Waiakea’s Hawaii volcanic water has a Waiakea water pH of 8.8: a slightly higher level than the human body needs in order to maintain homeostasis and fight off unwanted bacteria and diseases. This classifies Waiakea’s water as “alkaline”, which is great for the body as alkaline substances are associated with eliminating and preventing cancer.
Filtering through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock, the Mauna Loa aquifer is where Waiakea gets its water from 300 days of rainfall per year (82% of the year, on average). With a 2 billion gallon refresh rate makes it the largest aquifer in North America: enough to fill up the Grand Canyon eighteen times over. Mauna Loa is actually the highest mountain in the world, at 33,000 feet (translating to “Long Mountain), and the second tallest volcano on Earth.
But Waikea is much more than just a bottled water company, in fact they’re huge philanthropists as well. Every liter of Waiakea’s Hawaiian volcanic water that is purchased will give an entire week’s worth of water to those who need it most on Earth right now: Malawians. This donation is carried out through a very reputable non-profit organization called PumpAid.
CEO Ryan Emmons, an entrepreneur whose alma mater is the University of Southern California, created the water after vacationing at his uncle’s house at the base of Mauna Loa. The water was so incredible tasting that he decided to pursue it further, and thus the hawaiian volcanic water of Waiakea was born.
On top of all of this, the volcanic water benefits of drinking Waiakea extend beyond the water. The entire company is certified carbon neutral, and all of the water bottles are recycled and BPA free of any toxins or chemicals. In 2015 alone, it was actually the most awarded beverage in the entire world.