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There’s a giant misconception that imported bottled water is far superior to U.S.-sourced bottled water.  Why is that?

Imported water comes from places such as Fiji, Germany, Italy, and Norway. 

Why, though, does it make sense to bottle water and ship it around the world?

Imported bottled water accounts for about $130 million in sales in the United States. That’s tens of millions of bottles that are put on container ships and sent across oceans so U.S. consumers can make the purchase and send their money back the country where the water originated.

Consumers continue to do this because they’ve found that imported brands taste better than the filtered tap water found in America. The truth, though, is that consumers don’t have to look across any oceans to find one of the best-tasting bottled waters in the entire world.

Water connoisseurs in the United States are starting to learn that supporting the import of artisan water just doesn’t make a lot of sense because there’s a better-tasting domestic water that is popular among pro athletes, celebrities, and health-conscious people across the country.

Every year, Castle Rock Water competes in the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition. Bottled water companies from around the world compete for the title of Best Tasting Water in the World.

Castle Rock Water won the gold medal in 2014, silver in 2015, and was also named the best tasting sparkling water in all of North America last year.

Why does Castle Rock Water taste so good?

That’s a long story that begins at the top of Mt. Shasta where water collects in glaciers. Meltwater from the glaciers flows into cracks and ancient lave tubes in the mountain, where it spends the next 100-10,000 years slowly filtering through the mountain. Along its journey the water picks up vital nutrients and minerals.

The water moves constantly during that time and never sits stagnant. When it finally exits the mountain in energetic streams, the water is charged with vitality and living structure. It’s also exceptionally clean and pure.

Castle Rock Water has a gravity-fed bottling facility that collects this raw, pure water and bottles it in glass. It’s never touched by humans and never altered from its original form. The water you drink from Castle Rock Water’s glass bottles is the very same water that you’d drink from the pure streams on Mt. Shasta.

With the best-tasting water in world right here in your own backyard, why look anywhere else?

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We’re constantly bombarded with messages about the importance of staying hydrated.

Well, during summer months, anyway.

In the warm season, the importance of drinking plenty of water is broadcast in TV news reports, on health blogs, and in sports training environments. Those reminders can be a little unnecessary because the summer heat can be all the reminder we need.

When we’re hot, we get thirsty, and when we get thirsty we crave cold water.

But what about the winter months? When the weather outside is cold, snowy, or just not as hot as it is in the middle of August, we can forget to drink enough water. Proper hydration in the winter is just as important as in the summer, but it’s rarely talked about.

Skiers, and other people enjoying high-altitude winter recreation, need to be especially aware of their water intake. Dr. Scott Brandt, Medical Director at ThriveMD, said,

There are several factors that make visitors to moderately high altitudes very susceptible to dehydration. Above 6,000 feet, even at rest, you exhale and perspire twice as much as at sea level. This is amplified when enjoying vigorous activities such as skiing, hiking, biking, etc. Over the course of a day, this can amount to several liters of water loss. In addition, higher altitudes mean lower air pressure, which compounds the loss of moisture from evaporation from both the skin surface and the lungs. Add to that the extremely low humidity and it’s the perfect setup for unexpected dehydration.

Dehydration symptoms are often confused with altitude sickness, causing people to rush for canned oxygen when all they need is bottled water.

There are also correlations between not getting enough water in the winter and the flu. Is it any coincidence that “flu season” also correlates to the season when people don’t drink enough water, increase their sugar intake, and decrease their activity levels?

Staying properly hydrated is vital to a healthy existence. Water with natural electrolytes can fuel your cells with the nutrients and minerals they need to keep your body running at its best.

As we make our way though winter, make sure you have plenty of Castle Rock Water readily available. Drinking the pure, living structured water will be exactly what your body needs to keep you feeling great through the winter months.


The vast majority of bottled water in this country is bottled and sold by just three major companies. Bottled water is a $12 billion industry. Americans go through about 10 billion gallons of bottled water per year, or about 32 gallons per person.

Let’s think about the most important numbers there. 

Bottled water is a $12 billion industry in the United States. And it’s dominated by just three companies. 

Where does that money go? Does it go into community programs and water conservation efforts? Does it go to helping people have access to clean drinking water? Does it help fund programs to improve towns and cities? Does some of it get put aside to purchase rights to bottle water from the source? 

No. The money goes into the pockets of company executives.

