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Recently I have been reading, more fittingly referencing, a tome called ‘Ground Water and Wells’, Second Addition and third printing 1989. Not a recent publication and a book I borrowed from work. It totals 1082 pages, the Appendix alone is 178 pages, more than many books. It's a serious read and there are some jewels. Like what gives water its unusual dissolving powers, the reason mineral waters have minerals. The water molecule is made up of one negatively charged oxygen atom and two positively charged hydrogen atoms. However, the arrangement of the atoms is not symmetrical, but dipolar. At this...

The Otakiri Aquifer is located inland from Matata in the Bay of Plenty (BOP), New Zealand. The aquifer belongs to a ‘Deep System’ and is tapped at around 200 metres. The aquifer is artesian (no pumping is required at the bore) with strong pressure being driven from the Rotoma Hills. Water age is around 50 years and its catchment is a large area of natural native bush. The pattern and magnitude of concentration of elements is consistent, based on samplings taken since 1896, and has no seasonal fluctuations. The water is technically ‘spring water’ with a TDS (total dissolved solids)...

If you were searching for a brand and landed here, it may no longer be available, no longer available in New Zealand, or we may just no longer stock it. However, if you are interested in water, then you have arrived at the right place. We started aquadeli, and opened one of the world's first concept water stores for mineral waters, in 2006. At the time a few classic mineral waters were available in New Zealand, including Evian, Gerolsteiner, Perrier and San Pellegrino. There was also an emerging new generation of contemporary brands, such as VOSS, VEEN, New Zealand's Antipodes...

This book isn’t about mineral water or even bottled waters but does go into some depth about how water sources differ and what you should be looking for in a water or water treatment system. It will though make you think twice about what is coming out of the tap!

Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto presents evidence in this ‘New York Times Bestseller’ that molecules of water are affected by our thoughts, words and feelings. The quality of water is revealed in full colour photographs using high-speed photography of water crystals. His message is one of personal health, global environmental renewal, and a practical plan for peace that starts with each of us.

The latest publication from the New York Times best selling author of ‘The Hidden Messages in Water’. “From its arrival on earth to the vast areas it traverses before emptying into the sea, water holds all the knowledge and experience it has acquired. As phenomenal as it may seem, water carries its whole history, just as we carry ours. It carries secrets, too.”

“Water Pack! - H2O Deluxe presents a meticulous and international selection of the best packaging designs for bottled water, brands which might be found on the menus in today‘s most select restaurants, bars and spa shops. The bottle‘s design is nearly as essential as the origin of the water itself, a substance so elemental, colorless, and anodyne that nature has provided it free of charge, while human beings have turned it into a truly desirable, powerful and distinctive item.” Water Pack! also features our own brand, 'Weta Water', which for us was a learning curve about the creation and development...

‘Wellsprings - A Natural History of Bottled Spring Waters’, as the name suggests is the authoritative work on the history of bottled spring water, from a US perspective. The book examines every aspect of bottled water, from geology and hydrology of springs, chemistry and microbiology of water, and evolution of the bottle. It also touches on law, ethics and marketing principals of the bottled water industry. What could easily have been a dry door stopper text book, is a well written enjoyable page turning read, I often find myself referring back to. Highly recommended for anyone with a serious interest...

The book has a US and convenience bottled water focus, and in particular Nestle and their purchase and commercialisation of Poland Spring in Maine and its impact on the local townspeople of Fryeburg (corporate vs small town America). There are though some well researched chapters about the treatment processes and delivery of traditonal 'tap' water which will get you wondering. A good read!

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