Berg water is natural water, coming from a finer source. Mainstream
waters do not usually have a “source”, in the sense that they are obtained from
municipal supplies. Most top selling brands use water that has been treated to remove
impurities but also minerals, altering the composition of the water.
Why is Berg different?
Most upscale waters derive from springs or artesian wells (underground aquifers).
Spring water is collected from an underground formation from which it flows naturally
to the surface of the earth. Artesian water is obtained by tapping a confined aquifer
in which the level stands at some height above the top of the aquifer. What differentiates
most of these waters is their mineral content and place of origin.
Berg water comes from Icebergs, a unique source. Our geographical position gives
us an exceptional opportunity to have access to this natural resource. There are
other brands that source their water from glaciers which can often be confused with
iceberg water. However, the main difference is that glacier water is bottled after
it melts to the pools at the base of the glacier, coming in contact with land. Iceberg water is harvested directly from the icebergs, and does not get exposed to ground contaminants.
Is only Iceberg water mineral free?
No, there are other waters that have a low TDS (total dissolved solids). However,
our iceberg water has a TDS of <10 ppm, one of the lowest in the market.
Since Icebergs have the consistency of concrete, seawater is unable
to penetrate the ice and contaminate the mineral content. The result is
pure, clean water with the crisp natural taste of melted snow.
Is harvesting and bottling iceberg water eco-friendly?
Harvesting is mostly done by hand and small quantities so the impact in the environment
is almost non existent. Icebergs melt naturally in the ocean, so instead of exploiting
springs or underground aquifers we collect the water before it disappears into the
The water is bottled in its natural state, without significant processing in order
to preserve its natural properties. The water maintains the same composition and
characteristics both at the time of bottling and collection. In comparison, most
of the major labels use a process called reverse osmosis which removes all natural
minerals from the water, and for one gallon of purified water, it creates almost
the same amount of waste.