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Mountain Aire Spring Water Co., Inc. was established in October of 1998. Our goal was to offer great tasting and superior quality bottled water with competitive pricing, and excellent service.
 

We now offer bottled water to convenience stores and other business under our own "Mountain Aire and Texas Pure Labels."  We also offer private labeling to Convenient Stores, Restaurants, Hotels, Schools and other organizations.

Arkansas is known throughout the bottled water industry for its'superior quality of spring water.

Our spring is located inthe heart of the Ouachita Mountains between Hot Springs and Mena, Arkansas. The spring is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected forest. These acres are part of the Ouachita National Forest,which spans between Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Natural rain has been falling on the forest for eons of years and trickling down through natural rock beds, finally emerging to the surface. The water is so pure and crystal clear, making it one of  the best spring waters in the United States.  Water from this spring flows in excess of two million gallons per month.

We hope you enjoy our web site and encourage you to consider advertising your business with your own personalized bottled water.

What is bottled water?


Water is classified as "bottled water" or "drinking water" if it meets all applicable federal and state standards, is sealed in a sanitary container and is sold for human consumption. Bottled water cannot contain sweeteners or chemical additives (other than flavors, extracts or essences) and must becalorie-free and sugar-free. Flavors, extracts and essences --derived from spice or fruit -- can be added to bottled water, but these additions must comprise less than one percent by weight of the final product. Beverages containing more than the one-percent-by-weight flavor limit are classified as soft drinks, not bottled water. In addition, bottled water may be sodium-free or contain "very low" amounts of sodium. Some bottled waters containnatural or added carbonation.

Spring Water: Bottled water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth. Spring water must be collected only at the spring or through a bore hole tapping the underground formation finding the spring. Spring water collected with the use of an external force must befrom the same underground stratum as the spring and must have all the physical properties, before treatment, and be of the same composition and quality as the water that flows naturally to the surface of the earth.  By law, these sources must be protected from surface intrusion and other environmental influences.  This requirement ensures that surface water contaminates are not present.

Mountain Aire Spring Water Co., Inc has chosen
natural spring water as our main product line due to the fact that it is the cleanest, purest and most excellent tasting of natural water. Our Natural Spring Water meets or exceeds all federal and state standards, isozonated to remove pathogens, and bottled at our bottling facility under the strictest sanitary guidelines.

Mountain Aire Spring Water Co., Inc. also provides Purified Drinking Water.

Purified Drinking Water: Water that has been produced by distillation, deionization,
reverse osmosis or other suitable processes and that meets the definition of purified water in the United States Pharmacopoeia maybe labeled as purified bottled water. Other suitable product names for bottled water treated by one of the above processes may include"distilled water" if it is produced by distillation, "deionized water" if the water is produced by deionization, or "reverse osmosis water" if the process used is reverse osmosis. Our state-of-the-art Water Purification and Bottling facility utilizes a government certified reverse osmosis,micro/carbon filtration, UV and Ozonation process to ensure that the water you are drinking is the best tasting and purest drinking water available.


What Is Reverse Osmosis (RO)?

Reverse Osmosis is the process of forcing a solvent from a region of high solute concentration through a membrane to a region of low solute concentration by applying a pressure in excess of the osmotic pressure. In simpler terms, reverse osmosis is pushing a solution through a filter that traps the solute from one side and allows the obtainment of the pure solvent from the other side. This process has been used in treating sea water to get fresh water, since the early 1970s.

In order to understand the method of osmosis; imagine a container with a semi-permeable divider. One half contains tap water and the other half distilled water. Nature's way for maintaining cellular fluid levels triggers anatural action in equalizing both fluids.

Distilled water has no minerals and salts, while the tap water has plenty.  The Distilled water is forced over to the mineral and salt rich environment in order to equalize the minerals and salts in both fluids.  This is osmosis and the pressure on the “divider” the osmotic pressure.

A carrot for example extracts water from the moistened soil by this principle. The carrot being loaded with minerals, the outside moisture being pure. The same principle is at work, if humans consume salt water. The salt water in the stomach extracts fresh water from outside of the cell wall (stomach) in order to equalize the fluid levels. And thatis the reason why we dehydrate by drinking salt water.

Osmosis in simplest terms is when pure water dilutes the mineral and salt rich water in order to equalize.

Let's turn this around. Let's put pressure on the mineral rich water forcing it through the"cell wall" or "divider" to get pure water. That is reversing the process of osmosis as we know by nature and the basic principle of reverse osmosis.

Reverse osmosis (RO) results in the purest drinking water possible. A membrane takes over instead of a "cell wall". The membrane is a dense material leaving only small molecular weight particles through, while the larger particles(salt, chemical/organic compounds, impurities, bacteria, fungi, viruses, pesticides) are washed away.


What are the different types of bottled water?


There are several different varieties of bottled water. The product may be labeled as:
Spring Water ―― Mineral Water  ――   Drinking Water  ――  Purified Drinking Water ――  Sparkling Water  ――  Artesian Well Water  ――  Well Water.


Natural Spring Water:
Bottled water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth. Spring water must be collected only at the spring or through a bore hole tapping the underground formation finding the spring. Spring water collected with the use of an external force must be from the same underground stratum as the spring and must have all the physical properties, before treatment, and be of the same composition and quality as the water that flows naturally to the surface of the earth.  By law, these sources must be protected from surface intrusion and other environmental influences.  This requirement ensures that surface water contaminates are not present.

Mineral Water: Bottled water containing not less than 250 parts per million total dissolved solids may be labeled as mineral water. Mineral water is distinguished from other types of bottled water by its constant level and relative proportions of mineral andtrace elements at the point of emergence from the source. No minerals can be added to this product.

Drinking Water:
Drinking water is another name for bottled water. Accordingly, drinking water is water that is sold for human consumption in sanitary containers and contains no added sweeteners or chemical additives (other than flavors, extracts or essences). It must be calorie-free and sugar-free. Flavors, extracts or essences may be added to drinking water, but they must comprise less than one-percent-by-weight of the final product or the product will be considered a soft drink. Drinking water may be sodium-free or contain very low amounts of sodium.

Purified Drinking Water: Water that has been produced by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other suitable processes and that meets the definition of purified water in the United States Pharmacopoeia may be labeled aspurified bottled water. Other suitable product names for bottled water treated by one of the above processes may include "distilled water" if it is produced by distillation, "deionized water" if the water is produced by deionization, or "reverse osmosis water" if the process used is reverse osmosis.

Sparkling Water: Water that after treatment and possible replacement with carbon dioxide contains the same amount of carbon dioxide that it had at emergence from the source. (An important note: soda water, seltzer water and tonicwater are not considered bottled waters. They are regulated separately, may contain sugar and calories, and are considered soft drinks.)

Artesian Water Well Water: Bottled water from a well that taps a confined aquifer (a water-bearing underground layer of rock or sand) in which the water level stands at some height above the top of the aquifer.

Well Water: Bottled water from a hole bored, drilled or otherwise constructed in the ground which taps the water of an aquifer.

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