Our most popular water. Clear Mountain quenches your thirst purely and naturally. It tastes so good that many of our customers say it has no taste at all! The Clear Mountain spring is located southwest of Hot Springs in the pristine Ouchita Mountain region.
Our Five Step Process
First, the natural spring water is captured, filtered through a five micron filter, and loaded into stainless steel tanker trucks that are dedicated to hauling nothing but our spring water.
Second, upon reaching the bottling plant, the water is filtered again to one micron and stored in a glass-lined holding tank. While in the holding tank, the water is recirculated through ultraviolet light tubes to inhibit any possible bacterial growth.
Third, it is filtered again through an inorganic media called "birm" which uses dissolved oxygen naturally occurring in the water to remove excess iron and manganese. These mineral elements are not harmful, of course, but could become visible under certain conditions such as a rapid temperature change and would affect the visual aesthetics of the water.
Fourth, ozone generated at the plant is bubbled through the water in a stainless steel "ozone contact tank." If any organism has survived the process to this point, ozone destroys it by imparting an electrical charge to the cell walls of the organism and exploding them. We use ozone because ozone is a highly effective but unstable element. Ozone is composed of three oxygen molecules and it naturally returns or "breaks down" to oxygen within twenty minutes leaving no taste or residual carryover.
Finally, the water is filled into plastic or glass bottles that have been completely sanitized with ozone, heat and high pressure water. The bottles are capped, without human contact, by fully automatic machinery and loaded into racks for storage and delivery.
The final product is tested a minimum of three times daily at the plant for bacterial contamination, ph and total dissolved solids. The State Health Department tests both the final product and the spring source for bacterial contamination on a weekly basis.
In addition, the State requires that both the final product and the source be tested at least annually by an E.P.A. licensed laboratory for an additional 283 potential organic and inorganic contaminants. Clear Mountain is also subject to annual surprise inspections by the Federal Food and Drug Administration as well as the National Sanitation Foundation.
The end result, Clear Mountain Natural Spring Water, is among the finest natural spring waters available to consumers in the world.