ABOUT US

Vital Source Naturally Energised Spring Water is an Australian company that is locally owned and operated in Newcastle by Phillip McKewin. 

Phillip has owned and operated three successful water businesses, distributing spring water throughout Australia and has over 18 years of experience in the Spring Water Industry. He and his team are known for their caring, passionate and relentless approach to ensure that you are supplied with the highest quality of Spring Water available.

In early 2020, Hunter Spring Water has been taken over by Neverfail, leaving us to be the only independent Spring Water Company located in Newcastle.

We are dedicated to assuring that you receive warm, personalized and professional service at every point of contact with Vital Source. At the heart of this business, is our total commitment to your health and well-being. This is impeccably echoed in our discussions with internationally recognized experts on water. We are passionate that you, the consumer, can maximize your energy, health, and well-being from drinking spring water.

Vital Source Natural Spring Water is sourced and bottled at Kulnura, on the NSW Central Coast Highlands.
 
All our spring water is bottled at the source to avoid contamination by any environmental pollutants. We use the very best sanitizing and bottling equipment processes available.  
Our bottling plant is approved by the highest regulatory authority in Australia, the ABWI (the Australasian Bottled Water Institute).
 The processes used are 100% environmentally sympathetic.
 
The site of our water source and bottling plant is surrounded by National Park which guarantees a supply of premium quality, crystal clear, natural spring water, free from both toxic heavy metals and nasty bacteria.
 
 Our Spring Water complies with the strictest guidelines for water quality. It possesses a world-class level of chi/energy, enriched with free radical fighting ions believed to produce biochemical reactions leading to increased levels of the mood chemical serotonin. Many studies show that serotonin helps to alleviate depression, relieve stress and boost our daytime energy.

 

Being a member of the ABWI , our spring water is tested at the Australian Government Laboratories every 12 months.

Our in-house laboratory tests the water daily as per ABWI guidelines to ensure premium quality water at all times.

Our spring water contains no bromate, which is a naturally occurring substance sometimes found in spring water. Bromate can react with the ozone used in the sanitizing process, causing nausea and diarrhea.

 

 

Our water is low in Sodium (salt)

Typical Analysis (Mg/L):

Sodium

9.9

Potassium

0.22

Chloride

4.26

Calcium

0.14

Bicarbonate

3.00

Iron

0.16

Magnesium

1.6

fluoride

0.1

 

 

 

 

Total Dissolved Solids

60

PH

5.4

Water Facts

Adequate water consumption is one key to a healthy body. Every living cell in your body depends on it for nourishment, elimination of waste, insulation, and cooling.

Our bodies are nothing but a constant flow of water. The average 70kg adult body contains 35 to 45 litres of water? Almost 2/3rds of our body weight is "water weight". Our Blood is 83% water, Muscles are 75% water, The brain is 74% water, Bone is 22% water.

Hydration creates cognitive efficiency. A 2% drop in body water can trigger short term memory loss.

The number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water.

The more water you drink the less sleep you need.

Muscle cramps during exercise are frequently the result of too little blood and oxygen circulating to the muscles due to an inadequate intake of fluid. Without adequate fluids, the body cannot produce sweat necessary to cool down its temperature. Heat stroke due to dehydration can result.

Dehydration causes stress and stress causes further dehydration.

Is the most important ingredient assisting us in the metabolism of our bodies.

Helps suppress appetite for dieters.

Removes waste and toxins out of our bodies.

Without adequate fluids, the body cannot produce sweat necessary to cool down its temperature. Heat stroke due to dehydration can result.

Is exceptionally important in maintaining the body temperature.

Since approximately 2 to 2 1/2 litres of body fluids are lost per day through sweat breathing, and urination, it is recommended that the average adult consume at least 8 to 10 - 250 ml glasses of water daily.

