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Different Types of Water and Why We Choose Natural Spring Water for Our Families

Water may be seen as a simple combination of hydrogen and oxygen molecules, but there is a lot more to water than meets the eye!


Different types of water are collected, filtered, and bottled in various ways. This leads to some key differences in what different water types offer. The main distinctions are in the taste, mineral level, availability, and cost of a certain type of water.


Raw Water

Raw water is the name for water collected directly from the ground and consumed without any filtration or purification. The health risks of drinking raw water can vary greatly depending on the site where the water is bottled. A fresh mountain creek may have a delicious, healthy water supply, while other ground springs or rivers may have unseen or undetected toxic chemicals, pesticides, or bacteria.


Spring Water

Spring water is one of the healthiest and most natural types of water available because it comes directly from the ground, using the earth’s natural filtration system while accruing beneficial minerals. But not all spring water is equal, and not all bottled spring water companies clearly label their source locations. At Yukon Spring, our water comes directly from a natural spring on our family property and is bottled at the source (not all spring water is!) The source of our spring is high in the Yukon Mountains, bringing a taste unique to our region.


Distilled Water

Spring water is one of the healthiest and most natural types of water available because it comes directly from the ground, using the earth’s natural filtration system while accruing beneficial minerals. But not all spring water is equal, and not all bottled spring water companies clearly label their source locations. At Yukon Spring, our water comes directly from a natural spring on our family property and is bottled at the source (not all spring water is!) The source of our spring is high in the Yukon Mountains, bringing a taste unique to our region.


Reverse Osmosis Water

In most cases, the drinking water sold in refillable bottles and jugs at the grocery store has been through the process of reverse osmosis. This process removes all of the minerals from the water. According to the World Health Organization, low mineral (TDS) drinking water produced by reverse osmosis is not suitable for long term human consumption and in fact, can create negative health effects to those consuming it.


Alkaline Water

Alkaline water is water that has been filtered through an alkaline filter. The goal is to raise the pH level in the water, which will raise pH levels in the body. It is believed that a higher body pH helps to prevent illness. The downsides of alkaline water are that the filtration system is expensive and studies on the health benefits of the water are still in progress.


Tap Water

Canada has a fairly high standard of quality tap water across the country, but it varies from community to community. While the responsibility of maintaining water systems is shared between the federal, territorial and provincial, and municipal governments, the sources available and the age of the infrastructure will impact the water quality. Where you live and where your water comes from will determine how your tap water compares to the other water varieties on this list.


Why We Choose Yukon Spring Water Over the Alternatives

We choose natural Yukon Spring water for our families over other water varieties because spring water contains natural minerals from the ground and the taste is crisp, pure, refreshing, and 100% natural. If you are ready to switch to Yukon Spring water for your family, visit our website to learn more about how to order or find a Yukon Spring water retailer near you.

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