong, who collected these samples. (Seriously? ...it looks like bottles of Gatorade)




In The Learning Corner

5 Signs You're Not Drinking Enough Water
So many articles are written explaining the health benefits of drinking water. Too many to write about. But here's a concise list with 5 reasons to keep yourself hydrated.

  1. You're tired - drinking water can boost your energy levels
  2. Your skin looks bad - drinking water can keep skin from looking dry and wrinkled from dehydration
  3. Your joints hurt - water lubricates joints and can help alleviate pain
  4. Your immune system is weak - Proper hydration can help prevent coughs, colds and the flu
  5. You're gaining weight - drinking water can help control appetite and keep calories down.

On The Lighter Side


 
 
 

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On average, 50% - 70% of household water is used outdoors for watering lawns and gardens.

A dripping faucet can waste up to 2,000 gallons/7,600 liters of water a year. A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons/260 liters of water a day.

On average, a drop of water which finds its way into Lake Superior from runoff or rainfall takes more than two centuries to travel through the Great Lakes system and along the St. Lawrence River to the ocean

Old Faithful, a geyser in Yellowstone National Park, can spout water 170 feet in the air. That is as high as a 17-story building.

The elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away.

 
 
3/1/2016 5:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2016,
 

San Pellegrino
San Pellegrino mineral water flows from a thermal spring at the foot of a dolomite mountain wall towering above the Brembo River in the Italian Alps. The town of  San Pellegrino Terme is located near Bergamo some 25 kilometers northeast of Milan.

The properties of  San Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water were renowned as early as the 12th century. Legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci visited the source while living in Milan. Da Vinci is credited with making the town of San Pellegrino famous. He wanted to try its “miraculous water,” and in 1509, dedicated extensive studies and penned a lengthy treatise to water. Use of the water for therapeutic treatment, however, did not begin until the 18th century, due to the difficulties in reaching its remote location. An analysis first done in 1748 demonstrates a composition that is surprisingly similar to that of today.

In 1839, the San Pellegrino Spring has become a renowned tourist location. The spa was created, and one can now relax their ills in the tubs, showers, adjacent spotless marble rooms and plentiful recreation areas.

In 1899, the societa Anonima delle Terme di  San Pellegrinowas founded to commercialize the water. Over the course of the year, 35343 bottles were prepared, and 5562 of these were shipped. By 1908, almost 10 years later, San Pellegrino was being distributed in all of the main European cities, as well as Cairo, Tangiers, Shanghai, Calcutta, the US, Brazil, Peru and as far away as Australia.

In 1999, San Pellegrino Spa became part of NestlГ© Waters. In 2005 San Pellegrino hit a new record of over 500 million bottles sold all over the world. Today, San Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water is the number two sparkling bottled water brand imported into the United States.


 

Brands In The News

Berkeley Springs Water Tasting
The 26th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, was just held, and some of the winners include;

Best Municipal Water 2016
1st – Clearbrook, Abbotsford, BC, Canada (Best in the World)
1st in US – Eldorado Springs, CO (Best in US)
2nd – Marysville, Victoria, Australia
3rd – Independence, MO

Best Bottled Water 2016
1st – Theoni Natural Mineral Water, Karditsa, Greece
2nd – Prairie Crystal Pure Spring Water, Marchand MB, Canada
3rd – Eau De Source 83 ppm, Village Blanchard, NB, Canada

Best Sparkling – 2016
1st – Tesanjski Kiseljak, Tesanj, Bosnia
2nd. Touch Sparkling Mineral Water, Marchand, MB, Canada
3rd – Celvick Dobri Kiseljak, Tesanj, Bosnia

Best Packaging — 2016  

1st – Nakd Luxury Artesian Water, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
2nd РІР‚” Antipodes, Whakatane, New Zealand
3rd – Jackson Springs Natural Premium Spring Water, Middlebro, MB, Canada

Bottled Water for your....What?
We are a true advocate of bottled water...no one can deny that. Some company's may push the limits when it comes to variety. HydrO2 Pet has introduced water for your pet...ANY kind of pet. We won't pass judgment, we'll just pass it along. You make the decision.




Or, how about your Small Animal Water....proper hydration
for your Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Rabbit or small animal






...hmmmm...we'll reserve comment.


Is it art, or is it r-rated?

We bring waters and news from around the world, and this is not to be overlooked. A new bottle design by Mill and Well, brings a new topic for discussion at the dinner table. No, we do not inventory it, nor have we tasted it, but we thought you might like to see it. Literally, might like to see it! We're not quite sure how this fits on the table at a 5-star hotel, or in front of the kids, but that's your decision. It comes from one of the few artesian springs in Denmark, and we do agree, Denmark has some very nice water.


Water in The News

Would You Drink This?
Obviously not, but residents in Crystal City, Texas came home to find this running out of their tap. Without notices or warning, the city drained the local water tower, and the resulting "sludge" was from sediment that was flushed into the distribution lines.