Water is called "bottled water" if it meets all federal and state standards, is sealed in a sanitary container and sold for human consumption. Some bottled water includes carbonation, which can occur naturally in the water or be added by the bottler. Flavours, extracts and essences - derived from spice or fruit - can be added to bottled water, but these additions must comprise less than one percent by weight of the final product. Beverages containing more than the one-percent-by-weight flavour limit are soft drinks, not bottled water. Bottled water cannot contain sweetened or additives (other than flavours, extracts or essences) and must be calorie-free and sugar-free. In addition, most bottled waters are sodium free or include "very low" amounts of sodium.
There are several varieties of bottled water, including: artesian water, mineral water, sparkling water, spring water, well water and purified water

Artesian Water: Bottled water from a well that taps a confined aquifer (a water-bearing underground layer of rock or sand), which stands above the normal water table.

Mineral Water: Bottled water originating from geologically and physically protect underground water source. Mineral water must contain mineral and/or trace Elements that make it clearly distinguishable from other types of water.

This content must remain constant in the water's original state at the point of emergence from the source.

Sparkling Water: Bottled water containing carbon dioxide, which occurs naturally or is added following emergence from the source.

(An important note: soda water, seltzer water and tonic water are not considered bottled waters. They are regulated separately, may contain sugar and calories, and are considered soft drinks.)

Spring Water: Bottled water that flows naturally from an underground source to the surface of the earth. Spring water must be collected directly from the spring, or from a bore-hole that is adjacent to the natural point of emergence.

Spring water collected by pump, or any other device applying external force, must retain all the properties of, and be of the same composition and quality as, the water flowing naturally to the surface,

Well Water: Bottled water collected from an aquifer through a hole bored, drilled or otherwise constructed in the ground.

Purified Water: Bottled water produced by distillation, de-ionisation, reverse

Osmosis, or another suitable process that meets the definition of purified water in the Australian Pharmacopoeia. Water that meets this definition, and is vaporized then condensed, may be labelled "distilled water.

The NSW Health dept has not established a shelf life for bottled water. Bottled water can be used indefinitely If stored properly.
Bottled water should be stored in a cool (i.e. room temperature), dry environment away from chemicals such as household cleaning products and away from solvents such as gasoline, paint thinners and other toxic materials.

Tap water quality is inconsistent at best, and suffers from several disadvantages.

First, municipal tap water is usually treated with chlorine, which makes the water taste bitter.

Second, tap water flows through pipes, which in older buildings may contain lead. Its quality is not guaranteed by the time it reaches you. Further more the supplies are often threatened by industrialization, agriculture, and natural disasters.

Bottled water, on the other hand, offers a more consistent, superior taste compared to tap water. It contains no lead or other harmful chemicals, and no chlorine is used during the purification process.

The sealed bottle also protects the water, so what you get in the bottle is the same water as the source. And lets not forget the convenience of having both hot and cold water offered by our service.

While boiling tap water kills some harmful bacteria, it does not remove any other chemicals or minerals that may make the water taste objectionable, or may be hazardous to your health. Boiling tap water is also inconvenient and wastes energy and time.  

The total amount of water on earth has remained constant for thousands of years, this means that the only water we will ever have in the world is what we have right now. The water you drink might well have been a drink for the dinosaurs.

In a 100 year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months in the form of ice, 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere.

80% of the Earth's surface is made up of water. More than 97 percent of this is in the oceans: 2 percent is locked in polar icecaps: and less than 1 percent is in freshwater lakes, streams and groundwater.

According to Japanese research scientist Dr Masaru Emoto, the quality of human life is directly connected to water quality. Water easily takes on the vibrations and energy of it's environment, whether toxic or naturally pristine.

Water, one of the most common compounds on Earth, is also one of the nutrients that your body needs the most!  

Did you know; that the average 70kg adult body contains 35 to 45 litres of water? Almost 2/3rds of our body weight is "water weight": 

  • Blood is 83% water 
  • Muscles are 75% water 
  • The brain is 74% water 
  • Bone is 22% water 

Water is essential to life; It is critical in regulating all body organs and temperature as well as dissolving solids and moving nutrients and oxygen to cells in your body. Water is necessary for your body to digest and absorb vitamins and nutrients.  Proper hydration may minimise chronic pains such as rheumatoid arthritis, lower back pain, migraines and colitis as well as lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It also stimulates our metabolism, maintains our circulation, flushes toxins from the body and reduces the incidence of lethargy, headaches and kidney failure.  

