Berg
Iceberg water is a very unique product, in a category all by itself. It is an all natural, truly virginal water with almost no trace of minerals. This water's journey started over 15,000 years ago in the ancient glaciers of western Greenland. It has been safely stored in the ice cap, protected by the ocean and the hazardous conditions of the arctic weather.

Isolation has made its source totally inaccessible to man. It is not until massive pieces of ice break off into the ocean in the form of icebergs that they can be harvested. Icebergs are melted and bottled under strict quality conditions in order to preserve the water's natural qualities.

Production can be limited due to extended winters and the harsh conditions of the North Atlantic. Harvesting icebergs is a dangerous task. They are very unstable, shift frequently and can roll over in seconds, which make the possibility of drinking iceberg water an accomplishment in itself.

Berg  water comes from Icebergs, a unique source. Berg should not be confused with glacier water. The main difference is that glacier water is bottled after it melts to the pools at the base of the glacier, coming in contact with land. Iceberg water is harvested directly from the icebergs, and is not exposed to ground contaminants.

There are other waters that have a low TDS (total dissolved solids). However, Berg water has a TDS of less than 10 ppm, one of the lowest in the market. Since icebergs have the consistency of concrete, seawater is unable to penetrate the ice and contaminate the mineral content. The result is pure, clean water with the crisp natural taste of melted snow.

Harvesting is mostly done by hand and small quantities so the impact in the environment is almost non-existent. Icebergs melt naturally in the ocean, so instead of exploiting springs or underground aquifers, Berg collects the water before it disappears into the sea. The water is bottled in its natural state, without significant processing in order to preserve its natural properties. The water maintains the same composition and characteristics both at the time of bottling and collection.

Water In The News...
Norwegian Glacier Water Re-entering
The US Market.

Isbre is the Norwegian word for glacier, and after a brief hiatus, it's coming back. Hyped as the “World's purest drinking water" with a TDS (total dissolved solids) of just 4 ppm, we will hold back our endorsement. Minerals due play a vital role, so the objective is not to necessarily drink the lowest TDS value. Maybe it's a good brand to use for taking your mineral supplement pills.

Cocaine Use So High...
It Shows Up In Drinking Water

Inspections of tap water at four different sites found a metabolised form of the illegal drug, which showed it had already passed through the human body. The levels were so low that they posed no danger to health, but come as a startling indication of how widespread drug use has become.

Another Reason
for Bottled Water

As recently as May 23, 2014, A citywide boil water notice was issued for Portland OR, after E. coli was detected in the water supply, causing a rush on bottled water.

New Water for Pregnant Women
A new functional beverage geared toward pregnant women, Bump Water was recently introduced by Stacy Rauen and Amber Wilcox, two Brooklyn mothers who were seeking an alternative way to help obtain the pre-natal nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy.
 
They describe Bump Water as a refreshing beverage with 100% of the recommended daily amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Calcium, Niacin, Biotin, Zinc, Magnesium that are found in prenatal vitamins.  The product is available in both still and sparkling versions with flavors including Lemonade and Cranberry Ginger, with more to come.

A Glimpse Of Things To Come....
Plastic Technologies (PTI), who specializes in the development of PET packaging, has come up with a new technique of producing the standard PET package. It involves a foaming technique which promises new eye-popping structural and graphic capabilities, paired with cost-effective production and sustainability.


Believe It Or Not....
World's Most Expensive
Bottled Water

The Acqua Di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani, the world's most expensive water goes for $60,000 per 750 ml. The bottle is made of Platinum, Silver, Gold and 6,000 diamonds. The water is a mixture of natural spring water from beaches of Fiji and France and also glacier water from Iceland.


And Now, A Nice Tall Glass Of.....Toilet Water?
Wichita Falls is awaiting final state approval to begin recycling 5 million gallons a day. The water will be safe and that all traces of sewage will be removed, according to Teresa Rose, deputy public works director. Household wastewater will first go to a plant that filters out solids, next, microfiltration will remove additional waste, followed by reverse osmosis to destroy any remaining contaminants, including pharmaceuticals flushed down toilets. In the final step, the water will go to the same plant that cleans lake water, where it’s chemically treated to kill pathogens. Add standard amounts of chlorine and fluoride, and it’s ready for the faucet.

New Car Gets 45 MPG and 3 Liters of Water
Ok, we made up the numbers a little, but Advertising agency Leo Burnett Melbourne and Honda Australia have teamed up to launch an unlikely product for the Japanese automobile company: a brand of bottled water called H20. Honda’s new compressed hydrogen-powered Honda FCX runs so clean, that its exhaust pipes contain only clean water that’s drinkable. Honda then gave the water away as free samples, with each bottle branded with the following copy: "Delicious, fresh H2O from a pristine mineral spring, cool mountain glacier or … the exhaust pipe of the Honda FCX. The world's first hydrogen-powered car that emits only water. Water so clean and pure, you could put it in a bottle and drink it. Now isn't that refreshing?"

Water Bottle Construction






De L'aubier

We wrote about this brand in our March issue of the Fountainhead. It's the ultimate "green" water. De L'aubier comes from a new source of harvesting water. Yes, it is harvested. This water is made from the sap of the maple tree, and literally harvested like a fine wine during maple syrup season. Each spring, Quebec maple syrup production generates about one billion liters of sap water, which until now has been discarded. Because the sap only runs for a short time in early spring, the number of bottles that come to market is limited. Well, we know one Wyndham Hotel who would like to offer this product to their guests. This will be available at Aqua Maestro beginning in mid June.
Pollution of fresh drinking water is a problem for about half of the world's population.

According to The Farmers Almanac, to test your love, you and your lover should each place an acorn in water. If they swim together, your love is true; if they drift apart, so will you.

The world's tallest known iceberg was found in 1958, off western Greenland, protruding 550 feet, only 5 feet 6 inches shorter than the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

Frozen water is 9% lighter than water, which is why ice floats on water.

At the deepest point in the ocean the pressure is more than 8 tons per square inch, or the equivalent of one person trying to support 50 jumbo jets.