The first and only packaged spring water in Estonia for consumption in its natural unprocessed form.
Lavi springs in Lääne-Viru County, Estonia, are famous since ancient times for having restorative and healing qualities. The significance of this ancient holy spring is marked by a nearby sacrificial stone and a holy pine tree.
We know now that Lavi spring does have all the features of the perfect drinking water as it is located in Pandivere Upland, the most significant watershed area of Estonia. Water reaches the ground by natural discharge after being organically filtered by permeable rocks, mineralised by limestone, and cleaned by sandstone.
Lavi spring water is hard to resist: it is naturally pure and refreshing, with a pleasant flavour. The content of minerals is optimal and the water is free of problematic substances like nitrates, pesticides, heavy metals, and residues of other pollutants.
The pH value of Lavi spring water is 7.3, which is ideal for the body! Water with a pH lower than 7 is considered acidic, and water with a pH greater than 7 is considered alkaline. The ideal pH of blood is 7.365, that is, slightly alkaline, varying in range of 7.34 – 7.45 – just like Lavi spring water.
Mineral content of Lavi spring water:
- Calcium (Ca2+) – 84.8 mg/L
- Magnesium (Mg2+) – 13.0 mg/L
- Sodium (Na+) – 6.5 mg/L
- Chlorides (Cl−) – 5.9 mg/L
- Fluorides (F−) – 0.3 mg/L
- Sulphates – 45 mg/L
- Bicarbonate – 264 mg/L
Why does Lavi spring water come in a pouch and not in a bottle?
For Lavi spring water to preserve its distinctive fresh taste, the water is packaged in 5-litre BPA-free vacuum pouches, which are light-tight and suitable for storing water. The water is released via the butterfly tap that prevents air from entering the package. If the pouch is kept in cool conditions, the water tastes like straight from the spring!
The energy demand of packaging and transport of water pouches is significantly lower than that of water bottles, making them more environmentally sustainable in that regard. The bag can be reused at home. The material is fully recyclable.
We complement nature with modern technology and knowledge of hygiene, microbiology, hydrogeology, engineering, chemistry, and physiology. Our newly renovated production facility is compliant with the regulations by Veterinary and Food Board. The water has been thoroughly tested in the leading laboratories of Estonia and Finland and is being constantly monitored.
Protection of Pandivere water supply and vision for sustainable development
The Pandivere Upland forms a unique area, which supplies a substantial part of Estonia with clean water. The Pandivere Upland has been referred to as the water tower of Estonia. The ‘tap’ of Lavi spring water is straight at the foot of this water tower.
The singular features of the Pandivere Upland have been emphasised for decades. In 1995, the Sustainable Development Act established the principles of sustainability in Pandivere and Ida-Viru County, regarding the use of natural resources in economic activity. In order to protect Pandivere’s groundwater system, the Pandivere Groundwater Sub-River Basin District (2001) and the Pandivere Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (2003) have been established.
According to the principles of sustainable development, the Pandivere Upland is a biologically diverse district where agricultural areas coexist with wilderness areas, comprising karst channels and springs, protected forests, and extensive farming areas (permanent grasslands, organic farmlands). Pandivere Upland provides Estonia with top-quality drinking water, stands out for conserving important aquatic habitats and landscapes, and offers the opportunity for recreational fishing.
For cooking, drinking and staying healthy!