But not all bottled water companies are like that. There are family owned small bottlers in this country that are working to change the industry. 

Castle Rock Water is known for being one of the best tasting waters in the entire world. It consistently places in the top one or two at international water tasting competitions and is legendary for being the only high-frequency living structured water on the market today. 

What isn’t talked about as much is how different the company is from the large corporate entities that sell water strictly for profit. 

Castle Rock Water is a small family owned business, but it’s the only water bottler in the country that pays a fair price for every gallon of water it bottles. That money goes straight back to the community that owns the springs from which this legendary water originates.

Imagine if the large corporate bottlers paid for their water too.

Tens of millions of dollars would go back to local communities. Taxes could be lower. Quality of life could be exponentially better. Still, the corporate bottlers refuse to pay a fair price and communities suffer as a result. 

Most large companies acquire their water from city tap sources, then filter it and add chemicals and minerals to improve the taste. Castle Rock Water is straight from the earth and as pure as nature intended. It’s naturally filtered and infused with natural minerals and electrolytes that help your body hydrate in ways other waters can’t.

Some large corporations even import water from other countries to sell here and market as exotic brands. Castle Rock Water is an American-sourced natural spring water that easily beats them all on taste. 

To top it all off, Castle Rock Water is the only water bottler to earn the “For Life- Social Responsibility” certification, which tells our customers that they can feel good about making a purchase because their money goes back into the communities that make this water possible. 

You won’t find that from a corporate brand anywhere else on Earth. 

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There’s a lot of bottled water in this country.

In fact, bottled water is set to overtake soda as America’s top-selling packaged beverage. That’s great for the health of our people, but it opens it up a lot of questions about water, its packaging, how it’s obtained, where it’s sourced, what country it comes from, and the companies that sell it.

One of the largest items of contention in the bottled water industry is the fact that water is available, at little to no cost, from the tap of nearly every home and building in America. Why should people pay for water in a bottle?

We’ll answer that question here and compare municipal water to spring water. Over the next few blogs in this series, we’ll also talk about large corporate bottlers versus small family owned bottlers, imported water, the social and environmental responsibilities of water bottlers, how Castle Rock Water stands out in the mass of bottlers, and, of course, we’ll tie it all together with the importance of American-sourced water.

First though, let’s look at how city water is obtained, treated, and stored before it comes out of your kitchen faucet.



There’s no doubt you’ve heard the word “electrolytes” in marketing for all kinds of sports drinks and foods.

But do you know what electrolytes are, how they benefit the human body, and where to find the best source of them?

Electrolytes are certain minerals that interact with the human body to sustain health. Specifically, they include sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and bicarbonate. These minerals help the electric functions of our bodies (our nerves and muscles) perform. Without electrolytes the human body couldn’t survive.

In addition to regulating our nerve and muscle function, electrolytes help maintain a body’s hydration, blood pH level, blood pressure, and the rebuilding of damaged tissue.

Needless to say, electrolytes are vital to our existence and our continued good health.

Because electrolytes are so vital, many sports drinks and bottled water companies market their products as “high in electrolytes” and promote their products as best for rehydrating during and after sports. In fact, sugary sports drinks only provide a quick burst of minerals, but deplete the body over time.

Dr. Edward Group said,

When we expend sweat and lose these vital minerals, we need to replenish, not only with water but with minerals. If we combine intake of fluids with electrolytes, we will actually hydrate quicker, as water follows electrolytes. Moreover, taking in electrolytes like sodium reduces the amount of water lost in urination, allowing the fluids to be more readily absorbed back into the muscles, tissue and nerves.

One of the best ways to get these electrolytes is through spring water that has naturally occurring electrolytes in it.

Castle Rock Water routinely has its water tested and analyzed. That analysis, which you can find here, shows the natural electrolytes sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and bicarbonate present. That means Castle Rock Water is a naturally occurring electrolyte-rich drinking water that is better for hydration than any sports drink.

Professional athletes in the NFL and NBA drink Castle Rock Water to hydrate, as do health and fitness coaches throughout the United States.

In addition to having natural electrolytes to properly hydrate, Castle Rock Water is naturally alkaline. It’s pure living structured water that is never processed or touched by human hands. It’s as pure as water gets, and it’s exactly what your body needs to perform at its highest level.

Have you tried elecrolyte-rich Castle Rock Water yet?



Total Dissolved Solids

Do you know what TDS means, and how it might affect your drinking water?

