OUR WATER

Tō Mātou Wāi

 

 

He puna manawa whenua

unbounded have I formed you

from drops of sudden rain that fall from my shoulders

to darkened chambers deep from which I’ll one day send you 

bursting with new life

pristinely made   

 

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PROVENANCE

The source of Smithwater is a system of Quaternary aquifers formed deep within the lavas and pyroclastics underlying the Rangitaiki Plains in the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui: the Fish of Māui). This layer of ignimbrite, along with dispersed deposits of pumice, scoria and sand, serves both as a filter and repository for the recharge that falls most heavily on the surrounding forested hills, and some 50 years thereafter comes gushing from a bore over 200 metres deep to be organically bottled at source.

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MINERAL COMPOSITION

Indicative analysis of Smithwater in mg/L (except pH): Bicarbonate 40; Calcium 3.7; Chloride 6.8; Magnesium 2.1; Potassium 3.7; Silica 71; Sodium 11.8; Sulphate 3.9; TDS 118; pH 7.2 (Still).

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EXPERIENCE

Smithwater, high in silica content, is a soft water with a neutral pH and gentle bead that is refreshing to the palate and deliciously smooth to taste – the perfect accompaniment for your dining experience.