Finland is known as a country of thousands of lakes. Finland is also a land of a thousand of islands and shorelines. Like forest, there is water everywhere in Finland and according to UNESCO, it is the purest in the world. Lakes, ponds, rivers, islands and coastal areas form approx. 314 604 kilometres of unique waterlines.
Water is a very important element for the Finns. In Finland, not only the homes, but also millions of saunas and cozy cottages are located close to the water. Finns simply enjoy a life by the water. Drinking tap water is a privilege we get to enjoy on a daily basis. Pure water is part of our everyday lives in many ways.
Water means not only a comfortable and sustainable way of living, but also a mindful way of living. Kayaking, rowing and sailing are soothing ways of enjoying the waterways and skinny dipping comes naturally for most Finns. Some of the best moments can be silently experienced by the water, where only the voices of nature can be heard.
In the middle of unspoiled landscape lies the spring of Karvia of which natural spring water Aqua Finlandia is collected. Aqua Finlandia is totally intact by any pollutions, as it has been protected under ground since the ice-age. The groundwater table is commonly 3-5 meters below the surface and in eskers up to 50 meters. The aquifers in Finland’s glacial deposits rank in intrinsic quality among the best reserves of groundwater in the world. According to Geological Survey of Finland these types of ground waters could not have been formed under the current warm climate conditions. It can be concluded that a significant amount of the analyzed groundwater formed under cold climate conditions during the ice ages, at least 10,000 years ago. An exact upper limit for the age cannot be given, because cooler ice age periods have followed one another in Scandinavia at regular intervals for about two million years.
Aqua Finlandia has a very low mineral content and it is slightly acid by nature.
We are only using approximately a couple of percent of the enormous total capacity of the spring of Karvia. The water in a natural spring is constantly renewing and our water intake doesn’t have any effect on its normal function.