Right up front, I simply must say that I am obsessed with the social widgets on Waiakea Water's website. I'm haveing a massive social media nerd moment but have you ever seen all that integration look so clean, sleek and uniform? LOVE. The bottled water market is pretty full of choices. It may even be, dare I say, over-saturated (a little pun for you there). So whatever a company can do to disntinguish itself is pretty great and they are making their social werk.
The details are these: Waiakea is the first premium volcanic water of its kind and their mission is simple: to provide healthy, delicious volcanic water to people throughout the world with as little environmental impact as possible. The water is sourced from one of the world’s most pristine environments atop the snow-capped peak of the active Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Waiakea is filtered through 14,000 feet of porous lava, enriching it with electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium.
A lot to take in? Don't worry. There's also this: For every 1L of water purchased, Waiākea donates 650L of water to those in need in developing countries through PumpAid.
In 2012, 783 million people lacked access to clean water- that is almost 3 times the population of the United States alone. It is because of this that every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness. Waiakea was founded to create positive change for not only the environment, but also for people in need throughout the world.
Taste-wise, it's certainly as good as it gets. Clean, refreshing, in a unique bottle (you don't see blue very often). You might think you've never heard of it but I bet you've seen it. When you check out their store locator, you're likely to find it's in all kinds of places nearby.
Like I said, everyone in the water biz needs to distinguish themselves. With a round bottle, a glass bottle, a tall bottle, a BLUE bottle... But where it really counts, Waiakea sets itself apart by being a perfect water but also a perfect citizen. When you're making a choice about which water to buy, why wouldn't you pick one up that supports a worthy cause?
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