One of the greatest concerns throughout the world is the lack of fresh drinking water. Although most of our planet is made up of water, only roughly 3% is fresh water; and only about 1% of that water is drinkable. The world’s ever-growing population – currently at 80 million people per year – demands that we find alternative ways to produce more drinking water. With pollution destroying our existing fresh water supply at an alarming rate, the need for sources of fresh drinking water is more important than ever.
We at Koyo USA Corp. are working hard to help toward this goal. Our MaHaLo Hawaii Deep Sea® Water is pumped from 3,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, filtered and purified to remove most of the sodium, and bottled for drinking at our adjacent bottling plant. Using water from our plentiful oceans, we are not depleting the earth’s existing fresh water sources.
Very often, bottled water is simply filtered tap water, or water from wells in municipal areas. Even most modern desalination plants use only surface sea water. Our water is taken from the deep sea currents, at depths which are protected from the contaminants that remain in surface water, such as those caused by acid rain, runoff from farming, industry, fertilizers, chemicals, etc., and contain no harmful additives such as chlorine or fluoride.
Most municipal water from your tap contains chlorine, which is used to kill bacteria and germs in drinking water. This additive is not only unhealthy for your body, but very often has an unpleasant taste and/or smell. Also, many municipal water sources add fluoride to drinking water, an issue which is still being debated as to its merits.
According to global density-driven circulation studies, it can take between 1,200 and 2,000 years for movement of the deep water masses to complete their cycle from the equatorial Atlantic Ocean, cooling and eventually sinking at high latitudes in the North Atlantic, then flowing down into deep water basins and resurfacing in the northeast Pacific Ocean. This path of the deep sea water’s currents is often referred to as the “global conveyor belt.”
Our purification method uses a state of the art system to separate the salt and minerals from the water and then balance the water appropriately. Many brands of bottled water are over purified or distilled, which results in many important minerals being reduced or completely eradicated in the purification process. Our water is rich in essential minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium.