Selters Water Analysis:
Balance Still, Light & Bold
Minerality Very High
Orientation Acidic
Hardness Very Hard
Carbonation Natural
TDS 1,610 mg/l
ph factor 6.6
Hardness 435 mg/l
Calcium 110 mg/l
Magnesium 40 mg/l
Sodium 290 mg/l
Potassium 13 mg/l
Silica 5 mg/l
Bicarbonate 850 mg/l
Sulfate 20 mg/l
Chloride 260 mg/l
Source: Well
Country of Origin: Germany
Region: Löhnberg
Place: Selters on the Lahn
Established: 1896
Status: Not a member of the Fine Water Society
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The town of Selters is immortalized in the generic terms for carbonated water, Selters water or seltzer. Today, the bottler carries on a classic European tradition by artificially carbonating the very high TDS water to two different levels, Light and Bold.
The village of Selters gets its name from the Celtic word for the spring, Saltarissa. The naturally carbonated water, one of Europe’s oldest brands, was sold widely in stone jars until the flow of the spring stopped in the nineteenth century. To restore the flow, a 1,000-foot (305 m) artesian well was drilled in 1896. This well was known as Auguste Victoria after the German empress of the same name. The stone jars of the past served as a model for today’s remarkable blue bottle.