TDS in water stands for “Total Dissolved Solids,” and can have a significant impact on the taste, smell, and overall quality of drinking water.

Total Dissolved Solids are the total amount of minerals, salts, or metals dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in units of parts per million (ppm). TDS is directly related to the purity of water, as some dissolved solids come from some pretty disgusting places.

Organic sources such as leaves, silt, plankton, and even industrial waste and sewage can contribute to the TDS level in water. Other sources come from runoff from urban areas, road salts, fertilizers, and pesticides used on lawns and farms. Those are often the types of TDS found in tap water.

Dissolved solids also come from inorganic materials such as rocks and air that may contain calcium bicarbonate, nitrogen, iron phosphorous, sulfur, and other minerals.

Castle Rock Water’s TDS levels are low because it is such a pure spring water. Many people are sensitive to higher TDS levels, and even to minerals that are found in some some bottled waters. Those people need a pure spring water, and Castle Rock Water is as pure as it gets.

Everyone is affected by toxic minerals and chemicals found in the air and in our food on a daily basis. Water is the only way our bodies have to flush out these toxins. The purer the water is to start with, the higher its capacity to collect and cleanse these compounds from the body.

Then there’s this to think about:

If a person drinks two pints of water a day, this will total 4,500 gallons of water passing through the body over a 70 year span. If the water is not totally pure, those 4,500 gallons will include 200-300 pounds of rock that the body cannot utilize. Most of that will be eliminated, but some can stay in the body, causing stiffness in the joints, hardening of the arteries, kidney stones, gall stones and blockages of arteries, microscopic capillaries and other passages in which liquids flow through our entire body.

Why risk it? Our bodies require water to live, and the purer the water we drink, the healthier our bodies will be.


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It’s an ironic truth that most bottled water companies do not take action to protect the environment in which they operate.

Unfortunately, nor do they give back to their local communities or pay for the water that they extract from the earth.

One of the largest bottled water companies, in fact, has caused controversy by pumping hundreds of millions of gallons of water out of California with a permit that expired about 30 years ago. That issue has resulted in lawsuits and boycotts of the company’s water products.

Situations like this are why people want change in the bottled water industry.

There are currently no laws saying that any company is required to pay for water that it extracts. Even so, Castle Rock Water, a small family owned business, has chosen to pioneer new ways of bottling water. That’s why our company pays a fair price to its community for the water it uses.

Companies like ours typically sell products with a Fair Trade label, which assures consumers that fair prices were paid to producers and/or growers of goods and food.

Coffee, chocolate, textiles, and more can be labeled as Fair Trade. Water, though, isn’t a good. Water is a human need and basic right, so therefore is not currently able to be labeled as Fair Trade.

But that doesn’t mean the companies that bottle and sell water can’t adhere to fair trade practices. Castle Rock Water is the only water company in the world to hold the “For Life – Social Responsibility Certified Products” certification.

No large bottled water corporations currently hold that certification.

When you purchase Castle Rock Water, you’re not contributing to a massive corporation’s bottom line. Your purchase supports a small company’s efforts to enlighten people’s knowledge of how important it is to know what we put into our bodies. Your purchase supports local communities and provides jobs and resources to local areas.

You also happen to get the best bottled water in the world, bottled in re-usable and recyclable glass bottles.

Castle Rock Water can be purchased at natural grocery stores in Southern California and online at Amazon. If you’d like to buy Castle Rock Water in your local area, please ask your favorite grocery store to bring it in for you.

Thank you for being part of our bottled water revolution!

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There’s a lot of misinformation online about alkaline water.

Alkaline water, or water with a high pH level, is the new fad in drinking water. For reference, most tap water and bottled water has a pH level between 6 and 7. Numbers closer to 1 represent high acidity, and numbers closer to 10 represent very high alkalinity.

A naturally alkaline drinking water typically has a pH between 7 and 8, while artificially alkaline water can have pH of up to 10.

So how do you know which water is best for you? What are the positives and negatives of naturally alkaline water and artificial water?

Marketing claims surrounding alkaline water range from slowing the aging process, to regulating your body’s pH level, to preventing chronic diseases such as cancer. Some bottled water companies are selling water, modified with chemicals and baking soda, to reach higher pH levels than their competition.

But there’s a problem with that.