Test Your Hydration Knowledge

Here's a quiz for you. Most are plastic bottles, and sold across the US. You may not know them all! Learn More >

Food (Water) For Thought

Hopefully, not imported from California. And, the environmentalists don't jump on the water footprint? Hey, we really don't mind, Aqua Maestro survives on imported water.

In the Learning Center

We have printed this table before, but it can be very helpful. Measures commonly used for water bottles:

 

 
 
 

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The average temperature of all oceans is about 39 degrees F

The average residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside) during a year.

A dairy cow drink four gallons of water to produce one gallon of milk

It cost over $3.5 billion to operate the water systems throughout the country annually.

Only 1% of the earthРІР‚в„ўs water is suitable for drinking water.
 
 
2/1/2016 5:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2016,
  Water In The News

Flint Michigan....bottled water
The contamination is linked to Flint's decision — under the oversight of a city manager appointed by Snyder — to save money by taking tap water from the Flint River. Soon after the April 2014 switch, some of the city's 100,000 residents began complaining about the taste, smell and appearance of the water. Tests later showed the river water lacked proper treatment, causing lead to leach from old pipes. Local children have shown elevated levels of lead in their blood, a condition that can cause permanent brain damage.

Major players in the bottled water industry have teamed up to provide help. Wal-Mart, Coca Cola, Pepsico and Nestles have sent a combined total of 176 truckloads of water to Flint Michigan. 6.5 million bottles, which is enough to meet the needs of more than 10,000 children for one year.


And Another? Ohio Town With Possible Lead Poisoning

Residents in the rural area of about 8,100 people near Youngstown are demanding to know why they were kept in the dark for months. Children are being tested for lead poisoning. Schools have been closed for three straight days. Bottled water is being passed out, and state regulators are calling for a criminal investigation of the water plant manager.
Sound like Flint, Michigan?

Water Edging Out Soda
Bottled water is a $13 billion business of which Coca-Cola and PepsiCo currently only have a 13% volume share in the US. (Nestle is far and away the leader, with almost half of the market.) There is major room for growth in this area, and companies best known for soda are trying to showcase a healthier and more diverse array of beverages. Water is currently one of the hottest beverages in the nonalcoholic-drink market, with major brands like NestleРІР‚в„ўs Poland Spring, Coca-ColaРІР‚в„ўs Dasani, and PepsiCoРІР‚в„ўs AquafinaРІР‚в„ўs volumes growing from 7% to 9% in 2014. For comparison, Coke and Pepsi's volumes both fell close to 3% in the same time period. Looking for new channels, Coke, Pepsi, and NestlГ©'s will be debuting sparkling versions, to increase their choices. (Numbers represented here do not address the "Fine Water" business, although that continues to grow as well....Thank goodness)

Bottled Water Tax Fails to Qualify
Proponents of a ballot initiative that would have imposed a tax on bottled water, as well as require bottled water to have a label that declared the product “not drought friendly,” failed to collect the needed signatures to have this issue on the November 2016 California election ballot.

Brands in the News

Smartwater Sparkling, a new addition
Reported by Beverage Industry, readers recently selected their choice for December's NEW beverage.
Smartwater sparkling emerged as the winner. Coca Cola launched the new brand just two months ago, although they are rolling out the brand in only a few select cities to begin, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.


Voss, Sells Majority Stake

In an effort to globalize sales, and specifically, in China, the Reignwood Group, the parent company to Red Bull China, has acquired a majority stake in Voss. According to Jack Belsito, Voss CEO, ...they were looking for an investment which brought more than money to the table. Reignwood brings a significant selling and distribution infrastructure in China, and offers a vision of creating a global health and wellness beverage company.


Other Voss News; Flavored Water?

Voss Water will make an official launch into the flavored water space by adding Lemon Cucumber, and Tangerine Lemongrass. The flavors were introduced at the recent NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) show and will be introduced this April. The flavored water will be available in glass only.





Believe It Or Not....



In The Learning Corner

Is Drinking Carbonated water bad for you?


Click on the image above to view a 2 minute video dispelling a number of myths associated with carbonated water.


evian
At the heart of the Northern Alps lies the source of an all natural, perfectly pure water - evian. It all starts with rain and melting snow on the peaks of the Northern Alps, where each drop of evian water starts its 15+ year journey through layers of glacial sand that ends at evian's protected source on the shores of Lake Geneva. Through this process, the water is filtered naturally, without chemicals, giving evian the purity, mineral content, and taste that nature intended. Every day, samples are taken at over 20 different points between the protected catchment areas and the on-site bottling plant to ensure consistent quality.

