Aquamation Media

What is Aquamation?

Most environmental issues are caused by the living but have you ever considered the environmental impact of death? Alkaline hydrolysis, a greener option to burial or flame-based cremation, uses a combination of water and potassium hydroxide to dissolve bodies. It doesn't require burial space, uses 1/12 the energy of traditional cremation and doesn't produce toxic gases or air pollutants.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is aquamation?

Aquamation, scientifically known as alkaline hydrolysis, is the process of breaking down organic matter using water and alkali.

What happens to my pet?

When Nature's Way receives your companion, they are identified and a clay paw impression is taken if desired. They are then placed in our holding room. When their alkali bath is ready we transfer their body into a stainless steel basket and lower them into the alkali bath. This is where the mixture of warm and gently flowing water, mixed with alkali breaks down their body. Afterwards, the remains are dried and placed into the urn.

Why is aquamation better than traditional flame cremation?

Simply put, aquamation is the most gentle and eco-friendly aftercare option available. There are no releases of green house gas emissions, no release of mercury, methane and other pollutants, significantly less energy used ultimately more remains returned to the family.