Starkey Spring Water
— The Water —
Starkey Spring Water rises up through the earth from more than two miles deep where it’s been pure filtered for more than 11,000 years. There’s no technology or man-made process behind Starkey — Mother Earth does all the work.Lightly mineralized and deliciously refreshing, Starkey quenches and rehydrates with a gently alkaline pH of 9.2. It’s vibrant and clear, and renews and recharges. Just take a sip and you’ll see.
— The Spring —
PROTECTED, PURE, UNIQUE
Folks have been coming to Starkey Springs since the 1800s, on horseback and railcar, just to be at the source. Set in the foothills of the Idaho Mountains, Starkey Spring Water gushes forth from an ancient geothermal spring near the Weiser River.
The springs have a long history, having first been discovered by Native Americans. In the 1800s, settlers sought its mineral-rich, healing waters, on horseback from neighboring counties or by railcar from hundreds of miles away. The springs bear the name of Dr. Richard S. Starkey, M.D., who set about turning it into a “true health and pleasure resort” in the early 1900s. It had been under private ownership until 2013 when Starkey Spring Water Company emerged, bringing the goodness of this wonderful natural gift to you.
When you take a sip, you’re enjoying water that fell as rain or snow in the surrounding mountains more than 11,000 years ago. From there it slowly made its way into the earth, penetrating the Imnaha Basalt — a volcanic formation more than 2.5 million years old. There the water stayed, 2.2 miles down, gently working its way through the rock around it. Over thousands of years, heat and pressure forced it back up through cracks and fissures in the basalt. Untouched by surface contamination, Starkey Spring Water emerges in our Spring House pure and lightly mineralized. Starkey Spring Water gushes forth from exposed rock, an ancient geothermal spring in the mountains.