Ryan Emmons was visiting family in Hawaii when he had the idea for Waiakea Water. He made notice of the natural volcanic rock structures that littered the island and its shores and came up with the idea to use it as a resource for bottled water. He took water from natural springs that were running over and through these structures to offer a new brand of bottled spring water.
Since 2012, the company have expanded at near unimaginable levels. Emmons has lead the company to becoming a brand known all throughout the United States. It only took three years for them to go from a brand new company to moving over 100,000 cases of their water annually.
Due to the filtration process used by Waiakea, the PH value of Waiakea Water is about a point higher than normal water. Calcium, magnesium and potassium are some of the healthy minerals that can be found in the volcanic rock structures, some of those minerals are passed on to the water. This makes Waiakea a natural mineral water. The Waiakea Water PH value is only a side-effect of the healthy volcanic water benefits.
Waiakea owes its success to Ryan Emmons’ innovative ideas. Emmons was able to find the perfect location to extract his water from – a spring just outside of Hilo, Hawaii. As well as his unique filtering process, the product also comes in a bottle that puts the environment first.
Most plastic bottles take multiple generations to decompose to nothing – sometimes taking over 1000 years. Waiakea’s innovative bottle will degrade in under 20 years. This makes Waiakea one of the most environmental friendly bottled water producers in the entire industry. Waiakea was one of the first suppliers of premium bottled water to be certified CarbonNeutral, due to its degradable polyethylene terephthalate bottle. The packaging is excludes the dangerous and controversial chemical BPA.