Harrogate Spring Water

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Harrogate Spring Water
TypeStill, sparkling
Sodium (Na)7.4
Sulfate (SO4)8.2[1]
WebsiteOfficial website
All concentrations in milligrams per liter (mg/L); pH without units

Harrogate Spring Water dates back to the 16th century when the first springs were found to be therapeutic.[2] Today Harrogate Spring Water is a private limited company incorporated on 16 August 2000 initially under the name HSW Limited and later in January 2002 changing its names to Harrogate Spa Water Limited. Harrogate Spa Water is manufactures bottled water and sells it locally, nationally and internationally, being exported to as far away as Australia. Many of the UK's largest companies purchase this water to their customers and colleagues and the brand is also tied in with national sporting events and sponsorship.[3]

The company is owned by Harrogate Water Brands, which also owns the Thirsty Planet brand of bottled water.[4] The Thirsty Plant brand takes water from an aquifer located in sand and gravel, whereas the main spring is sourced from an aquifer in the millstone grit series in Harrogate.[5] Harrogate Spring Water also sell water to the Masons Gin distillery in Aiskew, North Yorkshire.[6][7]

Harrogate Spring Water is a popular brand within the United Kingdom, selling over 43,000,000 litres (9,500,000 imp gal; 11,000,000 US gal) annually in 2013, which was a market share of 1.4%.[8] In 2019, the company achieved sales of £21.6 million.[9]


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  2. ^ "The Spa at Harrogate: Discovery of the Harrogate Waters". North Yorkshire County Council. 2003. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Third year lucky with gold award for Harrogate Spring". York Press. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Harrogate Water Brands set for global growth". Yorkshire Post. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  5. ^ Smedley, Pauline L. (December 2010). "A survey of the inorganic chemistry of bottled mineral waters from the British Isles" (PDF). Applied Geochemistry. 25 (12): 1872–1888. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2010.10.003.
  6. ^ Gordon, Maxine (14 June 2014). "Masons have gin-making off to a T". Newsbank. York Press. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  7. ^ Scott, Catherine (27 October 2020). "High Spirits and Tough Tests". The Yorkshire Post. The Magazine. p. 6. ISSN 0963-1496.
  8. ^ "Harrogate Spring Water: Picking up the baton of a long history" (PDF). effective design.org.uk. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Watchdog to rule on water company takeover bid". BBC News. 26 May 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.