Advertisement
THE NIBBLE (TM) - Great Finds for Foodies (tm)
  Sign Up | Contact Us | Email To A Friend | Blog  
Twitter RSS feed [?]













Fiji Water
Is it a trip to paradise, or just another nice bottle of water?

MENU

  

Waters

Category Main Page
Articles & Reviews

   

Beverages

Category Main Page
Articles & Reviews

 

Main Nibbles

Articles & Reviews Of Foods
From A To Z

 

Product Reviews

Main Page

Food, Beverages, Books,
News & More

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

KAREN HOCHMAN is Editorial Director of THE NIBBLE.

 

 

April 2007
Updated December 2008

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Beverages

FIJI Natural Artesian Water

Page 2: The Origin Of Fiji Water ~ Artesian Water

 

 

This is Page 2 of a three-page article. Click on the black links below to visit other pages.

 

The Origin Of Fiji Water

Four hundred fifty years ago, rain fell and began to work its way through the ground, where it ultimately collected in a vast artesian aquifer. That aquifer is a huge volcanic chamber encapsulated by the rock walls of an ancient crater that now lies beneath the Yaqara Valley floor on the Fiji island of Viti Levu. The volcano lies in a valley on the northern tip of the island. Above the valley are mist-shrouded peaks of the Nakauvadra Mountains, rising to 4,000 feet. Temperatures are always cool, so moisture-laden clouds gather, quickly reach their dew point and dissolve into rain that falls on the volcanic highlands throughout the year.

The rain water then follows gravity on a long journey beneath the earth to the aquifer, percolating for hundreds of years through layers of silica, basalt and sandstone. (This natural filtration system is what municipal water systems try to emulate when designing water treatment plants.) When it reaches the aquifer it remains confined in the naturally pressurized, sealed chamber, protected from anything in the outside world—until it is tapped by man.

FIJI Water’s state-of-the-art bottling facility sits right on top of the aquifer; the water is drawn into the plant using a completely sealed delivery system. So, until the blue bottle cap is unscrewed, FIJI Water never is exposed to the air of the 21st century.

What Is Artesian Water?

By definition, artesian water comes from a source deep within the earth, protected by layers of clay and rock. There is no opening to the surface. As a result, the water never comes into contact with the air, protecting it from environmental pollutants and other contamination.

Of the top ten bottled waters sold in the United States, FIJI Water is the only water originating from a natural artesian source. Given a similar price, we’d reach for a FIJI  any day over brands such as Aquafina, Arrowhead, Crystal Geyser, Dasani, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Poland Spring and other top contenders.

Continue To Page 3: Fiji Water Analysis

Go To The Article Index Above

 

© Copyright 2005-2014 Lifestyle Direct, Inc. All rights reserved. Images are the copyright of their respective owners.

 



About Us
Contact Us
Legal
Privacy Policy
Advertise
Media Center
Manufacturers & Retailers
Subscribe
Interact