Waiakea Water is swiftly made a splash in the global bottled water market thanks to its refreshing flavor and unique packaging. As of today, Waiakea is the only bottled water on the market made entirely from pristine Hawaiian volcanic water.
Waiakea Waters’ founder Ryan Emmons says he got the idea to bottle Hawaiian volcanic water after he took a trip to the Aloha State in 2011. At the time, Emmons was living with his uncle and was impressed by the taste of the natural water from a nearby well.
After he graduated from the University of Southern California, Emmons returned to Hawaii with the goal of creating a sustainable company that could share this delicious water with the world. He immediately bought a lease to bottle the waters from the Mauna Loa volcano and developed his iconic Waiakea Water brand.
In addition to giving Waiakea Water a unique taste, the pristine volcanic water has an impressive array of vitamins and essential minerals. Just a few of the many volcanic water benefits include high concentrations of bio-available magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Also, Waiakea Water pH level hovers between 7.6 and 8.2, making it extremely alkaline.
Emmons has worked hard to make his company as eco-friendly as possible. For instance, all of Waiakea Water’s bottles are made with a special substance known as TimePlast. This unique additive greatly enhances the bio-degradability of Waiakea Water bottles. Standard bottled waters take over 1,500 years to fully dissolve, but TimePlast helps Waiakea Water bottles disintegrate within only 15 years.
Yet another way Emmons is using Waiakea Water to make a positive impact in the world is by working with the non-profit group Pump Aid. Every time Waiakea sell one liter of product they send one week’s worth of pure water to some of the world’s poorest regions.
Recently, the Specialty Food Association recognized Emmons’ efforts with the Citizenship Leadership Award. Waiakea Water has received praise from big-name publications like Beverage World Magazine and Inc.