Benefits of Slightly Alkaline Bottled Spring Water

One factor of bottled water that can be often over-looked is the pH balance. This term refers to acidic or basic (also known as alkaline or ionized) the water is. The scale of pH ranges from 0-14, with 0 being the most acidic, 14 being the most basic and 7 being neutral.
Our bottled spring water has an average pH level of 7.2 making it slightly alkaline, or less acidic than normal drinking water. Purified water is typically mildly acidic with a pH of 6.0. Why is spring water more alkaline? Water can be naturally alkaline when it contains more minerals, such as with spring water.
It is widely believed that alkaline water will offset the level of acid in your body. This results in a list of health benefits such as improved immune system, lowered risk of developing diabetes, and an overall detox of toxins in the body. Alkaline is also believed to reduce your risk of cancer, since cancer cells tend to thrive in acidic environments.
However, everyone’s body chemistry is different, so there may be small side effects from adjusting the pH of your body. Our spring water is only slightly alkaline so it won’t produce drastic changes that could lead to negative side effects.
If you’re trying to figure out where to buy alkaline water, look no further. The bottled spring water we deliver will get you on the road to a healthier pH balance in your body. If you’re located in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, or the surrounding area, give us a call today. We also service the greater Martinsville and Danville area in Virginia. Mountain Park is here for all your water delivery needs.

Benefits of Natural Spring Water & How to Access it

A lot of people prefer the taste of spring water compared to the water from their tap, but is natural spring water good for more than just taste? Most people also believe that drinking filtered, purified, or spring water is better for your health than tap water. Let’s look at some of the benefits of drinking natural spring water.

It’s free of toxins and impurities

People often worry about the presence of impurities and contaminants in the water that comes from their taps. Spring water comes from a completely pure and natural source, so it is free of these impurities and potential toxins that can be harmful to our bodies.

It’s filled with minerals

Spring water has lots of minerals naturally found in it that each have their own health benefits. These include:

  • Calcium – Helps build strong teeth and bones, also plays a role in muscle development.
  • Magnesium – Supports the absorption of calcium in our bodies, so is also good for bone health. Also plays an important role in heart health and glucose metabolism.
  • Sodium – Certain levels of sodium are essential for regulating water in our bodies. It also helps the brain and nervous system communicate effectively.

Low levels of these minerals are found in spring water, so drinking a lot of spring water won’t result in you consuming these minerals in overabundance.

It tastes better

We’ve mentioned already that most people prefer the taste of spring water to tap water. Many people also prefer spring water to purified water on these grounds. Generally, purified water is said to have no taste at all, while spring water has a taste that most people find pleasing. This is partly down to the fact that it is naturally slightly alkaline, while purified water is slightly more acidic.

The minerals in spring water also help maintain its good taste because they prevent the water from absorbing the taste of the glass or mug it’s poured into, including the taste of any dishwashing detergent residue left over.

Do you want natural spring water delivered to your home or office in Virginia or North Carolina? Then Mountain Park Spring Water is the perfect solution. Get in touch with us to find out more about our spring water delivery service or to arrange water delivery with us.


Why Water is Essential for Toddlers and Infants

Do you know how much water your kids need to stay hydrated? Obviously, babies drink milk from their mother or formula, and then we tend to move kids onto juice boxes or something similar. While these contribute towards hydration, the sugar in fruit juice is not as healthy for our kids or as effective at keeping them hydrated compared to water.
How much water does your toddler need?
Keeping an eye on how much your child is drinking is extremely important. Young children are still learning to recognize the signals associated with thirst, and since they’re always moving a mile a minute they may forget to drink or not realize that they’re thirsty.
Children also have a higher percentage of water in their bodies – around 75% – and their smaller size means that they lose more water through their skin naturally. So, it is even more important for small children to stay hydrated in order to keep their water levels replenished.
Birth – 6 months
During this time, it is generally not necessary to give water to your baby. The milk or formula they are given contains all of the nutrients they need for proper growth and hydration. You should generally avoid giving them water during this time unless advised otherwise by your pediatrician.
6 – 12 months
Most parents start to introduce solid foods into their children’s diet during this stage. This means that the amount of milk they are having will be less, so hydration needs to be made up for. It is best to only introduce water at this point rather than juice and other sweet drinks, otherwise, they may turn their nose up at the water when you do offer it to them because they are used to sweet-tasting drinks. Only small amounts of water will be needed while they are still being weaned off milk, around 2-4 ounces per day.
Toddlers aged 1+
After their first birthday, milk intake is normally reduced significantly, so water should be the main staple for their hydration. How much your child needs will depend on their size, activity levels, the types of food they are eating, and the time of year. Around 2-5 cups per day is a good guideline. Introducing lots of water-rich foods, like fruits and vegetables, also helps to maintain good levels of hydration.
Is your toddler or infant getting enough water to keep them hydrated? Having fresh, cold water on hand is a great way to encourage them to get enough fluids throughout the day, which can be a challenge. Get in touch with Mountain Park Spring Water for all your water delivery needs in Virginia and North Carolina.

