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What Happened to Trinity Water?

Last updated on May 1, 2006

Trinity WaterYou may have noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to find Trinity water on store shelves. Rumors are flying about what happened to the popular bottled water. One person I know heard they’d been pulled by the FDA for making health claims about the minerals in their water. After I heard this, I went Googling and couldn’t come up with anything. There is no information on their site so I called their customer service line and heard the following message: “Trinity Springs is no longer in production.”

So then I tried the CEO’s extension and there was a message with a number for his Seattle office. I called this number expecting yet another message but a human being answered. It turned out to be Trinity Springs CFO Dean Barney and it was his home that I’d reached.

We talked for a little while and he explained what was happening with Trinity. It turns out it has nothing to do with the FDA and there’s nothing wrong with the water. The company is enmeshed in a bitter court battle over ownership and has subsequently run out of operating funds.

Mr. Barney, who is only one of three remaining employees at the company, will be leaving in the next two weeks. When I asked him if he thought Trinity water would be back he said, “Yes, but probably not in my lifetime.” Let’s hope he’s wrong.


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84 Comments on "What Happened to Trinity Water?"


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Eric
6 years 5 months ago

Jim doesn’t know what he is talking about, but I am sure you are a good guy, Jim, just uninformed, or mal-informed, however you want to put it. Hoping the owners will pull their heads out and get this water flowing back into the distribution channels for all us to consume!

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Jim
6 years 5 months ago

Trinity water lost the lease on the land the farmers were complaining of there crops being affected by the water source being messed with so they would not let Trinity renew their lease on the Water spring that is what happened.

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Eric
6 years 7 months ago

Okay, Trinity water was flowing into my stomach a couple of minutes ago. You are all correct, this water is delicious! Coming out of the ground at around 138F, letting it cool down a bit, then straight into the bottle. No humans messing with the properties of the water whatsoever. Source matters, it is coming from a gigantic granite batholith in Idaho. The bottom is said to be 2.2 miles deep! That is 11,616 feet! The carbon dating on the water puts it between 16,000 and 40,000 years old! Believe me, this water is coming back. Ahhhh, just took another swig. We will all be benefitting from Trinity soon. It WILL be available.

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hopeful
6 years 8 months ago

when is trinity coming back … down to my last bottle here !!!

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K8
6 years 8 months ago

Was at Trinity about a month or so ago while out morel hunting, it’s still all closed up and sitting idle. Looks like a really kewl place though I’ve never tried the water. Sorry to all of you Trinity lovers.

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Justitia
6 years 10 months ago

Any further news on the sale of Trinity to the new owner and plans to bring the water back to market?

I can’t believe it has been 3 years since this all started. I am down to my last 6 16 oz bottles of Trinity and just drink one when I feel like a good “bottle of wine” except it is water.
I have to say — I’ve been drinking Essentia all this time and I have been extremely happy with it — even though it is not a natural but manufactured water. I definitely see the effects on my skin and overall well-being when I drink my 8 glass a day minimum.

Looking forward to any posted news.

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Diane
7 years 4 hours ago

I think that Trinity Water was removed because it plays an extremely benificial part in helping our bodies fight the effects of certain chemicals being forced upon us via the air we breath.

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Saeed. A
7 years 2 months ago

great news about the return of trinity ive missed it so much.there is just something very magnificant about the taste. cant wait for it to be back on the shelfs.

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Daniel D.
7 years 4 months ago

Can’t wait. Look forward to the update for when it’s available!

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artemus
7 years 5 months ago

Trinity will be back early 2009. At the shareholders meeting on Dec. 10, 2008 the vote was “yes” to selling to a new owner who is commited to bring it back. This should be good news to all here who love the product.