Natural mineral water of Valais

“Blue gold” of the Alps

If Switzerland is “Europe’s reservoir”, as it is often called, Valais is without doubt “Switzerland’s reservoir”. Thanks to its unique topography, the canton enjoys an excellent supply of drinking water. Rich in calcium (vital for the growth and strength of bones) and magnesium (essential for the balance of the muscular and nervous system), this thirst-quenching water has exceptional nutritional qualities: emerging from deep under the mountains or from the mighty glaciers, it contains precious alpine mineral salts, promising a feeling of freshness and wellbeing.

  • Facts and figures

    4,000 springs and abstraction sources

    supply Valais with drinking water.

  • Facts and figures

    Nearly 90% of the canton’s drinking water needs

    are met by the extraction of groundwater.

Key facts

The mineral wealth of the Valais mountains also accounts for the diversity of flavour in water from different sources: especially soft south of the river Rhône, the drinking water on the northern side of the valley is much richer in minerals. This crystalline water combines purity, freshness and character to quench the thirst of the most discerning palates!

Average mineral content in Valais

  • Calcium: 104 mg/l
  • Magnesium: 23 mg/l
  • Potassium: 2.5 mg/l
  • Sodium: 11.5 mg/l
  • Chloride: 15 mg/l
  • Nitrate: 9 mg/l
  • Sulphate: 131 mg/l