Borsec is situated in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, and is one of the most renowned curative spas in the subalpine, windless, peat-rich county of Harghita, Romania. It is listed in the country's register of historical monuments. Bottling of Borsec commenced over two hundred years ago, and since modernization in 1992, the facility outputs two million liters per month of its legendary "Regina Apelor Minerale SA Borsec " (Mineral Water Queen Borsec ).
The curative properties of the water were already known in the 1600s, and for centuries it was transported by carts in wooden casks to be served in the Royal Court in Vienna. It was Emperor Franz Josef who dubbed Borsecthe "Queen of Mineral Waters." The pH, although slightly acidic, is near enough to neutral to distinguish Borsec from other naturally carbonated waters whose carbonic acid origin tends to create much lower final pH levels in the harvested water. The Calcium is high at 310 milligrams per liter. Magnesium and Bicarbonate - are robust at 97 and 1,800 milligrams respectively. However, the Sodium level is very low for a high mineral water at only 53 milligrams per liter. Traditionally, Borsec has been helpful for circulatory disease, anaemia, disease of the endocrine glands, nervous disease, rickets, renal disease, diabetes, and even for obesity. It's most popular use today is as a super-healthy drinking water. Borsec was awarded a GOLD medal at 2004 Berkely Springs, WV USA International Water Tasting event, for carbonated waters.
Water In The News...
Bottled Water Under The Microscope
A recent study looking at the impact of bottled water argues that it involves “very small water use with very big health benefits.”
1 It uses less than 0.004% of water in the US, compared with 31% for irrigation and 49% for electricity.
2 The amount used in production to make 1 litre of product is 1.46 litres for bottled water, compared with 2.02 litres for soft drinks, 3.68 litres for wine and 3.8 litres for beer.
3 Bottled water “helps people choose fewer soft drinks”, accounting for 40% of all water servings.
4 “By switching from soft drinks to bottled water, Americans have saved 300 billion calories each year and 6.4 billion gallons of water …”
For more, go to www.bottledwater.org.
Fine Water Summit 2015...Los Angeles
Again, the Fine Water Society will be hosting the 2015 Water Summit. This year it is held at the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills. It will be held April 8th, 9th and 10th. The major goal is to formalize the Fine Water Society into a working group, able to establish guidelines and promote the Fine Water industry. Aqua Maestro, again, will be presenting at the Summit.
Short-Lived Water Bottle Ban
Guests arriving at Universal Orlando Monday February 16th were surprised to find out they were no longer allowed to bring bottled water inside the park. The new rule went into effect without warning. However, just as quickly, the ban was lifted again, Thursday, February 19th. Speculation was swirling, was it to reduce alcohol being smuggled in during the Mardi Gras celebration? Was it an attempt to increase security measures? The ban was mocked on social media, and irritated guests. Whatever may have been the logic, things seem to have returned to their usual practices.
Bottled Water Sales And Consumption
Increase In 2014
Building on 2013's growth of 4.7 percent, bottled water again posted a significant increases in both sales and consumption for 2014, according to preliminary data from the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). “While other beverages struggle to gain or maintain market share, bottled water had a 7.4 percent increase in 2014, which equates to 10.9 billion gallons" according to Gary Hemphill, Director of Research at BMC. It is expected to be the number one packaged drink by 2016.
Believe It Or Not
Splish, Splash, it's the Wireless Speaker
The Wireless Speaker Water Bottle offers life's vital fluid and Bluetooth connectivity. The water bottle comes with a carabiner clip for easy portability. The Wireless Speaker Water Bottle ($59.95) is exactly what it sounds like: a portable water bottle that has a Bluetooth speaker for a lid. The 11.75-ounce-capacity water bottle can also be used to charge your smartphone or tablet. This little 3-watt speaker serves up 6 hours of tunes along with almost 12 ounces of water.
How Cold Has It Been?
The upper half of the US has been in a Deep Freeze. So much so, we have had to hold back deliveries because water was freezing. Here's a little glimpse of water that is super chilled, still appears liquid, but yet if you disturb it, it will instantly freeze. Take a look for yourself.
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On The Lighter Side...
Bottled water and our furry friends...
Water leaves the stomach five minutes after consumption.
Each day the sun evaporates a trillion tons of water.
Water vaporizes at 100degrees Celcius. (212 degrees Fahrenheit)
One gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds. One Liter of water weighs 2.2 pounds.
The most common substance on the earth is water.