We source our water from Marico Oog, a natural spring on the Grootfontein farm in Lichtenburg District.
We bottle Vippita at source and supply a well balanced natural mineral water that is refreshing.
Vippita has a minimum shelf life of 2 years if stored under ideal conditions.
Our Natural Mineral WaterThe classification of Spring Water means bottled water sourced from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth, and which is collected from the spring via a borehole which taps into the underground formation, and which may be classified as a 'natural water' or as ‘water defined by origin’. The water derived from Marico Oog has not been modified and has not undergone treatment other than carbon and micro flitration. Vippita has no additives, nor are any minerals extracted from the water.
Filtration processes of Vippita
Carbon filtering is a method of filtering that uses a piece of activated carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, utilizing chemical adsorption. The source water first passes through Activated Carbon tanks. Here, the carbon captures the chlorine present in the water & binds together any small impurities that cause a taint in taste or clarity of the water.
Microfiltration is a membrane technical filtration process which removes contaminants from a fluid (liquid & gas) by passage through a microporous membrane. Microfiltration is fundamentally different from reverse osmosis and nanofiltration because those systems use pressure as a means of forcing water to go from low pressure to high pressure. Water from the carbon filter passes through a series of specialised filters that are capable of removing cells not even visible to the naked eye. Micro-filtration removes bacteria, yeasts, mould and spores of these micro-organisms. It is the presence of these micro-organisms in untreated water supplies that are responsible for many waterborne illnesses.
Every bottle is inspected, thoroughly cleaned inside and out. The water is then transferred into these sanitized 500 ml and 5L bottles and then capped.
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