La Calera Water Analysis:
|Nitrate||< 5 mg/l|
|Sulfate||< 11 mg/l|
|Chloride||< 5 mg/l|
|Country of Origin:||Colomcia|
|Region:||Valle del Cauca|
|Status:||Non-Member of the Fine Water Society|
The village "Guacas " is located in the countryside of Valle del Cauca western department of Colombia. its privileged location near to the coffee growing area. The farm where the source is located has an approximate area of 33 hectares. The water sprouts through calcareous rocks of a unique greenish color.
They composition is calcite called “la calera” that is a Colombian term for areas where the soil is rich in limestone. The limestone is a sedimentary rock mainly composed for calcium carbonate (CaCO3), usually calcite and some traces of magnesite (MgCO3) among other carbonates. It may also contain small amounts of minerals such as clay, hematite, siderite and quartz.
The spring is free of microorganisms and has a unique characteristics in terms of mineralization with a significance level of silica.