What is Aquamation?
Aquamation is a gentle process that uses water, temperature, pressure, and alkalinity to reduce the body to bones which are then processed into "ashes" and returned to the family in an urn. Cremation does the same reduction using flame. Unlike cremation, there are no emissions with aquamation. It uses about 1/8th the energy. If cremation were a diesel truck, aquamation is a Prius.
Aquamation is known by several names including alkaline hydrolysis, bio cremation, water cremation, and resomation.
Until the process is available in Washington State in May 2020, The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial is offering aquamation by working with a company in Portland, Oregon.
Aquamation is currently available for our pets in Washington State. Our friends at Resting Waters Aquamation: Seattle's Pet Funeral Home use this method and helped us legalize it here. PMA members receive 15% off services for their pets at Resting Waters.