We get this question a lot: Is Waiākea Water really from Hawai'i? The answer is, 100% YES.
Waiākea's home is in Hilo, Hawai'i, right on the Big Island. Our deep well source is surrounded by rich, bio-diverse forest preserves, sitting at the eastern base of the Mauna Loa volcano, one of the purest environments on Earth.
Fun Fact: Mauna Loa means "Long Mountain" in Hawaiian, and the volcano plays a prominent role in ancient and modern Hawaiian culture. Mauna Loa is not only the planet's most active volcano but also the largest mountain on Earth.
The water originates atop the volcano as rain and snowmelt and slowly filters through thousands of feet of porous, volcanic rock. This volcanic filtration purifies and enhances it with a unique blend of life-sustaining minerals while keeping harmful contaminants away. It then re-emerges at the Kea'au aquifer as crisp, naturally alkaline water.
The water is then bottled at our Kalanianaole headquarters—one of the most advanced food and beverage facilities in all of Hawai’i—where we proudly employ one of the largest teams in all of Hilo. We are proud members of the Hilo community and work really hard to help those around us who need support.
To find out more about how we give back to our community, read our 2020 Kokua Initiative end-of-year summary.