Evian Featured Water

Fonte Sole, located at the heart of the village of Nuvolento in Lombardy, Italy, is a family operated business with a long-standing awareness of environmental and social concerns. 

Originally founded by Battista Bodei in 1896, it is now his grandson Giuseppe who continues the tradition of only employing local people. Many years ago, before environmental concerns were paramount, Giuseppe took the decision to bottle Sole Classic in bottles made from recycled glass and to use recycled paper for the labels. Their marketing materials are designed by a social enterprise. 

Fonte Sole is an active supporter of the local community, supplying its pure water without cost to the pupils of the local school. 

Naturalness has historically been a core part of Fonte Sole's ethos – the natural mineral water they bottle flows directly from the Source into the bottling production line with only the addition of CO2 (itself harvested from a natural process) to create the renowned delicate carbonation of Sole sparkling. 

Around the year 1000, the population of Nuvolento was ravaged by plague. At the time, the area was under the control of Benedictine monks and they built their monastery near a water source. To gauge the extent of the plague, the monks would go around knocking on doors: "Ego Sum" was the response that meant the plague had not entered that house. After the epidemic was over, the monks noticed that the only people surviving the plague were those with access to the water from the source near the monastery. They then decided to name that part of the country "Sum". The existing convent on the site of the old monastery and the road named "Antica Fonte", "Ancient Way of the Source" gives credence to this legend.

As a premium bottled natural mineral water, Sole Water is known for its crisp, slightly sweet and refreshing taste. The well-balanced group of minerals in Sole is derived from a natural filtration process as the water works it way through varying geological rocks and minerals to the underground and well-protected source.

The Sum Source is found in the province of Brescia located in the commune of Nuvolento, situated at the foot of a series of limestone hills that rise to the northeast of Brescia. The hills constitute the Brecian Pre-Alps complex. The oligominerale (low in mineral content) water of the Sum Source emerges at the "Via Antica Fonte" in Nuvolento. This surface outlet would seem to correspond to the point at which the limestone-dolomite formation meets the alluvial deposits from the valley of the river Chiese. It is from this basin that the unique and delicious tasting Sole Water is sourced. 

Water In The News

The Four Best Places In The World for
a Sip and a Smoke

The Graycliff Hotel and Resort, located in Nassau, Bahamas, has been selected as one of the four best places in the world for a sip and smoke. The September edition of the Robb Report, ranked the listings. The resort sells Cuban rarities such as Behike 56 and pre-embargo Havanas circa 1900–1910, in addition to the full Graycliff line. And when it comes to Cognac, the 9,000-bottle collection dates to 1788, including an A. E. Dor No. 1 from 1893. Of course, the resort also has a water menu offering about 25 brands of water. We know, because Aqua Maestro provides a large majority.

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IBWA's Listicle; Bottled Water: The Healthy Environmentally Friendly Drink

First, a listicle, is an increasingly popular way of communicating on the internet, by creating an article with a list of bullet points with short text.

IBWA's list includes;
  1. A healthy alternative to soda and other sugary drinks
  2. Small environmental footprint
  3. The choice for the active lifestyle
  4. A legacy of preserving the environment
  5. Great water, great jobs
  6. Extremely small water user

An image is shown with each item on the list. We've included the image for #6, which shows bottled water accounts for just 0.011% of the total amount of water used in the US.

For additional information, check out the full listicle posted here.

Repercussions Of Hurricane Matthew

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, residents from Florida to North Carolina were warned about price gouging. Complaints about hotel rooms, gasoline, rental cars...and BOTTLED WATER are being investigated. Customers complained of being charged $29.00 for a 24-pack of commodity water in Fayetteville, NC.

Air Force Dumps Toxic Water

U.S. Air Force officials confirmed more than 150,000 gallons of water tainted with perfluorinated chemicals — otherwise known as PFCs — leaked out of a retention tank at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The contaminated water made its way into a city wastewater treatment plant before crews could stop it. And from there, it flowed into a creek that feeds into other waterways. Officials say the leak didn't pose a threat to Colorado Springs' drinking water.

Brands In The News

Evian Holiday Designer Bottle
Christian Lacroix became the first designer to team up with Evian for the 2007 edition of their Holiday Limited Edition Bottle. Now, ten years later, they have teamed up again, to mark the 10th anniversary. The new bottles are just arriving, and you can place your order now.

Highland Spring Source Certified Organic
Highland Spring has just announced they have been awarded the Soil Association Certificate for certified Organic Land for another year. This validates the purity of the organic land at the source of the bottling of Highland Spring water.

Tickle Water: Sparkling Water For Kids
An innovative sparkling water company, marketing directly to kids. A means in which parents can promote honest hydration and "tickle" their taste buds. Packaged in small plastic clear cans, and available in flavors such as Green Apple, Watermelon, Cola, and plain sparkling.

For Those Who Don't Know
Aqua Maestro can put any logo on a glass bottle. We supplied the bottles pictured here, which were done for the Chancellor's House, in Oxford Mississippi. Preparing for their grand opening now, they are offering "Refined Southern Elegance."

Believe It Or Not

Repurposed plastic water bottles


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90% of the pumpkin is made up of water. (Happy Halloween) 

Americans now recycle over 1 million single-serve PET water bottles every hour.

More than 150 US colleges use graduation gowns and caps made from recycled PET.

Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.

Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.