Waiakea is a profoundly different type of bottled water company. They were the very first Hawaiian bottled water company, and they only use volcanic sources for their water. The result is that their water contains a great deal of vital nutrients and minerals that benefit the human body. Not only are the dedicated to the idea of optimal living, but they are rooted in a philosophy of environmentalism and conservation. That is why they have made such a ripple in the bottled water market in their brief time in the industry. The brand was only started a few years ago in 2012, but that hasn't stopped them from reaching their goals in a quick manner. They have earned the distinction of becoming the first carbon neutral bottled water brand in the United States, and they are working hard to prevent deforestation by planting trees in areas where the problem is most severe.