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Aquamation

Over One Hundred Years of Caring Service
A gentle, eco-friendly alternative to flame cremation...

 

What is aquamation?

The scientific name of aquamation is alkaline hydrolysis, although it is sometimes called green cremation, flameless cremation, water cremation, or dissolution. No matter the name, they all mean the same thing. Aquamation is an accelerated version of our body's natural decomposition process that uses a gentle flow of warm (never boiling) water, an alkaline solution, and pressure to give us an end result of water and bones. 

 

Whether you choose burial, fire cremation, or aquamation, they all end with the same product, our bodies most basic element, bone ash. With burial, soil and microorganisms facilitate this process and it can take up to 25 years to complete the process. A fire cremation can do this in about 3 hours. With aquamation, the process make take up to 18 hours, but it is done so in a more gentle, environmentally conscious way. 

 

 

Georgia amended it's cremation legislation in 2012 to allow for alkaline hydrolysis as an accepted means of disposition. However, not all of the crematory code was amended, blocking us from being able to provide this service to the public. We are working with state legislatures to find a solution to this issue. Updates will be made as soon as they are available. 

Miller Funeral Home
Phone: (770) 574-2411
41 West Mill Street, Tallapoosa, GA 30176


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