Borjomi, Mineral Water, Plastic, 1L

Borjomi Mineral Water
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Description

Borjomi Mineral Water

Borjomi is a brand of naturally carbonated mineral water from springs in the Borjomi Gorge in central Georgia. The artesian springs in the valley are fed by water that filters from glaciers covering the peaks of Bakuriani Mountains at altitudes of up to 2,300 m. The water rises to the surface without pumping and is transported by pipes to three bottling plants in the town of Borjomi. The original Borjomi bottling plant was built in 1890 by Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov, when the Russian Czar's family "discovered" the curative properties of the Borjomi springs.

 

Borjomi is a water of volcanic origin which is over 1,500 years old. It is pushed up to the surface from 10 km (6.2 mi) below ground by natural carbon dioxide pressure. Borjomi does not cool down before it reaches the surface and comes out at a temperature of 38–41 °C (100–106 °F). The Borjomi springs are located in the central part of the Adjara-Imereti mountain range of Greater Caucasus at an altitude of 760–920 m (2,490–3,020 ft) above sea level. The average depth of each of the nine spring wells is 1,200–1,500 m (3,900–4,900 ft).

In order to preserve the mineral composition of the springs, in 2006 the Georgian Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources approved a production plan for 2006–2031 estimating 561,000 litres per day which allows bottling of over 1 million bottles a day using 9 wells in Borjomi Gorge. The wells are located in 3 exploitation lots: Central (in the vicinity of Borjomi town), Likani (in Likani village) and Vashlovani-Kvibisi (in villages Vashlovani and Kvibisi). The water received from the wells travels by a 25 km (16 mi) stainless steel pipeline to two bottling plants where it is cooled and bottled. The first plant specializes in glass bottling, the second in PET bottling.

The production of mineral water and the associated tourist economy in Borjomi and the nearby Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park make up 10 percent of Georgia's export trade. Construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline near the Borjomi has been controversial because of potential negative environmental and economic impacts on the region.

Borjomi is Georgia's third largest export and is exported to over 30 countries. Since 1995, Borjomi has been trademarked and produced by the Georgian Glass and Mineral Water Company (GG&MW). The use of Borjomi water has been suggested by the Georgian and Russian researchers for complex treatment of several digestive diseases and diabetes mellitus.

 





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