Understanding the pH of Alkaline Spring Water — An Ultimate Guide

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In today's world, people are becoming more health-conscious and paying attention to what they drink. Spring water has gained popularity among the many options available to consumers. This ultimate guide will help you understand the pH of alkaline spring water and why it has become so popular.

Alkaline Spring Water and pH: Getting Started

Alkaline spring water absorbs natural minerals from the earth as it filters through ancient rock and sandstone, collecting into underground aquifers. This journey is what gives alkaline spring water its unique mineral composition and alkalinity. For this reason, Eternal Water sources its bottled water from naturally alkaline springs. Browse Eternal Water’s naturally alkaline spring water products here.

The human body works continuously to maintain pH levels of its fluids, including blood, to achieve a balanced state. The "balance" of your body’s pH is essential to good health and drinking naturally alkaline spring water throughout the day will keep you hydrated and pH balanced.

Our visual below displays the pH scale, which ranges from 0–14. The blue bar represents that a substance is more alkaline, while the red indicates more acidic. We've organized popular products on the scale to lend perspective. A pH level higher than 7 indicates alkalinity. Although the scale seems incrementally small, each level increase equals ten times the previous. For instance, a pH of 9 is ten times more basic than a pH of 8, and a pH of 2 is 100 times more acidic than a pH of 4. 

Alkaline water shown on pH graph compared to lemon juice, soda, drain cleaner, coconut water

The Benefits of Alkaline Spring Water

There's more of a movement than ever to look after ourselves by following our own self-prescribed wellness rituals. This includes eating cleaner and healthier foods and drinking beverages like alkaline spring water that rehydrate and refuel us versus flavored drinks or waters that are acidic (low pH) and high in sugar, which can dehydrate and deplete our natural state of energy. The idea behind alkaline spring water is that it has a higher pH level than regular water, which is believed to offer various hydration benefits.

Not All Spring Water Is Created Equal

Spring water can be either alkaline or acidic, depending on the type and amount of naturally occurring minerals in the water, which affect its pH level. Eternal Water has a natural high pH and is considered naturally alkaline as it contains naturally occurring minerals and naturally occurring electrolytes. For more on the nuances involving alkalinity and electrolytes, read our alkaline water vs. electrolyte water guide. 

Rarity of Alkaline Spring Water

Karim Mashouf, founder and CEO of Eternal Water, reminded us that only 1% of U.S. springs are alkaline, making Eternal Water a rare and special product. He explains that most of the drinking water available on the planet is neutral to acidic, not alkaline.

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Alkaline Water vs. Spring Water

Alkaline water is characterized by its pH level, which typically exceeds 7, making it more alkaline than acidic. This elevated pH can occur naturally through processes such as water passing through rocks like limestone or through artificial methods such as adding minerals and electrolysis.

The major difference?

Alkaline refers explicitly to the water's pH level and not the source.

On the other hand, spring water implies a specific source. It's important to note that not all spring waters are alkaline and not all alkaline waters are sourced from springs. The distinction lies primarily in the origin and pH level, and both types of water offer a unique taste and mineral composition.

Fortunately, Eternal Water is unique because it is an alkaline water that is sourced from natural springs.

What Is an Exceptional-Tasting Spring Water to Drink for pH?

Eternal naturally alkaline spring water is the answer.

According to Karim, “Our water is not manufactured, altered, or manipulated in any way. We did not make our water, we discovered it. Eternal comes from pure and pristine aquifers in the Shasta Trinity Alps of California and Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. As it flows through layers of ancient rock and sandstone, our water is naturally infused with essential minerals and electrolytes making it naturally alkaline. Nothing is ever added to Eternal Water. This is the reason why you won't find a nutrition panel or ingredient list on the back of our product. I believe Eternal Water is the closest thing to organic water that you can find.”

Pure, refreshing, and naturally alkaline, Eternal Water is nature’s perfect water for hydration. Bottled near the source, you can expect clean, smooth, exceptionally high-quality, great-tasting water that hydrates and balances your body’s pH. It offers some of the purest, most pristine alkaline spring water from right here in America.

Why Is It So Difficult to Find Great-Tasting Spring Water?

It’s not! You can find great tasting alkaline spring water at over 65,000 stores nationwide. Discover our bottled spring water at a store near you.

A Snapshot of Spring Water Benefits

Convenience: Having bottled spring water on hand means easy access to hydration while you’re on the go.

Know Your Source: You’re less likely to drink questionable tap water.

Oh, Even More Convenience: Easy to grab on your way to the gym, or the mall, or a party.

Hydration Goals: Meet hydration goals even on long drives, or walks, or while working.

In The Kitchen: Use spring water for cooking!

Purity: With no added chemicals, enjoy hydration that’s truly refreshing.


Consuming spring water with a naturally high pH level is an excellent option for anyone on a wellness journey. Opting for alkaline spring water, such as that from Eternal Water, is a smart choice for hydration. Eternal’s alkaline water provides naturally occurring minerals of the highest quality, making it a superior option for promoting hydration as part of your wellness ritual.

You might also enjoy our bottled water vs. tap water guide.

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