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
Bottled Water industry Showcases Leadership
Over the last several years, the bottled water industry has demonstrated solid environmental leadership when it comes to water conservation and efficiency. The bottled water industry uses minimal amounts of groundwater to produce an important, healthy and calorie-free consumer product. The bottled water industry’s momentum toward more recycling and container light-weighting can be seen as quickly going in the right direction.

Back to back, recent reports by the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) and the Life Cycle Analysis Report, by Franklin Associates (Fountainhead April 2010), both commissioned for the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) have confirmed the same findings; that bottled water has a very small environmental footprint. For more details click here;

Tea ‘Healthier’ Drink Than Water
We pride ourselves in offering all the news, good and bad alike. We thought this was interesting, but reserve the right to not say it so loud.

Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may even have extra health benefits, say researchers. The work in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition dispels the common belief that tea dehydrates. Tea not only rehydrates as well as water does, but it can also protect against heart disease and some cancers, UK nutritionists found.

They found clear evidence that drinking three to four cups of tea a day can cut the chances of having a heart attack. Some studies suggested tea consumption protected against cancer, although this effect was less clear-cut, and other health benefits seen included protection against tooth plaque and potentially tooth decay, plus bone strengthening.

Although, for 30 years, eggs were bad for you too, right? Until a recent report showed that was not the case…so we think for safety reasons, keep hydrating with water!

Hmmmm…May I Please Have a Bottle of Lake Michigan?
In recent discussions about possibly bottling and selling Chicago’s “exceptional” tap water, the question was raised to city officials about the possibility of bottling and selling water from Lake Michigan as a way to raise funds for the city. Nothing seems to be out of the question, but for right now, it looks like we may have to wait for that bottle.

MOM's Organic Market Launches New Anti-Plastic Battle
The Washington/Baltimore metro area's homegrown organic grocery chain, MOM's Organic Market, is launching another environmental initiative… Battle the Bottle which will substantially reduce plastic use by eliminating all bottled water. We continue to post both sides to this argument, but following on the heels of the boil water order in Boston last month (June Fountainhead), and this month bringing us boil water orders in Oakley, Utah, due to flooding contamination, Jackson, Miss., after a 54-inch water main break, and Adair Iowa, also a water main malfunction. Let’s hope there isn’t a problem in Baltimore, if bottled water is in short supply.

Brands In The News
Highland Spring Challenging Danone
Through recent acquisitions, Highland Springs has now become the largest supplier of bottled water in the UK. “As a group, Highland Spring, with all of its brands and private label, are now the biggest supplier in the UK,” stated Les Montgomery, CEO of Highland Springs. Danone’s single brand Evian, has a huge market share in the UK, and refuses to go down without a fight. Environmental issues may be working in Highland’s favor since Evian must be imported into the UK, and Highland Springs has multiple sources within the country. Evian still remains a well recognized water.

The New Face Of Youth For Evian
Grand Slam Tennis Champain Maria Sharapova signed a multiyear agreement with Groupe Danone SA’s Evian water brand, and will be the face of their Rollerbabies campaign.

Danone France expects sales volumes for the Evian and Volvic brands to pursue recovery in 2010, with domestic sales up 4% and 9% for the respective brands since the start of the year.

John J. Harris, chief executive officer for Nestle Waters, expects revenue to grow by as much as 6% as the bottled-water company targets markets that lack clean drinking water. "I'm optimistic that the worst is behind us for bottled water," he said.

Believe It Or Not...
Talk about a carbon footprint…. in February, we received an order from MSgt John Peters in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Kuwait. He ordered a case of Evian water, because the local water was so terrible to drink. We sent his order via the Post Office and Military mail. Well, five weeks later, he was lucky enough to go home to Rhode Island, but the water never made it to him in time. When we were notified he was stateside, we sent another case to his house, free of charge, so he would at least get the water he had ordered.

Fast forward five months to July, 2010. MSgt Peters emailed us to say he had just received the initial case of water which had been sent to Kuwait. He offered to pay for it since he had now received both cases of water. We declined the offer.

The initial case of water originated in France, was shipped to the US and sent back to Europe, via Germany, on to the Middle East ending up in Kuwait, only to reverse course, come back to the States again, and follow MSgt Peters, now stationed in Sumter, SC. Two points worth noting; 1) hats off to the postal service that came through, perhaps late, but the water arrived intact in Sumter, SC after traversing the globe, and 2) hats off to MSgt John Peters for being honest enough to offer to pay for the second case. We salute you!

On average, 50% - 70% of household water is used outdoors for watering lawns and gardens.

A dripping faucet can waste up to 2,000 gallons/7,600 liters of water a year. A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons/260 liters of water a day.

On average, a drop of water which finds its way into Lake Superior from runoff or rainfall takes more than two centuries to travel through the Great Lakes system and along the St. Lawrence River to the ocean

Old Faithful, a geyser in Yellowstone National Park, can spout water 170 feet in the air. That is as high as a 17-story building.

The elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away.