It hasn't taken long for Waiakea water to rise among the elite in the bottled water industry, having only bottled its first product in 2012. Over that time, it's become a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed in virtually any situations due to the lack of any sour taste due to a slightly-higher pH level than competitors have in their offerings. If anything, a light sweetness is what usually lingers with those lucky enough to taste it. Making a rapid trip of less than a month from its source at the Mauna Loa volcano, Waiakea thereby avoids virtually all traces of nitrate. While the EPA makes sure that regular water maintains nitrate that doesn't exceed 10 mg per liter, Waikea offers roughly 1/20th of that amount. That helps keep the overall taste one that's not only clean and light, but one that can be served with any gourmet meal.