Happy New Year!
I usually refrain from the personal tidbits, however, it didn’t take long to break my New Year’s resolution this year, one of getting the Fountainhead out earlier. My holiday travels were extended due to the birth of my new granddaughter. Brooke Elizabeth came just 4 hours into the New Year. Life can be a blessing…. Brett

Scientists have confirmed that Jana natural artesian water began its long journey from the surface to a depth of 2500 feet well over 3,000 years ago. Jana Water is bottled at the source at an underground depth of 2500 feet in the picturesque Croatian village of Saint Jana. Croatia, a country known for its water, has the largest supply of drinking water in all of Europe. Croatia has more than 1000 islands, situated along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, many lakes surrounded with lush forests, and many more hidden natural treasures.

Jana's well, is one of the deepest in Europe. Jana Water's purity and freshness is a result of the slow and natural filtering process, through a vast aquifer of layered mineral rock. It is additionally protected by a layer of granite above the well basin. During this long natural journey, Jana natural artesian water is enriched with minerals, in particular calcium and magnesium. Jana water also contains silica, which promotes healthy cartilage, skin, hair and nails. The water has the perfect pH level of 7.4 - the same pH as your body which yields better cell absorption and flushing of toxic waste.

Jana natural artesian water boasts an exceptional stable mineral composition that is regularly monitored throughout the year. This guarantees Jana Water's smooth taste and its appealing freshness and silky texture. Daily quality checks are also performed to ensure that the water in the bottle is exactly as nature intended.

The essence of Jana Water's pureness lies in the fact that nothing comes between you and Jana. The latest state-of-the-art aseptic bottling technology enables water to be pumped directly into the bottle, without any contact with the outside world. Therefore, the unique properties of this extraordinary water are delivered to you untouched, just as nature intended.

Water in the News
Texas Residents Reject Plan
SURFSIDE, TX — Residents at a December 9 Surfside Beach City Council meeting voiced their opposition to a plan by Minnesota-based Independent Natural Resources Inc. (INR) that calls for the installation of wave-driven pumps off the beach to turn seawater into bottled drinking water, as reported by the Houston Chronicle.

NYC May Ban Bottled Water in Government Buildings
New York might follow the lead of cities including San Francisco and Seattle and ban bottled water from government buildings. "It's a simple way to save the city money while helping out the environment," said City Council member Eric Gioia, who plans to co-introduce a bill to ban bottled-water purchases by the city.

In hind sight however, some cities which have taken similar actions in the past have found that bottled water is still being used by workers who still prefer the convenience the bottle affords.

Nestlé Bottled Water Ad Target of Canadian Complaint
An advertisement by Nestlé Waters North America reportedly saying that bottled water is “the most environmentally responsible consumer product in the world” has prompted Canadian environmental groups to file a misleading advertising complaint against Nestlé, according to a December 1 Reuters report.

The groups allege the ad -- which said, among other things, "most water bottles avoid landfill sites and are recycled"; "bottled water is the most environmentally responsible consumer product in the world"; and "Nestle Pure Life is a Healthy, Eco-Friendly Choice" -- is contrary to guidelines that have been set by Canada's Competition Bureau and the Canadian Standards Association.

Nestles welcomes the opportunity to show their research, and show they have “…in fact been honest with the Canadians, the media and governing authorities….” To read more click here.

Brands in the News
Coca-Cola will roll out its unsweetened, flavored water Dasani Essence in February. Dasani Essence will have no sugar, calories or preservatives.

In the UK, Danone Waters' Volvic brand generates 1.3bn litres of water for Africa so far during its 1L-for-10L campaign that was launched in March 2008.

Icelandic Water Holdings signs a three-year in-flight agreement with NetJets Europe for its premium bottled water brand Icelandic Glacial

On the Flip Side….

PET Bottles
Found in College….
Art sculpture…
”Frozen Assets”
A Kansas University sculpture student has frozen the beauty of a popular campus landmark. For a project in a public art class, Wichita senior Matthew Farley has constructed a display of plastic water bottles on the Chi Omega Fountain to make it appear the water is suspended in the freezing Kansas air. Farley’s project is meant to draw attention to water use and the environment. The bottles were collected in less than one week by KU Recycling staff members.

Global Innovation Award
A team of seven students from Babson College and Olin College of Engineering, won the “best overall” award in the Global Innovation Tournament judged by Stanford University for their Bottled Solutions project, which seeks alternative uses for water bottles. Bird feeders and wasp traps are just two examples to limit waste by reusing water bottles. They have also produced a YouTube video and a website as part of their project.

Believe it or not….

Hmmm…a High Definition TV…or a Bottle of Water?
Love Limited Edition UK has sold six limited edition Love H2O bottles, each encrusted with more than 6,500 Swarovski crystals, for £1,000 ($2,330) a bottle. “Love H2O has become a collectible fashion accessory. The bottles are currently on display at 6 Selfridges stores across the UK. If you just can’t live without one, let us know!

To order, please call or email Alexis Donney-Brillinger in the Private Client Division – 561 392 3336 x 100; adb@aquamaestro.com

Wholesale inquiries should be directed to Shirley Costanza, sc@aquamaestro.com.

Hiball Energy is the first and only sparkling energy water with a light essence of natural flavor that is infused with the active ingredients; Taurine, Guarana, Ginseng, B-Vitamins and Caffeine. Hiball is the only energy drink with zero sugar, carbs or artificial sweeteners and has only 10 calories per bottle. Hiball Sparkling Energy Waters come in 6 flavors: Lemon Lime, Wild Berry, Orange, Grapefruit, Club Soda, and Original.

Your drinking water may be fluoridated to help prevent dental cavities.

Water leaves the stomach five minutes after consumption.

A hog needs 4 gallons of water per day or 1,500 gallons per year.

Showers use 9 gallons of water per minute.

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