Humans normally loose about 10 cups of fluid a day in exhaled air, perspiration, and other bodily secretions. By the time you feel thirsty, you've probably already lost 2 or more cups of your total body water. For the human body, enough water is defined as eight glasses per day and more during physical activity and in hot weather. This is equivalent to two litres or more, and only pure water is fully effective.  

Consistently drinking  8 glasses of water a day will; 

  • Improve Your Energy 
  • Increase Your Mental and Physical Performance 
  • Remove Toxins & Waste Products from your body 
  • Keep Skin Healthy and Glowing 
  • Help You Lose Weight; Water is a natural appetite suppressant, so developing a good water drinking habit can be a long-term aid in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Often when you are hungry it is actually your body asking for water – not food. It's also important to remember that when the body is dehydrated, fat cells get "rubbery" and cannot be easily metabolized. This means that it's harder to lose when you don't drink your water.  
  • Reduce Headaches and Dizziness; If you're dehydrated, your blood is literally thicker, and your body has to work much harder to cause it to circulate. As a result, the brain becomes less active, it's hard to concentrate, your body feels fatigued, and you just "poop out."  
  • Allow for Proper Digestion; Fibre alone cannot aid proper digestive function by itself. In fact, without water as its partner, good fibre goes bad, causing constipation and extreme discomfort. 
  • Aid in pregnancy and nursing; Water is especially important for pregnant women and nursing mothers.  
  • Kidney stones; Water is also an important "healing tool" for people with a history of kidney stones. Since water dissolves calcium in the urine, downing at least 8 glasses daily reduces the risk of stone formation. Drinking water is also valuable in preventing urinary tract infections in both men and for women, flushing impurities out of the system. 
  • Less susceptible to colds and viruses; Even mild dehydration makes you more susceptible to viruses. For someone like me, with an immune system compromised from my battle with terminal cancer, water is a powerful weapon in my war on colds and other illnesses. I've also found that water helps me recover more quickly. When your body is hydrated, drainage from allergies and colds doesn't stick and collect in your throat and lungs, and your cough is more "productive". Even cold sores that appear on the lips are minimized by drinking water because those eruptions tend to favour dry areas on the body. 
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. The more active you are, the more water you need to replenish lost fluids.  
  • Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink water. By the time you feel thirsty, you have probably already lost two or more cups of your total body water composition.  
  • Space your water throughout the day. Convenience is a must, so carry a bottle of water with you as you commute to work, run errands or enjoy a day at the beach. While at work, keep a bottle of water on your desk, or visit the office water cooler and take a water break rather than a coffee break.  
  • Don’t substitute beverages with alcohol or caffeine for water. Caffeine and alcohol act as diuretic beverages and can cause you to lose water through increased urination.  
  • When exercising, drink water throughout your workout as well as after your workout. Don’t underestimate the amount of fluids lost from perspiration.  
  • Start and end your day with water. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a serving before bed and again when you wake up.  
  • Common colds and the flu frequently lead to dehydration. Keep a large bottle of water next to your bed so you can sip it throughout the day without having to get up.  
  • Cool water – not carbonated beverages or sports drinks – is the best fluid for keeping hydrated when it’s warm outside. Cool water is absorbed much more quickly than warm fluids and may help to cool off your overheated body. If you’re going to be away from home or outdoors, make sure you keep a bottle of water close by.  
  • Make sure your children drink enough water. Children need water to balance their intake of other beverages – especially during activities. Packing bottled water in a child’s lunch instead of juice or regular soft drink can also help prevent childhood obesity.  
  • Good water must offer at least one thing: PURITY. Pure water tastes wonderful, and it helps our bodies eliminate toxins, carcinogens and dangerous metals. Spring Water is bottled water that flows naturally from an underground source to the surface of the earth. Spring water must be collected directly from the spring, or from a bore-hole that is adjacent to the natural point of emergence.  

