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Waiakea Water Company Grows by 4000% in Less Than Four Years

The bottled water industry has garnered a lot of hate in the last decade. Usually promoted as the poster child of wasted resources for the 22 billion water bottles that are thrown away each year. The stagnant industry has been undergoing some major changes though ever since Ryan Emmons took the opportunity to turn it on its head.

Consumers may be able to have faith in the bottled water industry once again due to Emmons’ innovative solution to the problem by being eco-conscious of his brand and providing a high-quality product called Waiakea water.

What’s in the Water?

According to PR News Wire, the water from the Waiakea springs is naturally alkaline and pure from filtering through thousands of feet inside the Mauna Loa volcano. When the water comes out it has developed a unique mineral composition containing calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. The water even contains silica, giving each sip of water a silky, smooth taste.

The new company has gone above and beyond to prove not only can bottled water be a booming industry again, but it can be done while remaining environmentally friendly. Ryan Emmons’ company has continued to see an annual growth rate of 170% and starting out only sold 2,304 cases.

Three and a half years later and the company is selling 122,400 cases annually and as a result have attracted local distributors and accounts who want a slice of the pie. Even national chains like Whole Foods are signing up with the company as it continues to expand.

Already Emmons’ company has an estimated value of $10 million and will most likely continue to increase with its continued success. Learn more about Waiakea Water:

Baby Boomster said that the facility used to make Waiakea water bottles uses 33% renewable energy and goes to great lengths to keep even its packaging environmentally friendly. The water is the first of premium bottled beverages and waters to be certified CarbonNeutral. Packaging is made using only high grade, 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate plastic.

This kind of plastic uses up to 85% less energy than the traditional manufactured plastic bottles used in the past. The manufacturing process helps to reduce carbon emissions by 90% and the plastic is BPA free.