Waiakea Water was named Best Water Brand of 2017. It is first of its kind – triple bottom line premium bottled water. The title was given by 10 Best Water. The water brand took second place because of the good taste and the purity of the water as well as the company’s dedication to the conservation of resources.
Waiakea also surpassed big brand names such as Voss, Fiji, Evian, Smart Water, Icelandic Glacier and a few others. It got the first place in the category of the Best Volcanic Water of 2017.
Waiakea water is the first brand of bottled water in the United States of America that have been given a CarbonNeutral certification, an achievement the brand have managed through several sustainability initiatives, including the usage of one of the most sustainable sources of fresh water on the planet.
The have been using only low carbon emission means of product transportation, only using 100% RPET bottles which yield a 90% reduced CO2 footprint when comparing to other competing bottled water brands, as well as taking part in massive reforestation projects.
The brand does more than just bottling water. They are involved in a significant number of philanthropic activities and makes donations to various causes. The founder of Waiakea is Ryan Emmons, and he has a long history of volunteering and donating to charities.
In fact, nearly five percent of the brand’s profits is directed towards local community programs and nonprofit organisations such as INPEACE, The Kama’aha Initiative, and Kupu which is striving to better the education in the area and to help protect the local environment.
Not only that, but the Waiakea water brand makes a donation of one month of clean drinking water for a person in need in the are of Malawi. The has been possible due to the brand’s collaboration with Pump Aid
The origins of the Waiakea Water are melted snow and rain that has pooled on the volcano Mauna Loa located on Big Island. After it has been gathered, the water is thoroughly filtered through a long chain of porous volcanic rock that is more than a thousand feet in length. This allows the water to become extremely rich in electrolytes, naturally alkaline, and it also gives it a heavenly fresh and healthy taste.