WHAT IS AQUAMATION?
Aquamation is a water-based pet cremation process also known as alkaline hydrolysis. Aquamation uses the peaceful flow of water, warm temperatures, and alkali to mimic the natural decomposition of tissue that occurs after burial. In nature, this process can take years, but with the advancement in the aquamation technology, this process now takes less than 20 hours.
This process involves a trained technician. The technician will combine warm water and a small amount of alkali to wash over the body. After 20 hours or less the components of your pet's body will be returned to the water as a nutrient-rich effluent and only bone will remain. If desired, the mineral ash of the bone will be returned to you. The nutrient-rich effluent will be returned to the environment.
When compared to traditional fire-based pet cremation, aquamation is considerably more eco-friendly. This process produces 1/10th of the carbon dioxide that fire-based cremation does, thus significantly reducing your carbon footprint. It also produces a nutrient-rich effluent that has been shown to improve the municipality water system as well as the earth's soil.