Typical Mineral Analysis:
Typical Values mg / l
Calcium 53 mg/l Ca
Magnesium 17.5 mg/l Mg
Potassium 3 mg/l
Sodium 6 mg/l Na
Nitrite <1 mg/l
Bicarbonate 235 mg/l HCO3
Chloride 27.6 mg/l Cl
Nitrate <0.1 mg/l NO3
Sulphate 7 mg/l SO4
Dry Residue 229 mg/l
Harrogate in North Yorkshire is the source of Britain's original spa water. The town's first well was discovered in 1571 by William Slingsby who christened the town "the English Spa".
The development of the town has been inextricably linked to its wells and throughout the last two centuries people travelled from all over Europe to "take the waters". During the 1920s Harrogate Spa was the UK's largest exporter of mineral water, but by the end of the 1970s the water industry in Harrogate had all but vanished.
In May 2002 the brand was reintroduced to the UK market following an investment of over £3 million in a brand new, state of the art bottling plant at Harlow Hill just above the famous Valley Gardens.
Harrogate Spa Water is sourced from water-bearing rocks near the centre of town, 45 metres below the ground. It is renowned for being low in sodium, having a well-balanced mineral content and a slightly sweet flavour. The sparkling water is only lightly carbonated – meaning it can be drunk comfortably in large quantities and goes well with any type of food. It has received international recognition by winning the gold medal at the International Water Tasting Awards at Berkeley Spring in the USA .
The bottling plant boasts state-of-the-art equipment in order to offer the widest choice of packaging formats in both glass and PET, and even the 10 litre bag in box, which is unique to the UK.
Harrogate Spa Water is now established among the top 10 bottled water brands in the UK. Over 60,000,000 bottles a year are sold throughout Britain.
- Is the water bottled at source?
Yes, all Harrogate Spa Water is bottled and packed at source at our factory in Harrogate. Our water is drawn from an aquifer below the factory and when it is bottled, it's the first time the water has seen the light of day for over 80 years. Our catchment area has never been farmed and so the water is low in nitrates and nitrites.
- What is the shelf life of Harrogate Spa Water?
The shelf life of all our glass and still PET products is two years as is our Bag In Box product. Sparkling PET products have a 9 month shelf life and Spa Cuplets have a 12 month shelf life.
- How much water should I drink?
Health guidelines currently recommend that an adult should aim to drink around 1.5 litres of fluid each day.
The body can survive without food for about a month but only about a week without water.
Children should aim to drink four to six glasses of water each day
- Are Bottles and Packaging Recyclable?
Yes they are.
All our glass and PET bottles are recyclable but in most parts of the country it's down to you to take them to a suitable bottle bank. Most authorities have kerbside collections now.
PET plastic can be reused in our bottles, although this has only recently been made possible on a significant scale.
We are in ongoing discussions with our supplier and are hoping to introduce recycled PET sometime in early 2009.
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