History of Goodmen’s mineral water

In 1967 the first borehole was drilled in Arumetsa and the production of Goodmen’s mineral water could begin. Chemically the water belonged to the sodium chloride group of mineral waters with the average content of minerals being 3-5 g/l. It had a favourable effect on digestion and intestines and it was used as a cure for gastric hypoacidity.

In 1972 the Arumetsa kolkhoz decided to build a cannery in the buildings of an old manor house where they also planned to produce mineral water. The initial aim was to produce up to 50 t of Goodmen’s mineral water and to employ on average 15 workers. The cannery was launched in September 1975. The same year they started to produce Goodmen’s mineral water. A variety of mixtures of mineral water, juice and syrups was tested and developed on the site. The pilot production received a positive evaluation from the former Central Laboratory of Food Industry and the Ministry of Agriculture. However, due to the bureaucracy and competition the initative was forced to die down. In 1988 the cannery was closed.

By the year 1984 the Arumetsa borehole became outdated. According to the evaluation of the Institute of Geology the bore casing pipes of the well had become outdated which caused the chemical composition of the water to be unstable. The institute recommended building a new well within the radius of 2 km of the existing one and closing down the old one.

In 1985 a new borehole was built near Häädemeeste which functions to this day. The same year Pärnu Brewery started to produce mineral water called “Pärnu”.
Along with the decline of Pärnu Brewery, the production of mineral water was ceased.

In 2012 a completely new factory was built in Häädemeeste and the production of equally great mineral water which decades ago had attracted many people was restored.