Evian Featured Water
 

Volvic
In a region where water has been famous for its beneficial properties since antiquity, the Volvic valley has kept the qualities of its water a deeply buried secret for centuries.

Volvic water is drawn from the heart of the Parc Naturel des Volcans d'Auvergne in central France, a protected environment, free from industry and intensive farming. The ancient "Temple of Mercury" crowns the summit of the famous Puy de Dôme, proving the volcanoes have been recognized and revered for centuries.

Volvic water is created by rainwater that seeps very slowly underground through porous layers of puzzolana and fissured lava down to the impermeable granite bed on the old valley bottom. When it reaches the impervious bedrock, the water slowly flows downstream where it is captured over 90 meters deep.

Volvic water is drawn from deep inside the lush, green ancient volcanoes of the Auvergne in France. Specifically, taken from the Clairivic spring in the Massif Central region.

Volvic, as the name implies, has a volcanic geological basis, most evident in its 30 mg/l level of Silica, one of the world's more potent mineral water sources for this element. The perfectly neutral pH of 7.0, and overall low 109 mg/l total mineralization, makes Volvic a special water, truly unique in its chemistry. At 6.3 mg/l, the Nitrate level is a little higher, but in the case of Volvic, this slight excess is probably offset by the water's virtues.

 
Water In The News

George Washington University Quiet On Conservation Progress
The University pledged to reduce spending on plastic water bottles by 50 percent by the end of fiscal year 2016, which ended in June (5 months ago). They also embarked on an aggressive plan to reduce water usage, by upgrading faucets and toilets in academic and residence buildings. Numerous other University's and the National Parks System, thought the same thing, only to find out, plastic usage did not drop. Instead of water bottles filling the garbage cans, it had a much higher content of soda, and teas. These studies revealed the average individual is still going to consume a drink. By taking away bottled water, they have been forced to drink less healthy options. Stay tuned.

Retail Pet Holds Majority Of U.S. Bottled Water
Shares of volume by segment, 2015

Sunlight Helps Bottle This Water
We have shown you water generators, used in the military, to extract water from air. It works much like an air conditioner, pulling the moisture out of a room. This solar cell, accomplishes the same thing, but using solar power. Cody Friesen, a professor of engineering at Arizona State University, developed "Source," the company behind the solar panel. In conjunction with Zero Mass Water, a company also founded by Friesen, they are able to produce about 5 liters a day - enough to satisfy a family of four. Source adds calcium and magnesium to match the flavor and pH of bottled water. Because Source is powered entirely by solar energy, it can operate far from a power grid.

Bottled Water From Wal-Mart Contained Window Cleaner
So says a recent complaint which has been filed against Wal-Mart and Premium Brands, after a customer reported that he was injured when drinking what he had believed to be store brand water, but contained a chemical similar to window cleaner.

What's Next? Nano-Amplified Cannabinoids??
With Cannabis in the news lately, you can now get your share of hemp-infused water. Laguna Blends recently partnered with Carlsbad Naturals to use a technique which allows for the infusion of vitamins, antioxidants and microencapsulated nano-amplified cannabinoids in alkaline bottled water. This ability to take tiny nano sized, all natural raw ingredient units, and suspend hemp oil in water, opens a new category of cannabinoid-infused consumer products.

Birch Water Being Harvested
That's right....harvested. A picture is worth 1000 words. We thought this was worthwhile to give you a glimpse of what takes place to harvest, Birch, Maple, and Bamboo water. Tree waters are packed with electrolytes (minerals), and they are naturally very hydrating for the body.  Electrolytes are responsible for directing water (and nutrients) to the areas of the body where it’s needed most. Conversely, to coconut water, tree waters are all very low in sugars – birch water has four times less sugar than coconut water. Bamboo water is the highest natural source of silica, which supports the body with collagen production. Birch water is anti-inflammatory, while maple water is high in antioxidants and manganese, which supports thyroid and bone health.*

*Luxury London, Charlotte Phillips, Nov 14,2016 " Designer Water vs. Tap"


Brands In The News


Danone's Water Division, By The Numbers
In terms of volume, Danone is number 2, globally, in the bottled water industry, behind Nestles Water. Bottled water represents 4.7 billion euros ($5.0 billion USD) at the current conversion, in annual sales. 

In 2015 the top three Danone water markets that contributed to growth were Indonesia, Mexico and Argentina. The top three markets for sales were China, Indonesia and France.

The leading international brands are Badoit, Evian and Volvic with sales, in order of revenue, France, United Kingdom, Germany, USA and Japan. 

Believe It Or Not

Uses For Plastic Bottles
Thanks to Richard Hall, from Zenith Global for passing this idea along, but here's a simple way to advertise your car for sale.
In Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, simply put an empty water or soft drink bottle on its roof.


If someone is interested in buying it, they'll honk their car horn. Meet them outside, and mission accomplished. Who needs the internet?

Building with plastic bottles....




The Island above contains 150,000 bottles held together by nets, and the picture to the left, shows how plastic bottles filled with sand, are strong enough to build a house.


 
 
 

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Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.

Sugar lowers the boiling point of water.

A carrot is 90 percent water.

When water is called for in a recipe it should be between 60 and 80 degrees for the best results.

The colder the water we do drink with meals, the slower the digestive process works.