We would like to wish all of our customers and followers a Happy Holiday, along with special wishes for a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We would also like to take this time to offer a sincere “thank you” to our customers for supporting us through another year. 
 
Evian Featured Water
 

Tau 
Taking its name from an ancient Welsh word for ‘to be silent’, Tau Spring Water is specifically designed for outlets such as designer hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes where color may not be appropriate but purity, quality and elegance are essential. Launched in 2003, Tau Spring Water is produced by internationally renowned Tŷ Nant Spring Water Ltd. which is situated in the West Wales county of Ceredigion.

The Company was founded in 1989 and moved to its current purpose built factory at the site of the source in 1996. The facility was extended in 2002. The factory is situated within 300 acres of pastureland and forestry. The land is maintained to organic standards, and the evergreen conifer forestry is being replaced in stages with a more environmentally friendly broadleaf wood. Tau is bottled at the source which comes from deep beneath the ancient Cambrian Mountains of Wales, an area of mudstone, siltstone and sandstone that is protected and organically managed. Tau Spring Water was created to satisfy the need for a contemporary clear glass bottled water. Tau's chic minimalist styling and monochromatic labeling creates a strikingly contemporary statement. A well balanced water with a light, refreshing taste and a slightly sweet note. At 30.5 mg/l of Calcium, 12.2 mg/l of Magnesium, and 13.5 mg/l of Silica, the water has a distinct quality, and it manages to deliver the goods with a neutral pH of 7.2, a very low-TDS (208), and negligible Nitrates. Tau Spring Water, is available in both still and softly sparkling variants. 
 
Water In The News

CBA Similar Statement As IBWA
The Canadian Beverage Association has recently issued a statement very similar to our own International Bottled Water Association.

"Bottled water is a complimentary option to tap water and does not compete with tap water. Bottled water competes with other bottled beverages. Nearly 70% of Canadian households in 2015 reported using the tap as their primary water source at home. Meanwhile, bottled water as the main in-home water source has decreased by 11% since 2007. 

Ontario permits for bottled water companies account for only 0.001% (one-thousandth of one percent) of total annual permitted water withdrawal amounts covered by active Ontario Permits to Take Water. There are many significant water users in Ontario that pay no fees for the water they take.

Bottled water is packaged using 100% recyclable Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), one of the most environmentally efficient consumer packaging materials on the market. PET bottles can also be recycled many times to create new ones while saving 50-60% of the energy required to produce a new bottle from new material.

The Canadian Beverage Association is the national industry association that represents the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute the majority of non-alcoholic refreshment beverages consumed in Canada.


IBWA's Social Media Kit
The IBWA is making it easy for you to share "good" bottled water stories.

If your company has a Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or YouTube account, you can help IBWA spread bottled water's good story. 
 
Each month, IBWA develops a Social Media Communications Toolkit to help promote positive stories and news items about the bottled water industry.
 
CLICK HERE to view the Social Media Communications Toolkit for January 2017. 


Brands In The News


A Green Source Of Water
AquaBotanical is a water sourced entirely from fruit and vegetables. Developed by Dr. Bruce Kambouris, this water is produced as a by-product of concentrating fruits and vegetable juice. Previously discarded as waste, the water has become a premium item with chef's and connoisseurs, and sold in hotels, shops and restaurants in Australia. Dr Kambouris plans on taking this technique to water starved nations, such as India, where this process can be put to use using sugar cane.

In The Learning Corner

Don't Skimp On Water
The standard rule of drinking eight glasses of water per day is probably going overboard, but most people go way too far in the other direction. Only drinking at mealtime just isn’t enough, and this constant state of dehydration can negatively affect your mood, energy, and even your heart. Dehydration can also lead to weight gain because the body’s signals for thirst and hunger are so similar that many confuse one for the other. You could be eating hundreds of calories your body doesn’t need simply because you haven’t been downing enough H2O.

The best strategy for fixing this problem is by always carrying water with you. Sip on a bottle throughout the day, or keep a drinking glass at your office. Adding a few slices of citrus fruit or cucumber helps give the beverage a bit more taste, which will encourage you to tank up.

Celebrating With Water Bottles

Did You Get Everything You Asked For?



Water Bottles Put To Good Use For The Holidays




 
 

Check out our new Instagram account @aqua_maetro, for more pictures and events happening with Aqua Maestro. We will also be offering promotions and free product to our valued followers.
 

You will use one gallon of water to just brush your teeth.

Salt used to give you better traction on roads in the winter can raise the sodium content of your tap water.

By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.

Once you drink water, it leaves your stomach in about 5 minutes!

A runner may lose seven to nine pounds of fluid during a marathon.