castle_rock_water The right water can change everything.  That can be hard to believe because water is everywhere. It comes out of our taps, out of our shower heads, and we buy it in bottles. Water is just water… it’s as common as the air we breathe and we just don’t give it a second thought. When someone says that there’s a kind of water that’s different from other water, or water that can change lives, we tend to be more than a little skeptical. And rightfully so. Do some research though on living water versus dead water. Look into structured water that contains natural minerals and compare it against demineralized and filtered water. You’ll learn that there truly is a difference and that your body will benefit from drinking water that’s naturally sourced from Earth’s purest springs. Water that’s sucked out from underground aquifers or pumped out of rivers needs to be chemically altered and filtered before it’s ready to drink, and that process can be harmful to your health and to the planet. Living structured water is filled with naturally occurring minerals and is scientifically proven to be full of energy and life. Structured water directly affects how cells are nourished. Reverse osmosis and the treatment that tap water receives deplete those natural components and creates “dead” water because it removes water’s structure and thus its life-giving vitality. Structured water happens when the water is free to flow through nature, is naturally filtered, and is not manipulated or treated by people. Castle Rock Water is a prime example of structured water. Castle Rock is glacier-fed natural spring water that is never processed. The water source is sustainable and the glaciers, high atop Mt. Shasta, are growing.  On top of all of that, Castle Rock proudly has the IMO “For Life- Social Responsibility” certification, which means we treat our employees and the environment right while paying a fair price to the community that owns the springs. 
 Think about this: Castle Rock Water is the only bottled water company in the world that is fairly dealing with our natural resources. If every company that takes natural resources from the earth would pay fairly for them, our government could be paid for and we could have a country with much lower taxes.  Castle Rock Water is making a stand to show it’s possible and, as small as we are, we have already paid close to $500,000. The big four bottled water companies in the United States currently pay nothing. If they paid the same as we do, each would give 500 million dollars, for each bottling plant, to the local governments and bring taxes down substantially. That’s billions of dollars going unpaid.  Castle Rock Water is bottled water done right and we hope more companies follow our lead. It’s the right thing to do. Plus, Castle Rock Water is consistently named as one of the best tasting bottled waters in the world. It’s water that’s better for your body, and better for the planet.  Have you tried Castle Rock Water yet?
Earth Today is Earth Day. Celebrated every April 22, events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. At least 193 countries celebrate each year. But what does it mean to celebrate Earth Day? At Castle Rock Water, we prefer not to focus on a specific day to celebrate and treasure our planet. We do so every April 22, but also extend that celebration to each of the remaining 364 days in the year. As a bottled water company, we are determined to show the rest of industry how to bottle responsibly and how to devote resources to protecting our precious Earth. Here’s how we are addressing some of the problems faced by our planet:   Responsible use of resources: 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, and one of the reasons we have earned the coveted “For Life – Social Responsibility” certification from the IMO. Natural health: Since we’re all living beings on Earth, it’s important to nourish our bodies with the purest hydration possible. From glacier to bottle, Castle Rock Water goes completely untouched by human hands to ensure a premium quality product. Our water contains naturally occurring minerals and trace elements, no added artificial chemicals or nutrients. Our water, unlike our competitors, contains naturally structured living water, the way nature intended it to be. Industry change: Castle Rock Water is one of very few bottled water companies in the world that is fairly dealing with our natural resources. If every company that takes natural resources from the earth would pay fairly for them, our government could be paid for and we could have a tax-free country. Castle Rock Water is making a stand to show it’s possible and, as small as we are, we have already paid close to $500,000 to our local communities. The big four bottled water companies in the United States currently pay nothing. If they paid the same rate that we do, each would give 500 million dollars, for each bottling plant, to the local governments and could bring taxes down substantially. Charitable donations: Castle Rock Water Company coexists with its employees, nature, and its community. The company has donated to many non-profit organizations such as Charity: Water, Living Water International, Walk with MADD, Unlikely Hero’s, and many more local charities. When you purchase Castle Rock Water, you’re not contributing to a massive corporation’s bottom line. Your purchase of Castle Rock Water supports a small company’s efforts to enlighten peoples 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. As a consumer, you can choose to be part of the problem or one of the people working toward a solution. We hope you’ll join us in our commitment to keep our world as pure as our water.   
Whole_Foods_Market_logo The best-tasting bottled water in America is now available in more locations throughout the west coast. Castle Rock Water is now stocked at Whole Foods locations throughout California and Nevada. Why are people so excited about this? Because Castle Rock Water routinely wins awards for being some of the best tasting bottled water in the world, and remains the hands-down winner in all of the Americas. Hailing from the natural springs of Mt. Shasta, Castle Rock Water is a pure living structured water that is naturally alkaline and rich in electrolytes.  Castle Rock Water is the first bottled water brand to be awarded the “For Life- Social Responsibility” certification and is proud to uphold values consistent with Fair Trade products. Plus, all Castle Rock Water products are bottled in environmentally friendly and easily reusable or recyclable glass. People who taste Castle Rock Water for the first time are routinely surprised at the crisp, clean, and refreshing taste of real whole water. We’re excited to have a growing presence at Whole Foods, and hope you enjoy hydrating the way nature intended; with clean, fresh, refreshing whole water that’s now more easily available than ever.  
poison_toxic_tap_water Flint, Michigan is experiencing one of the worst, most blatant water emergencies in U.S. history. Children have experienced lead poisoning, people have ended up in the hospital, and residents have lost trust in their city water supplies. How did it happen? It’s a long and convoluted story that only keeps getting more shocking.

