Spring water is defined as water coming from the underground aquifer which is said to be the best water to drink as it comes from the natural source, our mother earth. Though, you do not need to go a long way to the springs deep in the mountain to get this kind of healthy and natural water.
Luckily for us living in this age, water companies have provided us with bottled water of various brands that we can easily get in the market. They even provide a delivery system for their service. As consumers, however, with a large number of spring water brands out there, our hardest challenge is to choose the best one.
The best brands of spring water is not only characterized by its contents, but also taste as well. After all, for something that we consume on daily basis, it is better to choose the one that tastes best.
The following are some of the spring water brands that have been known for years.
- Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water
One of the widely-marketed spring water brands is Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water, a brand of bottled water from the Nestlé Company. Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water is produced from the water they got from Sanctuary Spring in Mecosta County, Michigan and/or Evart Spring in Evart, Michigan and marketed primarily in the Midwest region of the United States. The water is taken from underground aquifers through wells.
Ozarka is a spring water brand produced and marketed in the South Central United States, including Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kansas. The Ozarka Spring Water Company is now a division of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. Although it was founded in Eureka Springs, Arkansas in 1905. The name comes from where Eureka Springs located, i.e. Ozark Mountains. Although they do not take the water from Eureka Springs anymore and source their water from natural springs in Texas instead. The brand is known for its slogan; Born Better.
- Poland Spring
Poland Spring is under the giant company Nestlé and marketed in the United States. The bottled water itself is manufactured in Poland, Maine. They take the water from several sources in Maine such as Spruce Spring in Pierce Pond Township, Poland Spring and Garden Spring in Poland, White Cedar Spring in Dallas Plantation, Clear Spring in Hollis, Bradbury Spring in Kingfield and Evergreen Spring in Fryeburg.
All Poland Spring products are sold in plastic bottles which are designed to save plastic and be eco-friendly. In 2005, for example, Poland Spring changed the color of its 1-gallon bottle cap from dark green to clear to remove the dye from the cap so that it is more suitable for the recycling. They also changed to a lighter bottle called the Eco-Shape which uses 30 percent less plastic since November 2007.
- Zephyrhills Water
Zephyrhills is a brand of spring water sourced from Crystal Springs, located near Crystal Springs and Zephyrhills, Florida, and other Florida springs and marketed by Nestlé Waters North America. The company was founded in 1987 by Perrier Group of America, a division of Nestlé and now becomes one of the most widely marketed spring water brands in the United States.
- Crystal Geyser Water
Crystal Geyser Water Company is a private company owned by Japanese pharmaceutical company, Otsuka Holdings. However, the company is based in California and produces water they take from in the Sierra Nevada; Benton, Tennessee; Weed, California; Salem, South Carolina; New Hampshire, Arkansas and near the Adirondack Park of Johnstown, New York.
- Mountain Valley Spring Water
Mountain Valley Spring Water is an American brand that has been known for its sparkling reputation. In 2003, it received a Gold Medal at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Awards for Non-Carbonated Bottled Water. The products are bottled in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The company was launched in 1871 and is currently owned by Clear Mountain Spring Water Company of Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Princes Gate Spring Water
Prince Gate Spring Water is a brand based and marketed in the United Kingdom. The name comes from the water source it takes, a spring near the hamlet of Princes Gate near Narberth in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. It was founded in August 1991 by David Jones and Glyn Jones. As the label shows, the water contains minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Nitrate, Potassium, and Sodium with TDS level 206.
- Highland Spring Water
Highland Spring Water is a brand produced by Highland Spring which is based in Blackford, Perth, and Kinross. The water is sourced from the Ochil Hills, Perthshire and in 2008 it becomes the highest-selling water in the UK. The company itself has been operating for more than 30 years.
Although these spring water brands are mainly marketed throughout the UK and US, some of them are widely-known around the world. Whichever brand that you choose, we wish you a happy and healthy life.