Labeled as Earth’s finest water, it is not surprising that Fiji Water has become one of the premium bottled water brands in the United States. It is named after Fiji, which is an island country in Melanesia, located in the Pacific Ocean. The water in the Fiji bottle is specifically from an artesian aquifer in Viti Levu, which is the largest island in Fiji.
What is an artesian aquifer? In order to better understand where Fiji Water comes from, let us try to look at the source. An aquifer can be defined as an underground layer of water-bearing porous rocks, rock fractures, or unconsolidated materials such as gravel, sand, or silt, where groundwater can be extracted.
Below are the latest Fiji Water prices.
|Fiji Water||16.9 oz.||$1.57|
|Fiji Water||23.7 oz. (700mL)||$2.37|
|Fiji Water||23.7 oz. (700mL)||$1.99|
|Fiji Water||6 x 11.15 oz. (330mL)||$5.99|
|Fiji Water||6 x 16.9 oz.||$6.99|
|Fiji Water||6 x 1L||$11.99|
|Fiji Water||24 x 16.9 oz.||$20.98|
|Fiji Water||6 x 16.9 oz.||$6.59|
|Fiji Water||16.9 oz.||$1.99|
|Fiji Water||23.7 oz. (700mL)||$2.29|
|Fiji Water||6 x 11.15 oz. (330mL)||$5.99|
|Fiji Water||6 x 16.9 oz.||$5.72|
Simply put, aquifers are big storehouses of water and an artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer that has groundwater under positive pressure. Water is accessed from the aquifer through the creation of an artesian well.
Since Fiji Water comes from Fiji and is also bottled in Fiji, one might think that the company is a Fijian one, but it is not. Fiji Water is an American company that is owned by Linda Rae and Stewart Resnick, who are entrepreneurs based in California. The company was founded in the mid 90’s, but only gained popularity around 2003.
As mentioned earlier, the water in a Fiij bottle is pumped from an artesian aquifer in Viti Levu. One hundred percent of the Fiji Water is from a single sources. From the actual location of the water source, which is in the remote Yaqara Valley, the water is bottled up right there and then.
The source and the process itself makes Fiji Water very different from other bottled water brands. After all, the source is very special and extraordinary. Only Fiji Water gets water from a protected artesian aquifer in the deep underground of the Fiji Islands. Because of the unique mineral profile, Fiji Water is also known to have a signature soft and smooth taste which reflects the nature of water.
Since it comes from a natural source, Fiji Water contains minerals such as silica, magnesium, and calcium. Specifically, a liter of Fiji Water has the following contents: 18 mg of Sodium, 4.9 mg of Potassium, 18 mg of Calcium, 14 mg of Magnesium, 9.2 mg of Chloride, 92 mg of Silica, and .23 mg of Fluoride. It has 224 mg of Total Dissolved Solids and a 7.7 pH level. These numbers are based on a typical analysis in milligrams per liter of Fiji Water.
Drinking water and natural water have varying pH levels due to dissolved minerals and glasses. Fiji Water has a pH level of 7.7, while purified water has a pH level of 7. Those with a pH level that is less than 7 are considered to be acidic, while those higher than 7 are alkaline.
Fiji Water is packaged using high grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, which is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as safe for contact with food and beverages. PET bottles are very safe, in fact, it serves as the primary packaging for food items such as spreads and condiments, and other beverages such as soft drinks, juices, and ready to drink teas. It also does not contain BPA, which is a chemical that may be harmful to human health.
The distinct Fiji Water bottle has a cool squared off shape with a tropical design on its label, inspired by the lush greeneries of Fiji. But, there is more to the bottle than just the cool looks. What’s good about PET bottles is that they are fully recyclable. Once empty, the Fiji Water bottle can be used to make other products such as food and beverage packages, carpets, automotive parts, construction materials, and many more.
Fiji Water is available in different sizes to meet the consumers’ needs. It is available in 330 ml, 500 ml, 700 ml, 1 liter, and 1.5 liter bottles.
The Fiji Water Ecosystem
Fiji Water does not go through any purification process that is aided by machineries or human hands. It comes straight from the source, which can be considered as one of the healthiest water on earth.
The source is from a unique ecosystem in the Island of Fiji, where rainfalls are purified by equatorial winds. The trade winds that pass through Fiji do not carry acid rains and other environmental pollutants that penetrate spring water, hence it is safe. So, the water in your Fiji bottle started as a pure rainfall that was filtered through the volcanic mountains and to an artesian aquifer. From there, the water is bottled and is never touched by human hands until you unscrew the cap.