History Of Water Dispensers

Water is a constant in human life throughout the ages – it is completely necessary in order to survive. But, over time, we developed more effective ways of sourcing water and making it safe and pleasant to drink. Aren’t you glad you can go straight to a tap or water dispenser for a drink rather than having to go out and hunt for it?
Relative to this history, water dispensers are practically a brand new way of drinking and purifying water. Let’s find out more about the history of water dispensers and how they came to be so ubiquitous.
Where it all began
Our family business has been running since 1866, but this was long before the days of the water dispenser. To start with, my grandfather was just delivering bottled spring water to the doors of his customers. The business has grown a great deal since this time, and so has the water delivery industry in general.
Water dispensers and water coolers as we know them today are typically traced back to two men in 1906 – Halsey Willard Taylor and Luther Haws. They produced a device which offered an easy way to supply fresh and chilled water, which they later patented in 1911. Prior to this, water was typically cooled using a big block of ice to surround it.
This new invention helped to greatly reduce the incidence of illness and disease caused by contaminated water. In 1938, this technology was advanced to with the advent of water dispensers and water coolers that operated using electricity.
Where we are now
Today, water dispensers have much greater functionality, even heating water as well as cooling it. We have a lot of different choices when it comes to the size, style, and capabilities of water dispensers. They are also much more lightweight and energy efficient than the original models, providing a convenient and efficient way to source fresh water. Water coolers vary between electric ones and more portable, non-electric water dispensers.
If you’re fascinated by the history of the water dispenser and want to commemorate it by placing one in your home or office (or if you just want fresh, cool water on tap!), then get in touch with us to order your very own water dispenser. Mountain Park Spring Water serve thirsty customers in both North Carolina and Virginia.

Water Beats the Summer Heat

With the changing weather of summer comes more opportunities for outdoor activities. But when we’re getting active in the summer heat, our body temperature can increase at an alarming rate. The human body is designed to stay within a certain temperature range and therefore the body’s temperature needs to be constantly regulated and adjusted. This process is known as thermoregulation
During the summer months, we are drawn to water activities such as swimming and other water sports. These activities are external thermoregulation mechanisms. When your skin is in contact with water, the heat is transferred out of your body until your body temperature matches the temperature of the water. Sounds refreshing, right?
You may notice that when you’re partaking in any physical activity, especially outdoors in the heat, you’re likely to sweat. Sweating may seem gross but it’s a function of the body that contributes to thermoregulation during exercise. When your body temperature rises, there is an increase of blood flow to your skin which stimulates the sweat glands. As sweat evaporates from the surface of your skin it cools the body and regulates your internal temperature. 
Water sports and sweat are natural ways to regulate your body’s temperature in the summer. However, the water lost through sweating and the energy expended during outdoor activities can lead to dehydration. You may sweat 1 to 2 liters per hour when you’re active, even if you’re in the swimming pool, lake, ocean, etc. Make sure you consume the appropriate amount of water to stay hydrated. 
Consuming water will also aid in thermoregulation and keep your body cool. But we don’t recommend drinking the water from the pool. Filtered water is your healthiest option. Bottled spring water is purified and has added nutrients to keep you healthy. We offer bottled water delivery to your home so you always have a fresh supply of spring water on hand. If you’re located in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, or the surrounding area, give us a call today. We also service the greater Martinsville and Danville area in Virginia. Mountain Park is here for all your water delivery needs.

Filtered Water for Indoor Plants

When summer comes to an end, gardening can become less enjoyable and come with new challenges as the weather starts to change. Whether you’re bringing plants indoors or already have a range of indoor plants in your home, it’s important that you know how to care for them correctly.

Watering indoor plants is different to outdoor plants as they don’t have the rain or a sprinkler system to rely on. You have to water them on a regular basis in order to keep them healthy and growing. But, have you ever thought about the type of water you use on your indoor plants?

