Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water began in 2012 in a city south of Hilo on the Big Island. Ryan Emmons started the company and sources the Waiakea spring water from the Kea’au Aquifer at the base of the Mauna Loa Volcano where it filters through 14,000 ft of volcanic rock. He attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Branding and Entrepreneurship.
During his time he partnered with Matt Meyer to focus on sustainability in beginning the company. He was a Rath Scholar. Ryan grew up spending summers and winters in Hawaii with his family, and when he realized he had access to the naturally filtrated water he decided to start a company that provides a healthy, sustainable, and ethical bottled water alternative.
It is a carbon neutral company and is one of the first water bottle companies to receive the certification. Organic Auhority has it that Waiakea water participates in local reforestation projects. The manufacturing process of the recycled bottles reduces carbon emissions by 90%, and it is powered by 33% renewable energy. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.ebeverageservice.com/waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water-500-ml-12-ct/
The company is based on the platform of a charitable giving and global responsibility. For every liter of water purchased, the company donates 650 liters of clean water to Africa through Pump Aid. This has provided clean water to over 1.65 million people to date, and built more than 3,2000 Elephant pumps. Combined, this has provided more than 500 million liters of water.
According to Baby Boomster, Waiakea water has seen enormous growth and the product is now available in over 2,000 stores in the United States. This growth prompted the construction of another factory in Hawaii. The packaging is eco-conscious and differs from typical bottled water.
It is BPA free and made from 100% recycled materials. Waiakea water is healthy and more importantly it is naturally alkaline with a pH of 8.8. It is rich in electrolytes such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Waiakea contains silica which is shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
In January 2017, Waiakea ranked #1 in volcanic water. It received more award for health and environmentalism than any other beverage in North America.