The Păltiniş aquifer
Located on the eastern edge of the Călimani Mountains, the Păltiniş aquifer consists of giant spunge-like rock formations rich in both magnesium and calcium carbonate. They are surrounded by metamorphic rock, which is practically waterproof and thus seals off the aquifer, allowing it to store subterranean water reserves.
The porous formations of the aquifer date back to the Precambrian era a billion years ago. Thanks to post-volcanic activity generating the naturally-occurring carbon-dioxide, the water in the aquifer becomes naturally sparkling. An innovative drilling technology gets to the core of the aquifer and allows for the extraction of the water in its purest state.
The Băjenaru aquifer
The source of the still Aqua Carpatica is located about 1km away from the Păltiniş aquifer and is the result of similar geological phenomena, also consisting of porous formations surrounded by metamorphic ones.
Unlike the sparkling Aqua Carpatica, the still mineral water is harvested at the surface using the latest environmentally-friendly technology that allows for its unmatched purity to be preserved.