Water cremation, also known as aquamation and alkaline hydrolysis, uses liquid (95% water, 5% alkali solution), elevated heat, and water to break the chemical bonds that hold the body’s proteins together. This process directly replicates the effect of naturally occurring decomposition of traditional earthen burials.
At the end of this process, the body has been returned to its constituent elements – amino acids, peptides, sugars and salts – suspended in the water. Similar to flame-based cremation, there is no DNA to link back to the person and the only solid remains are the bones, which are then pulverized and returned to the family as remains.
Introduced to the public in 2011, Water Cremation is the most environmentally friendly method of cremation available. It offers a number of environmental advantages over traditional burial or flame-based cremation services.
Overall, the end-to-end process uses 90% less energy than traditional flame cremation.
Fewer harmful toxins are released into the atmosphere. Medical implants are removed after cremation (you can request to have these returned to you, or medically recycled), ensuring the Mercury they contain is never released into the air.
While flame cremation produces carbon dioxide equivalent to a 1,000 mile car ride, water cremation does not release any airborne toxins.
Water usage is low. The process only requires 300 gallons of water — the equivalent of just three days worth of water consumption for an average person.
Finally, increased safety standards. The lack of a flame is safer both for the operator and the community.
This translates into decreased environmental and human impact. As a result, an increasing number of people are choosing water cremation as an alternative to burial and flame-based cremation services.
Our director arrives at location of deceased.
We transfer your loved one in our electric-hybrid vehicle back to our funeral home.
100% online. We provide and explain all needed paperwork and permits.
We hold and care for your loved one while paperwork is being processed.
We work with you and the local authorities to obtain and authorize all documents.
After the paperwork is in order, and we remove all plastics and medical devices from the body, cremation occurs.
We place the cremated remains of your loved one in an eco-friendly container or urn and are returned back to the care of your family.
The local government will process our request and fulfill the number of ordered death certificates.