    Spring water collected by pump, or any other device applying external force, must retain all the properties of, and be of the same composition and quality as, the water flowing naturally to the surface,  

    Unfortunately, no surface water or municipal water that is chemically treated should be labelled pure. Tap water quality is inconsistent at best, and suffers from several disadvantages. First, municipal tap water is usually treated with chlorine, which makes the water taste bitter. Second, tap water flows through pipes, which in older buildings may contain lead. Its quality is not guaranteed by the time it reaches you. Further more the supplies are often threatened by industrialization, agriculture, and natural disasters.  

    While boiling tap water kills some harmful bacteria, it does not remove any other chemicals or minerals that may make the water taste objectionable, or may be hazardous to your health. 

    The total dissolved solids (TDS) in bottled waters have long been given credit for curing everything from depression to arthritis, with good reason. In 1979, the French National Medical Academy proved that one brand of water did in fact prevent and control gout and kidney disease. 

    Today, leading research in the medical and diet industries indicates that calcium and magnesium seem to work together to strengthen our bodies. Both of these nutritional minerals are well represented in Vital Source Natural Spring Water.  

    • Sodium is essential to human life. It aids in the proper functioning of muscles and nerves while enhancing digestion.Our water is low in Sodium (salt) 
    • Chlorides are important in the human body as they contribute to the osmotic activity of body fluid.
    • Bicarbonates are found in some spring waters, including Vital Source Spring Water. As they have long been valued as a digestive aid, we view them as an important ingredient in a 1st class drinking water. 
    • Magnesiumis essential for healthy muscle tone and is essential for well balanced nerve functions. It also aids in the metabolism of calcium and Vitamin C and the body needs it to convert blood sugar to energy — a “tonic” nutrient. 
    • Potassium benefits muscle building and promotes vigor and energy. 
    • Calcium is the most prevalent mineral in our bodies. It is the principal component for the growth and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones. 
    • pH is a term used to indicate whether water is acidic or alkaline and 7.0 indicates neutral on a scale of 0 to 14. Citrus and tomato juices, and some soft drinks,will be acidic with a pH below 6.5 


Our water is pumped from the spring and spring bores into 4 holding tanks with stainless steel Grunfos pumps.  

From the holding tanks the water is pumped through a 15, a 3, and then a 1 micron absolute filter to remove any sand or floating particles. A 1micron filter will remove bacteria.   

The water then passes through a UV light and an ozone filter, which sterilises and cleanses the water to remove any bacteria.  

We then circulate the water through two product water tanks and two 15 micron Filters to soften the water.  

The water is then sent to the bottling machine where it goes through yet another 15 micron filter.  

Your Spring Water is bottled and shipped out less than 48 hours after is taken from the Spring.   

Our water has a full A & NZ Food code 8 test at the Australian Government laboratories every 6 months. (see typical analysis above)  

We also test our water daily for bacteria, ozone etc in our "in house" Laboratory and send out samples to a NATA lab once a week. 

We do not use chlorine as a final disinfecting agent in our bottled water. We use ozone (03) a form of oxygen, and ultraviolet light. Unlike chlorine, which is commonly used in public water supplies, these methods disinfect water without leaving any after taste or smell.  

And finally our water does not contain Bromate.  

Bromate is a naturally occurring substance that is sometimes found in springwater. Bromate reacts with the ozone used to sanitise your water, and can cause nausea and diarrhoea.  

Community Projects

Our commitment at Vital Source is to continually support community projects in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas. 
Our intention is to support local community projects that are ‘making a difference’.  

Our research shows us that billions of dollars are contributed daily to charities that focus on the effect, not the cause. We at Vital Source believe we must get to the source of the issues in order to really make a difference.

‘We invite all people within our Community and our customers to become involved in our projects as there is much to be done’