Although it is true that Waiakea Hawaiian volcanic water has won all sorts of awards for being the best tasting water, it is those initiatives that go on behind the scenes that make this company stand out in a crowd. Years ago when Waiakea Water got their start, they were already donating a portion of their profits to needy families on the island. As the company grew, so did their efforts to help those across the world who wanted help.
When CEO Ryan Emmons discovered a huge aquifer that contained millions of gallons of purified water, he knew then it was his duty to pay it forward. The water naturally passes through volcanic rock that strips away all the pollutants you find in regular spring waters and leaves the best tasting water on the planet. Visit forbes.com to know more.
Each year it seems that Waiakea Water is in the news because of efforts to make the world a better place. It began when the company teamed with PumpAid, helping millions of people in countries that don’t have access to clean water. Not only does Waiakea Water donate a percentage of their profits to those causes, they donate employee time too. Several volunteers at Waiakea Water and PumpAid arrive in communities without clean water, and help the locals install elephant pumps that can access clean water deep below the surface.
Waiakea Water doesn’t just set up and leave, this is a group effort that includes locals of that community. Volunteers work with locals to find parts ans tools needed to install the well, they show the locals how to run the well, and they offer them information on how to keep the well running for years. By educating the locals as the wells are being installed, the town elders can pass on this information to future generations so millions of children do not have to die from water-borne illnesses again. Read more about Waiakea Water on specialtyfood.com.
Today, Waiakea Water is also creating the very first fully degradable plastic water bottle. Rather than allowing plastic to sit in landfills hundreds of years from now, the new Waiakea Water will be decomposed in as little as 15 years or less.