What is Natural Spring Water? What is the Best Water?

Significant Effort and Stainless Steel go into protecting the Source of water that we bottle.

Significant Effort and Stainless Steel go into protecting the Source of water that we bottle.

Miracle Springs Source in 2015 with Bert V of Berts Trucking and Mike and Dan owners of Miracle Spring Source.

 

Mineral water, spring water, artesian water… whats the best kind of water or the difference? I hear this question all the time. After 20 years in the water industry I’ve seen and tasted them all. I don’t just go to the Safeway or Trader Joes and pick out whatever is new, I go right to the source and see for myself where the water comes from and what steps the source owners take to ensure the safety of the water I bottle for my customers.  Here are some photos I’ve taken over the years documenting a few sources I’ve personally visited.  Technically Spring Water surfaces to the ground naturally, Well Water has to be drilled for then pumped to the surface.  All waters are filtered in some way during the bottling process but Purified Water has the actual mineral breakdown modified. For example Spring Water cannot be called Natural Spring Water if the filtration process changes the Total Dissolved Minerals.  For this reason most Spring Water is just Filtered to .5 microns to remove any turbidity (floatys) and then Ozonated to ensure purity.  Purified Water is changed by some form of filtration.  Common purification processes are Reverse Osmosis, Distillation or Deionization.   Most Purified Waters are processed from municipal sources because the water treatment technologies can modify the water to the desired outcome.  For example the un-attractive taste of chlorine can be easily removed by Carbon Filtration, while the bitter mineral flavor can be removed by Reverse Osmosis or Distillation.  Smooth flavor and PH balance can be modified by adding desirable minerals.  The task of a good water maker is similar to a good wine maker. Their job is made easier if the original ingredients are the best available, then appropriate treatment and handling can achieve modest improvements and blending can make a great tasting product.

Which brings me to the one question everyone always asks me when they find out I’m in the water business…  “What’s the best water?”.  It took me a few years to settle on my answer because I really didn’t know.  I’m confident in telling any friend, family member or customer that they should drink the water they like the taste of.  Because, if you like the taste you will drink more and your body needs more water.  It needs it more than coffee, tea, juice… but will never say that bottled water is better than other water.  I do say I prefer the taste of it.

Bore Hole entry

Bore Hole Entry

Pump House at the Base of the Mountain

Pump House at the Base of the Mountain

 

Garibaldi Springs Near Squamish BC

Garibaldi Springs Near Squamish BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Visiting Lodi Spring Water in North Eastern Washington Owner Jim Connelly took us to the top of the hill where he and his father captured the natural artesian water that flowed through their families property.  2014-05-16 19.03.35

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