27 year old Ryan Emmons started Waiakea Water with the goal to do more and be better and he seems to be succeeding. It would be a challenge to break into and be successful in this industry, but Emmons had a unique idea and the drive to push forward to make this work.
Emmon’s creation, Waiakea water, comes from Hawaiian volcanic springs and is naturally filtered as it flows through volcanic rock. This unique natural filter infuses the water with beneficial alkaline minerals and electrolytes. Waiakea Water’s Ph value is around 7 which makes it comparable to other waters on the market but without the additives that some other waters use.
Waiakea Water didn’t stop at just the nutrient filled water. They looked for a way to manufacture this product with as little negative impact on the environment as possible. They did the research and found an incredibly environmentally friendly way to bottle this volcanic water. By using post–consumer recycled bottles and adding a nano-additive called TimePlast they have cut the time for bottles to decompose from the typical 1000+ years to about 15 years; as well as limited the emissions from the manufacturing process. Pretty impressive.
This still was not enough for this company. Waiakea water recognized the need for fresh water in some communities around the world and jumped in to help by partnering with Pump Aid. Together they help to bring clean water to areas that may otherwise not have any.
These efforts are getting them noticed. In just a few short years this company has grown fast and is proving to be a real player in this industry.
This volcanic water’s benefits go well beyond simple hydration. The environmentally friendly manufacturing process and bottles combined with the social awareness of Waiakea Water as a company make this a company to watch and learn from.