In charge of the city’s budget in the midst of a financial emergency, the state of Michigan decided to switch Flint’s water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. The river had a reputation for nastiness and after the switch in April of 2014, residents began to complain that their water looked, smelled, and tasted funny.

Researchers at Virginia Tech found the water was highly corrosive. A lawsuit alleges the state Department of Environmental Quality didn’t treat the water for corrosion and because so many service lines to Flint are made of lead, the toxic element leached into the water of the city’s homes and was subsequently unknowingly consumed by the city’s residents.

The situation shows a blatant disregard for people’s health in exchange for saving money. Even worse, now there are allegations that the world’s biggest bottler of water may have played a part in the crisis.

In 2001 and 2002, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued permits to the world’s largest water bottler (we have a policy of not directly naming or speaking negatively of competitors) to pump up to 400 gallons of water per minute from aquifers that feed Lake Michigan. This sparked a decade-long legal battle between that company and the residents of Mecosta County, Michigan, where the wells are located. One of the most surprising things about this story is that, in Mecosta County, this water bottler is not required to pay anything to extract the water, besides a small permitting fee to the state and the cost of leases to a private landowner. In fact, the company received $13 million in tax breaks from the state to locate the plant in Michigan. But it goes a step further: the company’s spokesperson is married to the chief of staff of Michigan’s governor. In effect, this company gets paid to pump fresh clean water while Flint’s residents are forced to pay some of the highest water rates in the country for toxic water. That’s not right. Unfortunately, Flint isn’t the only city in this country to be experiencing problems with its tap water. It’s happening all over the United States, from California to New York, and the Flint crisis seems to have brought them to light. People who drink tap water are at the mercy of the agencies in charge of treating it. People who drink water bottled by the world’s largest water bottler are contributing to the bottom line of a huge corporation that gives nothing back the communities in which it operates. These are just some of the reasons companies like Castle Rock Water, which only bottle fresh spring water in glass bottles and gives back to their communities, are experiencing growth in home water delivery. People are fed up with corporate giants and want to support family owned business that provide quality water at a fair price. Setting up regular deliveries of fresh drinking water is the best way to avoid tap water and guarantee that you’re not exposing yourself, and your family, to toxic chemicals. For more information, or to set up regular home delivery, email info@castlerockwater.com.

 

