When Ryan Emmons launched Waiakea in 2012 he had no idea that his volcanic water would produce a 5000 percent growth within the first 5 years of its commencement. Not Waiakea Spring Water, but rather Waiakea Volcanic Water is “sourced from a single, pristine source…filtered through thousands of feet of the Mauna Loa Volcano, Waiakea…boasts a unique mineral composition…” (Organic Authority, “Waiakea Water Redefines Sustainable: Could This Bottled Water Actually Be Worth It?” Emily Monaco, 20 Apr. 2016, https://www.organicauthority.com/Waiakea-Water-Redefines-Sustainable/) Accessed 16 Jan. 2017. Waiakea is proud of their mission to encourage their customers to be smart about the water they drink. “Founded on a triple bottom line platform focused on health, sustainability, and charitable initiatives.” (Globe Newswire, “Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Sees a 5,000 Percent Growth in Just Three Years” 27 Oct. 2015, https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/10/27/780527/10154219/en/Waiakea-Hawaiian-Volcanic-Water-Sees-a-5-000-Percent-Growth-in-Just-Three-Years.html/) Accessed 16 Jan. 2017.
Ladisco said that Waiakea water went from selling a modest thousand or so cases a year, and now sells up to 100,000 cases per year. They are now a valued company and turning heads. Especially with their bottles being constructed completely by recycled materials.
Also, they are changing the bottled water business with their annual growth rate of 170 percent and not to mention that “Waiakea water touts a naturally alkaline, mineral-rich, and electrolyte-packed product that is sustainably sourced.” (Globe Newswire, “Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Sees a 5,000 Percent Growth in Just Three Years” 27 Oct. 2015, https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/10/27/780527/10154219/en/Waiakea-Hawaiian-Volcanic-Water-Sees-a-5-000-Percent-Growth-in-Just-Three-Years.html/) Accessed 16 Jan. 2017.
You can now find these water bottles at popular grocery and chains around the nation and “is actually cheaper that most of its premium water competitors: $1.79 for a half-liter and $2.79 for a full liter.” (Forbes, “Now That’s Refreshing: 22-year-Old’s Hawaiian Bottled Water Grows 4000% in 3 Years”, Helaina Hovitz, 20 Oct. 2015, https:// www.forbes.com/sites/helainahovitz/2015/10/20/now-thats-refreshing-22-year-olds-hawaiian-bottled-water-grows-4000-in-3-years/#575b80285332) Accessed 16 Jan. 2017.
When purchasing Waiakea water you are contributing to the donation of free water to communities in need. For every liter sold, Pump Aid donates 650 liters of clean water to places such as disadvantaged rural areas in Africa.
According to Crunchbase, Emmons and Waiakea water are not only creating a product that is a necessity with one of the purest environments, but are also contributing to the well being of the planet with their charitable contributions.
Learn more about Waiakea spring: https://gust.com/companies/waiakea