SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2016) -  The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCQB: WTER) (the "Company"), developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process packaged and sold in 500ml, 700ml, 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, is extremely pleased to have received an initial purchase order from Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) for placement at select retail warehouses across Northern California.

As noted in the Costco 2015 annual report, with a global presence including 488 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and with 56 of them in Northern California alone, Costco ( reported that for the sixth consecutive year sales increased to record levels exceeding $113.7 billion for the year. Member loyalty remains a key driver in the success of this retail industry giant.

As a direct result of the participation and success of Alkaline88 at several Costco "Road Shows" held last fall, the 12 pack of 1-liter Alkaline88 product was selected for a mid-April launch into the water aisle at Northern California locations.

"This is a major development for our company and shareholders as we continue to move towards our goal to become the #1 alkaline water in the country." States Alkaline Water Company President and CEO Steven Nickolas. "I am delighted we have added this highly influential major retailer to our growing list of national chain distribution points. Based on the excellent quality of products Costco selects on behalf of its warehouse members, we are truly honored to be on their shelves. Because of exceptional consumer demand for Alkaline88 in other major retail markets, we are confident that we will also expand rapidly into additional Costco locations." concludes Mr. Nickolas.

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About The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCQB: WTER):
The Alkaline Water Company Inc. has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing the retail sale of its cost-effective packaged Alkaline88 water beverage products. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program and is available for consumer sales at major retail locations across the United States. Learn more about The Alkaline Water Company Inc. by visiting:

About Alkaline88:
Alkaline88 is a premier bottled alkaline drinking water with an 8.8-pH balance. Enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes, the product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged in 500ml, 700ml, and 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. Learn more about the science of Alkaline88 at

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