Waterology 101

‘Stilled’ Water – is the purest form of water on earth. Not only is stilled water the “crown jewel of water treatment” it is also the easiest to understand. The process actually separates impurities from the water by steam distillation. Through steam compression the vapor is then cooled and collected as pure water. 99.99% of the impurities are left behind as rising vapor cannot hold impurities. The water is ozonized and infused with medical grade oxygen for purity and a clean crisp taste.

Reverse Osmosis – is a membrane-technology filtration method that removes many types of large and from solutions by applying pressure to the solution when it is on one side of a selective membrane. The result is that the solute is retained on the pressurized side of the membrane and the pure solvent is allowed to pass to the other side. To be “selective,” this membrane should not allow large molecules or ions through the pores (holes), but should allow smaller components of the solution (such as the solvent) to pass freely.

Alkaline pH Balance Water -starts off as tap water and gets altered to increase its pH.

Filtered Water – Water filtered through a machine for purification. The purification does not eliminate all the bacteria, viruses or other impurities.

Artesian Water – Water that is pushed up through rocks from an underground source. Artesian water usually contains high levels of TDS solvents. The process of making Artesian water is often the promotional secret of the brand which establishes Artesian water as a class above spring water. Examples of Artesian water includes Fiji and Voss.

Glacier Water – Water that is collected from glaciers just before it enters into the ocean. Glacier waters are considered “old” water because of the historic history of glaciers. This water is in the same family of rain water with equal amounts of low inorganic materials.

Rain Water – Rain water used to be one of the purest waters to drink because it serves our natural resources. e.g. farms and forest. Rain water is considered “young” water with low inorganic minerals. Rain water use to contain many pollutants, but bottlers are now filtering the water to prevent contamination. A few examples of bottled rain water are Cape Grim and Oregon Rain.

Spring Water – Water that has above average raw materials and high levels of TDS solvents. TDS solvents are dissolved solids comprised of chemicals and raw minerals. Spring water is usually collected from an underground source; however , this is not necessarily the standard set nor are they managed.

Tap Water – Water that is chemically treated and supplied to households through the municipal system. The standard treatment of municipal water does not eliminate or kill bacteria, virus or other impurities.


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