With so many brands of bottled water available nowadays the different companies look for ways to differentiate their water from their competitors. Some just use a unique tagline in order to be more memorable to consumers. Others put vitamins and/or minerals in their water or point out that their water naturally contains minerals. Other brands tout their unique filtration process or something else that’s different about their brand.
Waiakea Water is a brand that is different than others in a number of distinct ways. First, their water is naturally alkaline which is very healthy. The range of pH in their water bottles ranges from 7.6 to 8.2 depending on when it was sourced. This helps to restore the natural alkalinity of the human body. Pure water, by contrast, is neutral when it comes to acidity and alkalinity with a pH of 7.
Another way that Waiakea Water is different than its competitors is the bottle itself. First, it’s made of 100% recycled materials. Second, they are introducing new bottles that degrade in years rather than centuries. For years bottle manufacturers have focused on making them stronger than ever. The problem with that, though, is that means it takes over 1,500 years for them to decompose. The new Waiakea Water bottles, though, will break down in around 15 years. This will definitely help to limit their impact on the environment.
Drinking Waiakea Water can also help people be socially responsible. For every liter of the bottled water that is sold the company makes a donation of a person’s water needs for a week. The water is donated mostly in Africa but is also donated in other locations around the world. The biggest donations are made to Malawi which is a landlocked African country that has limited water available.
Ryan Emmonds founded Waiakea Water in 2012. He serves as the chief executive officer of the company. He founded the company when he was just 22 years old. He said at the time the industry was dominated by men aged 50 and older but in recent years more and more people like him have entered the industry.