If you haven’t made your way to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines yet, you still have plenty of time. But while you’re enjoying funnel cakes, fried candy bars, corn dogs, and everything else on a stick, remember that it’s important to stay hydrated while walking up and down the Grand Concourse in the hot August sun. When you’ve purchased bottled water at the fair, have you ever wondered why they all come in green bottles? It’s because Mountain Valley Spring Water is the official water of the Iowa State Fair.
The Tradition of Clean Water
The spirit of tradition and celebrating heritage fuels the Iowa State Fair, so it makes sense that the water responsible for hydrating fairgoers has been in business almost as long as the fair itself. For more than 145 years Mountain Valley has distributed clean, pure, naturally filtered water all over the country. Minerals such as calcium carbonate, iron, and manganese as well as the higher pH level support good health and assist in offsetting acidic diets. The water obtained from the natural spring undergoes rigorous testing and quality control to ensure clean, safe, and delicious drinking water. From daily tests conducted by internal quality control staff, to monthly tests by the Arkansas Department of Health, to annual analysis by an EPA-certified laboratory, Mountain Valley Spring Water’s process for water testing is more extensive than municipal water systems. Download the analysis from May to see just how clean Mountain Valley Spring Water is.
Sustainable Bottled Water
The quality of Mountain Valley Spring Water comes from the quality of the natural spring and the surrounding land. Natural water sources must be protected now and for generations to come. Since 1871 Mountain Valley has taken great measures to preserve the spring and nearby land. A part from obtaining and bottling the water, no activities are allowed on the 2,000 acres of forest land that protect the watershed. Mountain Valley also uses recycled materials in their own plastic and glass bottles. By practicing low-impact water withdrawal, reducing packaging, limiting energy used in manufacturing, and opting for renewable energy sources whenever possible, Mountain Valley leads by example when it comes to maintaining and preserving the Earth’s resources. After you have been refreshed by Mountain Valley Spring Water, the company would appreciate if you dispose of the plastic and glass bottles appropriately. The Iowa State Fair has many recycling receptacles located throughout the fairgrounds so you can help support Mountain Valley’s sustainability practices.
If Mountain Valley Spring Water were entered in a contest at the Iowa State Fair, we’re sure it would receive the blue ribbon. After all, Mountain Valley Spring Water has already been voted the best-tasting water in the world, not once but twice. So once you’ve taken a selfie with the butter cow and tried every ride in the midway, find a shady spot outside or seek comfort in the air conditioned Varied Industries Building with the crisp, natural flavor of Mountain Valley Spring Water.