In 1789, the Marquis de Lessert, discovered the Cachat Spring, evian's source, in the small town of evian-les-Bains on Lake Geneva. After spending several days drinking from the spring, the nobleman believed that the water aided in passing his kidney stones. News of the event soon spread and crowds gathered to sample the water to ease ailments. By 1878, the Dukes of Savoy issued the first bottling authorization for evian Natural Spring Water. 

Today, evian is available in over 120 countries throughout the world and is still bottled exclusively at its protected natural spring source in Evian-les-Bains. The water itself never changes, perfect and timeless.

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2 minute video about the origin of evian from the heart of the Alps Watch Video >

 
 
 
 

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A dairy cow drink four gallons of water to produce one gallon of milk

The koala bear and the desert rat do not drink water

Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid including sulfuric acid.

Groundwater can take a human lifetime just to traverse a mile.

When water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water.

 
 

New layer...
1/1/2016 5:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2016,
 

Badoit
A timeless gourmet favorite, Badoit is a naturally sparkling mineral water characterized by its abundance of tiny bubbles and its unique, delicate taste. In fact, the name Badoit, (pronounced ba-dwah) is French for fine bubbles.

Badoit is an iconic beverage in the restaurants and homes of France and has long held a special place in the French diet. It makes for an ideal dining accompaniment; its fine and delicate bubbles deliver a clean and crisp taste that enhances, but does not overtake other flavors. Bottled since 1838 at its source in the picturesque town of St. Galmier, Badoit has a legendary history in French water consumption. This naturally sparkling water was not only known and prescribed by local doctors for its many healthful properties in the XVIIIth century, but was obviously known to the Romans since the remains of thermal baths have been found on the present site of the Badoit factory. 

For centuries the residents of the town of Saint Galmier have satisfied their need for sparkling, refreshment by partaking directly from the waterРІР‚в„ўs source. Today, the local inhabitants venture to the townРІР‚в„ўs “filling station” where they can tap into the sparkling benefits of Badoit whenever the need arises. 

Propelled by the pressure of naturally occurring underground gas deposits, Badoit travels the long journey from its deep and ancient source through fissures in the granite sub-strata slowly acquiring its distinct mineral composition, unique taste and its lively, intensely sparkling, carbonation along the way. 

Badoit is captured at a depth of 100 meters into the granite where it retains a constant temperature of 16°C (61°F). The size of the bubbles of a sparkling mineral water is influenced by its mineral composition. It contains bicarbonates, as well as calcium and fluoride, and has a low sodium content. It is also rich in magnesium, an important component of a balanced diet. The source water emerges lightly sparkling, then the carbonation is carefully intensified. 

The parent company, Danone has just recently changed to screw caps, replacing the snap cap on all sizes. A long time market leader in France, Badoit is now available in North America at select fine dining establishments, exclusive hotels, gourmet food retailers and, of course, proudly delivered to these venues by Aqua Maestro.


 
Water In The News
Bottled Water By The Numbers
A recent report By Zenith International has shown premium water has strengthened globally. Sales increased to 10.3 billion liters, a 3.9% increase. "85% of sales were in the mature markets of North America and West Europe, noted Karen Wells, Senior Consultant at Zenith.The global premium water market is relatively consolidated, with The leading five brands in th eglobal premium market include; Evian, Volvic, Vittel, Gerolsteiner and San Pellegrino, which account for more than half of total volume.

Zenith estimates that the global market for premium water will increase to more than 12.5 billion liters by 2020. 


The above graph is "Global" Premium water, and breaking it down further, another Graph supplied by the Beverage Marketing Corporation, breaks the US market down into segments. The "Fine Water" segment falls almost entirely into the very small pink sliver of Imports, reflecting 1.1%. There a few domestic brands, but they are far outnumbered in volume by imports.

Looks like we have a lot of room to grow.


First A Drought....Now..Uranium??
A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey has found high levels of Uranium in up to one in ten public water systems. A by-product of draught, and irrigation, the Uranium is not being diluted or washed away. Pumping more and more groundwater on to the rich farm lands of California, over long periods of time, are producing this harmful effect. To date little is being done to warn the public, however, in some predominantly Mexican neighborhoods, who make up the majority of farm workers, signs are being posted which say (in poor English), "you can drink the water....but if you drink the water over a period of time, you can get cancer."

Some cities are taking steps to filter the water, or dilute the Uranium rich water, with cleaner water, lowering the Uranium to safer levels.

Fort Lauderdale Boil Water Alert
We see these alerts, happen all over the country, and apparently our "home town" is not immune to the same thing. A water main break on Christmas Day, effected a portion of Ft. Lauderdale, and took a few days to repair and flush the system. Aging water lines are the culprit, but this is the third time in five years, Ft. Lauderdale has lost water service during the holidays.

