Moneral water bottling plant “Omsky” began working in 1973. It has been using the artesian well 1506 m (4940 ft) deep that was opened in 1963. According to the hydrologists study the approximate age of the water in the well is 105 million years.
The blue pipe goes down for 1,5 km (4920 ft). It the tap is opened the water can be tasted. It’s warm and salty, like from a bottle, but still.
The water comes on the surface without pumps, under natural pressure. Via the tubes it comes to the shop.
Apart from natural cleaning the water undergoes purification through special industrial filter cartridges. It’s bottled right at the source which allows to keep its properties in the original form.
Materials for future bottles.
At the special temperature and with help of a press they make bottles that go along the conveyor to the shop for bottling.
It’s very noisy in the shop so some workers even use headphones.
About 150 people work at the plant.
The production is almost fully automated, people at the conveyor just watch the process to eliminate defects.
Filling and capping machine made in Ukraine.
They also use some Czech machines.
At this stage a bottle gets cooled mineral water and a cap.
Final stage, only a label remains to be stuck.
Apart from the mineral water they also produce bottled water Vundervelle and Vivus. The first one is made with use of tap water purified with special filters. Water for the second one is taken from the well and repeatedly filtrated.
Outsiders are forbidden to enter the shop to maintain sterility as they say.
Filming the bottles
Sending the bottles to the warehouse.
More bottles arrive for packing.
Territory of the plant.
“Omsky” water bottling plant.
Specialists say that there is enough water in the well for fifteen years more.