Volvic Natural Mineral water originates from a small town of Volvic in the Auvergne region of France, where more than 2.5 million bottles are manufactured every day.
Volvic, as shown by the name, has a volcanic geological basis, most evident in its 30 mg/l level of Silica, one of the world's more potent mineral water sources for this element.
The perfectly neutral pH of 7.0, and overall low 109 mg/l total mineralization, makes Volvic a special water, truly unique in its chemistry. At 6.3 mg/l, the Nitrate level is higher than the ideal 5.0 maximum - but in the case of Volvic, this slight excess is probably offset by the water's virtues.
The water cooler market has shown consistent growth, managing to expand sales even in times of economic difficulty. For example, the number of coolers installed during 2002 grew by 17 per cent to 1,493,500, according to Zenith, with consumption rising by a similar amount to break through the billion liter mark and reach 1,097 million liters (read more)...
Water for coolers now accounts for 2.7 per cent of total west European bottled water volume and contributed 9 per cent of total bottled water growth in 2002, the report claims.