The people of Hawaii value their land, which is why they take extra measures to ensure their natural resources do not become depleted. The symbiotic relationship Hawaiians have with their land is seen in the sustainable efforts used to create Waiakea bottled water. The water itself comes from a renewable resource, which begins as precipitation on the slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. The rain and snow that falls in this region coverts into a daily amount of more than 390 gallons of water.
The water that runs down the Mauna Loa volcano eventually makes its way through the top layers of the surrounding ground, where it travels through several formations of volcanic rock before emerging in a natural aquifer. The underground layers of volcanic rock filter the water naturally so it retains its pristine and untouched state when bottled. The filtration process the water goes through also enhances it with beneficial minerals and electrolytes. This allows the Waiakea brand of bottled water to be classified as both volcanic and mineral water.
The minerals that enhance Waiakea water include magnesium, potassium, sodium and chloride. It also contains the recommended daily amount of silica. These minerals benefit the body by nourishing the bones, muscles and cell structures. They also give the water a unique taste and feel, which has often been described as smooth and soft. In addition to its beneficial mineral content this water also has a pH balance between 7.2 and 8.2, making it a naturally alkaline water. This natural pH balance allows the water to provide better hydration through a more complete penetration of cell walls.