Waiakea Water was established in 2012 after Ryan Emmons had found a way to remove less than one percent of the daily level of water returned to the source each day through natural means. Maintaining a protecting the environment is a key part of the work of Waiakea Water as the company is always looking for new ways of developing its success for the future; the company reports the sites it uses have a potential yield of around 740 million gallons per day in areas where around 1.5 billion gallons of water are recharged into the ecosystem each day.
Protecting the planet also means bringing healthy, clean water to as many people around the globe as possible through the donation of bottled water and the creation of new programs to assist those without access to clean water. Waiakea Water has been working alongside the Pump Aid charity to bring clean water to rural areas of Africa.
Changing the way the world sees sustainable business practices has been a major part of the work completed by Waiakea Water in publicizing its accounting framework to its customers. Founder Ryan Emmons believes this business model will assist in maintaining sustainable practices to the company and the bottled water industry as a whole.