Water in the natural environment becomes alkaline by flowing over rocks and picking up vital minerals along its journey. Castle Rock Water is a great example of a naturally alkaline water that is never modified from its natural form in any way.

Artificial alkaline water likely contains fewer minerals necessary for good health than its high pH would have you believe, and overuse of that kind of water could leave you deficient. Water manufacturers often begin with a distilled water, stripped of all beneficial minerals, then add chemicals to increase the pH. This is not only unhealthy water, it can also negatively alter the taste.

Because Castle Rock Water is naturally alkaline, its pH can change from bottle to bottle. Typically the water found in Castle Rock’s glass bottles has a pH between 7 and 8, which is in the perfect range to be considered a living whole alkaline water. Plus, it retains its living structure that other bottled waters lose in the storage and treatment processes.

Castle Rock Water flows naturally through the streams of Mt. Shasta and is bottled in its purest form, without additional filtration or modification. No chemicals or additional nutrients are ever added, and the taste is as natural as water gets.

In fact, Caste Rock Water is consistently named one of the best tasting bottled waters in the world. If you’re looking for a naturally alkaline water that retains the pristine form of nature, we hope you’ll give Castle Rock Water a try.

Revitalize Your Body and Soul

December 14, 2015


We could all use a little revitalizing now and then.

That’s especially true around the holiday season. Social norms have evolved from the days of low-stress relaxation and gratefulness to high-stress consumerism and expectations. There’s a wonderful article on that topic which says,

The themes of the season are the return of hope, abundance, and protection, the return of the light, and a reminder to return to our spirituality and personal transformation as well.

We hope that our friends across the country can find time to remember that this year. We all know, however, that despite our best intentions stress can take over.

That’s why it’s so important to remember to revitalize your body and soul. Believe it or not, the right water is the first step.

Despite what you might have been told, all water is not created equal.

Water from the tap can actually die. Dead water can’t effectively revitalize a living body. There’s science behind that fact, and we have another blog post that goes into more details, but the bottom line is this:

Not all water hydrates cells and supports life functions equally. Living water can easily penetrate the cells and perform its functions. Dead water, on the other hand, must be reformed and revitalized by the body before it can do its job. Doctors and researchers have determined that drinking living water improves health and longevity but drinking dead water allows cells to dehydrate.

Castle Rock Water is living structured water. It’s “alive”because it is allowed to flow naturally through Mt. Shasta, picking up vital minerals along the way. The water is in a constant state of movement. It’s carefully bottled at the source and flows into each glass bottle unaltered. There is no extra purification process, no reverse osmosis, and no minerals added.

When you drink Castle Rock Water, you are consuming live water that can rehydrate your cells and properly support life functions like no other water can.

But Castle Rock Water doesn’t only revitalize your body. It also revitalizes your soul. A recent comment on our Facebook page said, “It’s so good because it feels like you’re drinking liquid light.”

That’s so true because not only is Castle Rock Water living structured water, it’s also high-frequency water. Since it comes straight from nature, with no artificial ingredients or extra filtration, it retains its natural vibration and is in rhythm with the light that makes all life possible. 

That’s just the kind of revitalization that our bodies, and souls, need to thrive.

Have you tried Castle Rock Water yet? 



Nearly two million people in California have been exposed to uranium in their drinking water.

That’s a scary sentence. Uranium, of course, is found naturally in the earth but it’s also a radioactive material that can be refined into exceptionally dangerous weapons of war.

The Associated Press said,

Uranium, the stuff of nuclear fuel for power plants and atom bombs, increasingly is showing in drinking water systems in major farming regions of the U.S. West — a naturally occurring but unexpected byproduct of irrigation, of drought, and of the overpumping of natural underground water reserves.

This issue brings up a couple of very important points.

People assume that tap water is just as clean as bottled water. Sometimes it is, but you never know what kind of chemicals, man-made or natural, you are putting into your body when you drink it. Chemicals are added for taste, to kill bacteria, and are leeched in from toxic household waste. Uranium is especially scary because it’s not filtered out by standard filtration processes.

We want to reassure our customers that there are no traces of uranium in Castle Rock Water. We post the results of water testing on our website and those reports are free for the public to view.

Castle Rock Water is infused with many naturally occurring minerals that our bodies need to be healthy. The water is never touched by humans and reaches you in the same pure state as when it flows from Mt. Shasta in energetic streams.

Our water is some of the purest, best-tasting, and safest water on Earth. We hope you’ll try it!


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