Is filtered water better for plants?
When located outside, plants have access to a source of pure and natural water – rain. In contrast, the water that comes from your tap is not as pure. It will contain trace amounts of chemicals, minerals, and even bacteria, the amount of which will vary depending on where you live. Some of the minerals found in tap water can be beneficial, while other things can be harmful to delicate household plants.

One of the main culprits is chlorine, which is usually added to the water supply for sanitization. Just like it cleans your water, it also helps to clean the soil by killing microorganisms living inside it. This may sound like a good thing, but these microorganisms actually make your soil a more beneficial place for the plant’s roots to thrive in. 

Some plants will be more sensitive to chemicals than others, so filtered water is especially recommended for those sensitive plants – Savvy Gardening places peace lilies and bromeliads in this category. The pH level of your water can also impact the soil, which can affect plants that grow better in either acidic or alkaline soil. 

Potential downsides of using filtered water for your potted plants is that it will not contain some of the minerals that can be good for your plants. For the most part, it seems that watering your plants with tap water won’t harm them, but many types of plants can thrive better when filtered water is used instead.

If you like to keep potted plants inside your house, then investing in a water filter or a bottled water delivery service could help them to thrive more than they would on basic tap water. Get in touch with us at Mountain Park for water delivery services and filtration products in the Piedmont Triad and around Virginia.

Why your office needs a water cooler

Are you looking for an easy way to give your employees a boost at work? Installing a water cooler in your office could be the perfect solution, and that’s not just so they can gossip around it, as the stereotype goes. Here are some compelling reasons to install a water cooler in your office.
Improve focus
When we become even a little dehydrated, our ability to concentrate deteriorates. This means that less work will get done and mistakes are more likely to be made. By having a supply of fresh, cold water on hand, employees are more likely to continue drinking water throughout the day, staying hydrated and focused. The slight increase in trips to the bathroom will be worth it for the extra work they can get done.
Boost energy levels
As well as your ability to focus, dehydration also affects your energy levels. If your employees suffer from that afternoon slump where they start to feel tired and sluggish, it might just be that they haven’t drunk enough. Staying hydrated throughout the day will help them to maintain their energy levels and, therefore, their ability to keep working.
Reduce absences
Hydrated employees are healthy employees, and this can correlate with fewer sick days being taken. Installing a water cooler in your office can be a real investment into the health of your staff, so you have to cope with fewer absences as everyone is staying hydrated and improving their immune systems. As well as the direct benefits of this, employees may also be happier and more engaged at work as they feel like they’re being looked after properly.
Save money
All the above benefits can help to improve your business’ ability to make money by boosting employee productivity. But, on top of this, having an office water cooler can also save you money on your water and energy bills. Find out how much a water cooler could cost you.
Encourage communication
Okay, the water cooler gossip may be a bit of a cliché by now, but it does have its benefits. It’s good to encourage your employees to talk to each other and develop relationships as this can help them to feel more engaged at work. So, a water cooler can help to promote a positive workplace culture.
If your office needs a water cooler to make it a more productive place, then contact us to have one installed. We serve a variety of areas in North Carolina and Virginia, including Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Martinsville, and Danville.

Spring Water vs. Purified Water

What we put into our body matters, and water is a big part of this since we’re told to drink at least 8 cups a day. We want to make sure that water is doing us good, so many people are now opting for bottled water and filtered water over what comes out of their taps. Although tap water is generally considered safe to drink in this country, there are many benefits of drinking spring water and purified water.

But, what’s the difference between the two? Let’s take a look at how spring water holds up against purified water and which one you should be drinking.

Spring water
Spring water come from naturally occurring water sources beneath the ground, known as underground aquifers. It is filtered through rocks to arrive at the surface of the ground where it is collected. Through this process, spring water collects minerals from the rocks. It is often safe to drink as it is found, but bottled spring water is filtered and tested before it is sold, meaning it is free of impurities.

Because spring water is rich in minerals, including magnesium, zinc, and calcium, it is considered to have many health benefits when consumed regularly. The low levels of minerals generally result in better tasting water, as well, because they prevent the water from absorbing tastes from its environment, such as washing detergents from the glass it is poured into. Spring water is a slightly alkaline solution, another reason why many people prefer the taste of it.

