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Water Cremation - 100% Eco-Friendly Cremation Now Affordable

Water Cremation is the most environmentally friendly method of cremation available.

Water Cremation - $1995

Does Not Include: addtl Death Certificates ($3ea), County Permit Fee ($25), House Call ($200), Oversize Charges, Transport to our Water Cremation provider ($600) in St. Louis, Missouri.

Includes:
  • Professional Services of the Director available 24/7
  • Transfer of deceased from facility of death or Medical Examiner’s office to refrigerated holding (1st 35 miles from our dispatch areas included)
  • Sheltering of the remains in a temperature-controlled environment up to 5 days (additional days $50ea, if delay is caused by family)
  • All plastics and medical devices removed from the deceased
  • Alternative Cremation Container (up to 249lbs)
  • First Three (3) Death Certificates ($30 value)
  • Paperless process / Digital documents / Cremation Services
  • AirTray/Combo Transport Wood Unit (for transportation)
  • Water Cremation Services & Operations Fee
  • Biodegradable Temporary Container  ($20 value)
  • Appointment for retrieval of cremated remains in our office

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.

Water Cremation has not been legalized by the Texas Legislation. So, we have partnered with a Water Cremation service in St. Louis, Missouri. Please contact us for more information.

And please urge your local state representative to legalize Water Cremation in Texas.

Why Water Cremation?

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, 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 requires only 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.

What is Water Cremation?

🌊 What is Water Cremation?

Water cremation is an eco-friendly disposition service that’s recognized as a greener option. Keep reading to learn more about the water cremation process.

Our Cremation Process

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"Timely and compassionate communication is so important when faced with a difficult situation, such as managing the logistics of loss. Marlaena was quick to reply to questions, always professional, and caring in her responses. My mother passed away at an assisted living facility and the staff there noted that the Green Cremation team was very professional and thoughtful. We are grateful to have found them."

- Elizabeth M.

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"I really appreciated how easy Marlaena and Green Cremation were to work with. During such a stressful time it was a BIG deal that I could do everything by phone and online. It was one less thing I had to worry about. Their team was so professional and timely - I could not have asked for more. Thank you, GC! We were also comforted by their 'greeness' in everything they do!!"

-Suzannah E.

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"Green cremation was excellent. They were very helpful to find the right services and their pricing is excellent. They made the process very easy and we’re extremely helpful through out the whole process. I hope to never need them again but if I do I will definitely use and recommend them."

-Robert P.