Step aside Evian, Perrier, SanPelligrinio and Fiuggi! Did you know that right here in our own town of Huntersville, located down a long country road off of Beatties Ford, is the Midas Spring, a “natural resource comparable to the best springs in Europe, which are prized for their health-giving benefits”?
We all know that water is good for us but how often do we just grab whatever bottled water on sale not knowing that all waters are not the same?
“Each mineral water has a particular content, created by the minerals it leaches from the surrounding rock in the underground aquifer where it resides” according to owner Joe Liburdi. “Midas Spring Water is especially good since it has a very low chemical content but is rich in a few important elements. It is considered a light mineral water….but it does have some minerals, and just the right ones at it turns out.” He offers Magnesium as an example as some research shows Magnesium can cut the risk of heart disease and may even help ADD!
The History of Midas Spring Water
According to legend, it was the Catawba Indians who first discovered this natural spring. Then, in 1871, John Williamson Sample (raised on the Latta Plantation) purchased the spring and created what is said to be “the oldest company in Mecklenburg Co. NC with continuous service since 1871 and one of the first bottled water companies in the country.” Over the years stories spread of the medicinal value of Midas water; from cured kidney stones, to longevity to curing a deathly ill Indian who had been left by it’s shore to die.
Today the 52-acre Midas Spring property is owned and run by Joe Liburdi and his son Gianni Liburdi who is quick to point out how favorably Midas Spring Water compares to popular American and European waters.During my recent visit I was fortunate to meet Doug Green, production manager, who gave me a tour of the production rooms and explained more about their mineral water.
Midas Spring Water is sold in 16.9 oz single serving bottles and 4-gallon containers and can be purchased at local health food stores like the Home Economist in Davidson, Earth Fair and nearby resorts and restaurants.
However, I highly recommend that you visit their store at the Midas Spring: 9831 Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville. (Open Monday – Friday. Call 704.392.2150 for hours). You can buy cases of single serving bottles or their 4-gallon bottles.
Once you taste it you will be hooked!
The Midas Spring Water Website has the Nutritional Facts , a Midas Comparison Chart as well as many links to news and magazine articles that provide some fun and fascinating history about Lake Norman’s very own spring water.