Going where no man has gone before
At least in a semi tracktor trailor. A historic bridge in southern Indiana collapses in just seconds, officials saying the semi-truck crossing it was too heavy and too big to be driving across the bridge. The bridge in Paoli, Indiana was built in 1880, and clearly marked with signs indicating "NO TRUCKS," and a 6 ton weight limit. The woman driving the truck was 23 years old, and had just received her commercial drivers license 7 months earlier. She stated, she didn't know how much 6 tons was in pounds. Her truck weighed in at almost 30 tons. (We mention this accident, because the truck was carrying bottled water!)



Brands in the News
No, not Smartwater...
but a "smart" water bottle

The HidrateSpark bottle keeps track of how much water you drink and connects to your phone. The HidrateSpark app recommends a customized water goal for you to reach each day and sends helpful reminders so you don't fall off track. The bottle even GLOWS when you fall behind and need to drink more. 



Hydrogen-rich Water....
The Next New Addition

Oxygen rich, electrolyte rich, vitamin rich, mineral rich.....and now...hydrogen rich. HFactor uses a patent-pending manufacturing method to naturally infuse pure hydrogen into water. The product is packaged in a special aluminum vessel to keep the hydrogen inside. The hydrogen can escape through plastic, glass or other bottle materials. According to Gail Levy, founder of HFactor, "Consumers understand the benefits of antioxidants, and molecular hydrogen is one of the best".


Believe It Or Not....

You Can Bath In Your Favorite Water
Serena Williams does....after a grueling tennis match (if she's in Miami)

This treatment is part of an exclusive package offered to selected special guests at the Hotel Victor in Miami. It involves taking a luxurious bath in 1,000 liters of Evian natural spring water with hundreds of gorgeous rose petals. Priced at just $5000, but hey, also in the package is a couple of spa treatments, a bottle of champagne, and an exotic dessert.


 
 
 

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Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon.

A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt.

If all the water in the Great Lakes was spread evenly across the continental U.S., the ground would be covered with almost 10 feet of water.

More than half of the area covered by oceans is over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) deep.

The water cycle has five parts: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and surface run-off.

 
 
12/1/2015 5:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2015,


Saint Geron
Located in Auvergne, in the region of Clermont-Ferrand known as the region of French volcanoes, and deep in the heart of France, the mineral spring of Saint Geron has a long and proud natural history.

The product we drink today fell as rain far back in the Middle Ages, and has then been naturally filtered over the last eleven hundred years. Enriched by minerals picked up along its voyage, and cleansed of all bacteria and nitrates, which show up at less than .1 milligrams per liter, it makes its way back to the surface as a lightly carbonated water bursting with purity.

As with many of the great natural waters, the Saint Geron source was enjoyed by the Romans. At the end of the 19th century, workers constructing reservoirs to collect water from the spring, discovered antique wells and coins from the reign of Faustina Augustus during the Gallo-roman period. From its early history, Saint Geron has been showered with awards. Dubbed "The Queen of Mineral Waters," it has long been recommended as an aid in the treatment of anemia, digestive problems, diabetes and even gout. Its elegant glass bottle was created by painter and designer Alberto Bali. The mineral water gathers in layers of rock located up to 200 meters beneath the surface, and is thus safe from environmental influences. It is pumped to the surface from 21 wells in Gerolstein and subsequently piped to the bottling facilities there. These pumping stations are electronically supervised to continuously control the wells' water level, the temperature and the mineral level.


The source, around for 1000's of years, has been updated too, with a new well drilled in 1994, and an ultra modern bottling plant built in 2006.

 

Water In The News
Water Can Help You Lose Weight
It's a simple thing to do... a new study revealed drinking 500ml (16.9 oz) of water around 30 minutes before main meals can help obese, and overweight people to lose more weight. Referred to as "preloading" it's a very easy way to help reduce a few pounds, and add to a healthier lifestyle.

What's Next In Bottled Water?
The recent Global Bottled Water Congress, which took place last month, in Lisbon, Portugal, touched on new areas making their way into the market place. As evidenced by the entries in the nominations for awards, Zenith International's market intelligence director, Esther Renfrew, spoke of three key areas which have emerged, and are expected to grow, kids, energy, and protein.

Children are a very important target, and many companies are now entering the space with new bottle designs, caps, closures, and labeling. Energy is also making inroads. After energy drinks paved the way, energy water is now being introduced. Protein water is also entering the fray. You can now get your hydration along with about 15gms of protein in a 16.9 oz serving. It seems every month we are introducing something new

Brands In The News
Vertical....As In Tall Trees
Maple trees to be more precise. One of the entrees in the maple water category, and sourced and bottled exclusively in the US, Vertical Water was awarded "Best for the World Environment Impact." It's strategy, to conserve American forestland. A simple idea...by sharing the water from their maple trees, forest owners now have a financially viable reason for keeping their trees vertical, longer.

Highland Spring Wins РІР‚
11/1/2015 4:10 AM By Aqua Maestro 2015,
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