Exceptional Mountain Spring Water
Mountain Valley Spring Water is truly water at its finest. It's 100% natural, rich with minerals, bottled at the source, and transported in environmentally friendly, recyclable bottles. It is distributed to homes, businesses, and retail stores across the U.S. and has been beloved by presidents, celebrities, sports figures, and political leaders throughout the world for more than 140 years.
Every drop of our water comes from a natural spring located within a protected region of land just 12 miles outside of Hot Springs National Park Arkansas. The spring's water source originates deep below the earth's surface. As the water slowly makes its way up to the surface, over the course of a 3,500-year cycle, it undergoes a natural filtration process and collects a variety of beneficial minerals, such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium. We use ozone and ultraviolet light to kill any bacteria and carefully filter it so that all unwanted contaminants are removed without completely stripping it of its valuable mineral content. Then, we bottle it right at the spring site according to strict standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) Model Code of Bottle Water Regulations.
Mountain Valley Spring Water's Origins
The Mountain Valley spring site was first owned by Benjamin Lockett and his son Enoch. They bottled the water and sold it locally in and around Hot Springs under the name "Lockett's Spring Water." In 1871, Arkansas pharmacist, Dr. Peter Greene, renamed the water "Mountain Valley" after the name of a small local community located near the spring. One year later, he purchased the spring site and started developing it, giving Mountain Valley Spring Water its start.
The Mountain Valley Spring Water Difference
While there are many bottled waters to choose from, Mountain Valley Spring Water sets the bar for quality. Its exceptional taste, feel, appearance, and aftertaste have twice earned it the coveted "Best Water in the World" title at the prestigious Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition. It also regularly wins IBWA's "Excellence in Manufacturing" designation. Additionally, it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be called "spring water." According to the FDA, spring water must be collected at the source or through a borehole that taps directly into the underground formation. In contrast, "purified water" is essentially municipal/tap water that has been purified via a series of filtering and distillation treatments. This treatment not only removes contaminants, but also removes any healthful minerals.
Why Isn't Mountain Valley Spring Water Labeled a Mineral Water?
While Mountain Valley Spring Water retains much of the minerals it is imbued with through its journey to the earth's surface, it doesn't meet the FDA's standards for total dissolved solids (TDS). To be called a "mineral water," a water must contain at least 250 parts per million TDS. Mountain Valley Spring Water averages about 217 parts per million TDS, falling just slightly under the federal requirement.
About Our Mountain Valley Sparkling Water
To create our Mountain Valley Sparkling Water, we inject our 100% natural spring water with CO2 during bottling. This lightly carbonated water elevates any moment with its refreshing taste, enjoyable bubbles, and sophisticated green glass bottle.