Durham, NC Aquamation
Endswell Aquamation provides a simple, affordable, and environmentally friendly alternative to fire cremation in Durham North Carolina. For $2500, Endswell takes care of everything, including transportation of the deceased, aquamation, death certificates, an obituary and an eco-friendly urn.
Aquamation is better for the environment than traditional cremation. Aquamation and fire cremation are very similar processes, and both produce bone dust that is returned to the family in an urn. However, Aquamation has a lower carbon footprint and doesn’t produce toxic and carcinogenic gases during the process. Aquamation is the eco-friendly choice.
If you are considering Durham Water Cremation or Durham Aquamation, Contact Us or call 919.907.9777 to learn about our aquamation services. We offer transportation directly from Durham to our facility in Hillsborough, NC. Endswell Water Cremation works with families in Durham to provide environmentally-friendly aquamation services.
FAQs About Aquamation?
The process takes approximately 5 hours, depending on the weight of the body and the operating temperature of the equipment.
When it’s time for the aquamation process to begin, the body is carefully placed in a stainless-steel vessel. Potassium hydroxide and water are added to the aquamation chamber and the machine is sealed and activated. The solution of 95% water and 5% alkali is heated to 200- 300°F and gently circulated for the entire length of the process.
No. Unlike flame-based cremation, the aquamation process does not use a box or a casket. Additionally, clothing is not typically used unless it is protein-based (silk, wool, or leather). Prior to aquamation, our experienced team carefully places the body in a simple biodegradable cover that breaks down during the aquamation process.
Very low. The aquamation process uses less water than a single household uses in one day. This includes all the water used for the process, along with the clean water rinsing of the remains and the vessel.
In many ways, aquamation is closely tied to the green burial movement. Both methods of final disposition represent a departure from modern burial practices that are often elaborate, expensive, and bad for the environment. Aquamation and green burial are both simple, affordable, and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional burial with embalming. Endswell is also happy to recommend local green burial providers.
At the end of the aquamation process, all soft tissue has been broken down, leaving behind bones and a sterile liquid. The effluent, or remaining liquid, is released for recycling at a local water treatment facility. When the operator opens the door, only the inorganic bone minerals remain. These minerals are processed into powder and returned to the family in an urn. This final processing step is the same process that follows flame cremation.
Yes. This is a choice for you and your family members. Note, all embalming fluids will be completely broken down during the aquamation process. Also, please know that Endswell does not perform embalming; but we are able to connect you with a funeral home that offers this service.
Urns should be as unique as the individual you’re honoring
Our mother was very afraid of fire and did not want to be cremated. We learned about the Aquamation process and she agreed to it when she passed. Endswell helped us through a very emotionally difficult time in our life with respect and grace. We celebrate our mother’s life with beautiful urns that sit on our mantles. Thank you Endswell for a peaceful experience.
~ Kim A. and Maria G.
Devoted daughters of Judy