Shasta_american There’s a common misperception that bottled water imported from other countries is superior to U.S.-sourced water. Water imported from Fiji, France, Italy, and Norway is perceived to be more exotic, more pure, and better-tasting. What many people don’t know is that the best-tasting water in the world comes from right here in America. Castle Rock Water is born high in the glaciers of Mt. Shasta in Northern California and won the gold medal at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition, which names the best-tasting water in the world. Our blog series explores the importance of where your water comes from, large corporate bottlers versus small family owned bottlers, imported water, the social and environmental responsibilities of water bottlers, and how Castle Rock Water stands out in the mass of bottlers. Feel free to leave comments and let us know your thoughts. American Sourced, Part 1: Where Does Your Water Come From? American Sourced, Part 3: The Family Owned Water Bottler American Sourced, Part 4: Does Imported Water Make Sense? American Sourced, Part 5: Responsibilities of Water Bottlers American Sourced, Part 6: Our Place in the World
Mt_Shasta_Castle_Rock_Water We are not inheriting this world from our ancestors, we are borrowing it from our children. That’s a quote that resonates because it puts into perspective the importance of caring for our environment and protecting the natural resources we are so blessed to have access to. When we take Earth’s resources for granted, we end up polluting them, permanently altering them, or worse, destroying them forever. Water is perhaps the most precious resource on our planet. Fresh pure drinking water is sought-after in many parts of the world but it’s often taken for granted here in the United States because it’s so plentiful. As a water bottler, Castle Rock Water knows there are certain responsibilities that must be upheld. They are responsibilities no other water company embraces because they cost a lot of money and can cut into profits. But upholding them is the right thing to do. Some of those responsibilities include: On top of all of that, Castle Rock Water proudly has the IMO “For Life- Social Responsibility” certification, which we earned for treating our employees and the environment right while paying a fair price to the community that owns the springs.
 Think about this: Castle Rock Water is the only bottled water company in the world that is fairly dealing with our natural resources. If every company that takes natural resources from the earth would pay fairly for them, our government could be paid for and we could have much lower taxes. Those are big words, but the numbers back them up. Castle Rock Water is making a stand to show it’s possible and, as small as we are, we have already paid close to $500,000. The big four bottled water companies in the United States currently pay nothing, aside from a small fraction of the market rate to use public tap water. If they paid the same as we do, each would give 500 million dollars, for each bottling plant, to the local governments and bring taxes down substantially. Bottling water responsibly is not easy. It’s expensive and requires extra steps, but it’s the right thing to do for the planet, our customers, and of course, our children.
Shasta_american 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. 
Fair for Life logo 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! Have you tried Castle Rock Water?
Shasta sunlight If you haven’t tasted Castle Rock Water, you haven’t tasted water. Water from the tap masks the taste of real water. Chemicals, either added artificially or leeched from the pipes, alter the taste of water. You might taste chlorine or salt or any number of other treatments added to the water. Take a close look at many bottled water brands and you’re likely to see the words, “Minerals added for taste.” Companies wouldn’t do that if their water was pure and natural from the start. As we head into the holiday season and people prepare for gatherings with friends and family, here are 9 reasons why Castle Rock Water is the better choice for you and the people you love.

1. The Source of our Water

Our water is sourced from Mount Shasta, one of the continent’s highest peaks at 14,162 feet. It’s also been called one of the “highest-energy” places on the planet and is revered for its spiritual qualities.

2. Natural Filtration

The water takes at least 100 years to naturally filer through Mt. Shasta’s layers of granite, gem infused rock, gold, and green jade. It flows through old lava tubes and exits the mountain in pure energetic streams.

3. No Artificial Nutrients

Our water contains naturally occurring minerals and trace elements, no added artificial nutrients.

4. Never Touched

From glacier to glass, our water goes completely untouched by human hands to ensure a premium quality product.

5. Alkaline Water

Our water has a clean, crisp and refreshing taste. It’s naturally alkaline spring water.

6. Naturally Structured

Our water, unlike our competitors, contains naturally structured living water, the way nature intended it to be.

7. Eco-Friendly Containers

We use 55 percent recycled glass bottles to protect the environment and ensure the best quality and taste.

8. Guaranteed Quality and Social Responsibility

We are FDA, California Spring Water, Kosher, and Fair for Life certified and approved.

9. Humanitarians at Work

Lastly, we pay a fair price for our water and give back to support our local community. BONUS: Castle Rock Water was named the best tasting water in the world at the 2014 Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition. Why? Because it tastes the way water should. There’s are no other bottled water companies in the U.S. that can make these claims, and we are proud to make Castle Rock Water available to you. We hope you enjoy!
Below is a link to an article no other bottled water company will share. Why are we sharing it? Because we believe the industry needs to change, and we will lead the way until it does. We do bottled water differently and we’re leading by example until the industry catches up with us. What do we do?
  1. We pay our community for the water we bottle.
  2. We bottle our water in glass.
  3. We don’t get our water from municipal sources.
Plus, we are the only bottled water company to earn the “For Life- Social Responsibility” certification. That means we’re better for the environment too. Castle Rock Water is living, structured, ancient water that is some of the best tasting water in the world, all while being sourced and bottled responsibly. Here’s the article, which is a good description of why we need to inspire change in the industry. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33538-why-the-us-love-affair-with-bottled-water-has-to-stop

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