Waiakea brand of bottled water is classified as volcanic water because it comes from the rain and snow that lands on the top of the Mauna Loa volcano located on the big island of Hawaii. This water is considered to be among the purest in the world, because the region where it is sourced from is isolated from outside contaminates. The volcano itself is located within a dense forest area designated as a preserve. The water seeps into the surrounding ground where it travels through the many layers of volcanic rock to eventually emerge in a secluded spring. When the water passes through the layers of rock it becomes naturally filtered and enhanced with beneficial minerals such as silica. Waiakea water has been described as having a light, smooth taste that goes well with many types of food. It also has a pH balance of 8.8, making it better at hydrating the body.