Purified water
Purified water is subject to strict standards in terms of filtration. It does not refer to the source of the water, but instead to the process it goes through after being collected. Thus, purified water can derive from spring water, tap water, or a range of other sources. The water undergoes purification to remove all chemicals and pathogens. As a result, purified water does not contain any minerals and is completely free of all impurities. 

Purified water is generally considered to have no taste whatsoever. This makes it ideal for beverages where the taste of water is not wanted, such as tea and coffee. Purified water is slightly more acidic than spring water due to the uptake of carbon dioxide from the air. If you want to increase the alkalinity of your bottled water, so can do so slightly by adding a slice of lemon to it or various other methods. Bottled purified water is usually slightly cheaper than bottled spring water. 

Whichever you choose, both our spring and purified bottled water service deliver you with completely safe drinking water. Contact us today to find out more about water delivery around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville in North Carolina, and Danville and Martinsville in Virginia. 

How to Avoid Cold Weather Dehydration

There’s nothing more refreshing than a glass of cold water on a hot day. In extremely hot weather, we may be worried about becoming dehydrated, so we will drink more water throughout the day. Plus, the heat will generally make us thirstier.

In the colder months, keeping hydrated might be more likely to slip our minds. You’re more likely to want a mug of coffee or hot cocoa to warm you up rather than a glass of cold water. So, you’re much less likely to carry a water bottle around during cold weather than you are in warm weather, which makes us less likely to drink enough water as it is not readily to hand. 

Even when the weather is cold, we still need those recommended eight glasses of water a day to keep our hydration levels up. You may sweat less in cold weather, but you actually lose more moisture through your breath than you do in summer. Those days when you can see your breath smoking out of your mouth are evident of the moisture you’re breathing out. This means that dehydration is still a risk if we don’t get the water our body needs. 

Office water service
If your staff are less likely to have bottled water with them at work during winter, then an office water service is more important than ever. If they’ve got easy access to a water cooler at work, then they are much more likely to drink regularly throughout the day. This keeps them healthy and also helps to maintain their productivity.

Home bottled water service
The same goes for your family at home. Are you constantly having to remind your kids to drink more water? Bottled water delivery gives you a supply of fresh water to help with this never-ending task, and saves you money and effort spent buying bottled water at the supermarket. 

Watch what you eat
What we eat also plays a part in how hydrated we are. Eating foods that are rich in water and low in salt helps to improve your hydration levels. A diet that’s high in potassium also helps to keep you hydrated. 

Make sure you’re familiar with the symptoms of dehydration so you can recognize when you need to start drinking more water. If you need a filtered or spring water delivery service in North Carolina and Virginia, then contact Mountain Park Water. We proudly serve customers in and around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Danville, and Martinsville.

Spring Water Delivery in Virginia

Did you know that Mountain Park Spring Water originated in Virginia?

Back then it was known as Carter’s Spring Company when it was founded by Dr George Adcock Carter in 1866. Operating out of Danville, VA, Carter’s Spring Company delivered bottled water in the Virginia area for more than a century, finding great success and popularity across the state. 

It has been passed down through the family over the generations and is now run by Carter’s grandson, Robert Douglas under its current name of Mountain Park Spring Water. Although the company is now located in North Carolina, after Douglas relocated to Winston Salem in the 1970s, the company continues to proudly serve those in Virginia. In particular, Mountain Park delivers to Martinsville, Chatham, Stuart, and Danville, VA, as well as the areas in between.

Our services in Virginia
If you’re living in Virginia or have offices based there, then Mountain Park Spring Water can provide you with a quality bottled water service, delivering fresh, bottled water and equipment to your home or office. Here’s what we can deliver for you:

Bottled spring water or purified waterWater bottles in a variety of sizes – 5 gallons, 3 gallons, or 20 ouncesWater coolers and dispensersCups and dispensersBottle storage racks

By choosing a bottled water delivery service for your home or office in Virginia, you will benefit from easy access to fresh spring water all year round. This helps to keep you, your family, or your employees well hydrated, which is great for health and productivity. Having your bottled water delivered takes away the hassle of buying and carrying about large bottles of water, and can also save you money if you usually buy small bottles of water from the store.

The business has been in the family for more than 150 years, so we’ve learned how to deliver the best service possible. We have also continuously innovated the business, for example, becoming the first regional bottled water service to use BPA-Free bottles in 2008. 

So, if you’re looking for water delivery in Virginia, look no further than Mountain Park Spring Water. Contact us to find out more or to start your water delivery service today.