Aquamation: A Simple, Eco-Friendly Alternative to Fire Cremation

North Carolina Aquamation

Endswell Aquamation provides water cremation throughout North Carolina. Aquamation, also known as water cremation, is an eco-friendly choice that is better for the environment than traditional cremation. Aquamation uses less energy and doesn’t release toxic gases into the atmosphere. Endswell Water Cremation provides aquamation services in NC and surrounding states. North Carolina Aquamation at Endswell is an affordable and simple alternative that costs $3500 for all paperwork, death certificates, water cremation, an obituary, and an environmentally-friendly urn.

If you are searching for North Carolina Aquamation, contact us or call 919.907.9777 to learn about our aquamation services. We offer transportation throughout North Carolina to our facility in Hillsborough, NC.  Endswell Water Cremation works directly with families throughout North Carolina to provide eco-friendly aquamation services.

How Aquamation Works

Step 1:

End Of Life

Endswell ensures the safe and careful transportation of the body to our aquamation facility in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Step 2:

Place The Body

After Endswell completes the necessary paperwork, the body is carefully placed into the sterilized aquamation chamber.

Step 3:


The alkaline solution flows around the body and transforms it in a manner similar to the natural breakdown that occurs in the earth.

Step 4:

Finalize & Clean

The process takes approximately 5 hours to complete. A rinse cycle is performed and the machine is brought back to room temperature.

Step 5:

Collect the Remains

The remains are broken down into the consistency of a powder or sand and returned to the family in an urn.

Death and Loss Are Difficult


A modern funeral home is committed to convenience, concierge care, price transparency, affordability, and environmentally-friendly services. Unlike many traditional funeral homes, Endswell is bringing funeral care into the 21st century. Our registration process is simple and convenient. We disclose our prices on our website and there are no hidden fees. We handle every aspect of the process and serve as an advocate for the family. Endswell is committed to cultivating sustainable funeral practices that align with our community’s values and our shared belief in environmental sustainability.


At Endswell, there is no upselling, no hidden fees, and nothing unexpected. We offer simple funeral packages and we take care of every part of the process. We charge $3000 for green cremation, $3000 for green burial, and $3500 for eco-friendly water cremation.

Transportation of the Deceased

Filing Necessary Documents

Gentle Water-Cremation

Placement in an Eco-Friendly Urn

Aquamation FAQs

What is Aquamation?

Aquamation, also referred to as water cremation, is a method of final disposition that uses an alkaline solution instead of fire to remove the soft tissue of the body. Proponents consider it as “green” as natural burial and as convenient and affordable as fire cremation.

This process, known as alkaline hydrolysis, speeds up the natural decomposition of the body.  After circulating the solution around the body, Endswell returns bone dust to the family in an urn. This process is the same as cremation, however, it uses a gentle flow of water and lye rather than high heat and fire.

Why should I choose aquamation?

Many people choose aquamation over cremation because they believe it is a gentler process. Some suggest that fire cremation seems like a violent way to dispose of the body. They associate fire with death and destruction, and they associate water with life, rebirth, and vitality. Nevertheless, both cremation and aquamation accomplish the same goal–reducing the body to bone remains by speeding up the decomposition process.

What are the benefits of aquamation?

With water cremation, it is much easier to prevent cross-contamination with the remains of other individuals. Unlike a cremation chamber, the aquamation machine is powered off and cleaned between each cycle. This ensures that the remains you receive will be 100% the remains of your loved one. Additionally, while a significant percentage of the bones is lost in the incineration process during cremation, aquamation produces approximately 20% more bone dust.

What are the environmental impacts of aquamation?

More and more people are drawn to aquamation because of its environmental benefits. Water cremation uses a fraction of the energy as flame cremation, and it does so without any greenhouse gas emissions. No mercury, chemotherapy chemicals, plastic implants, or toxic gases are released into the atmosphere. Rather, the effluent is cleaned and recycled at a local treatment plant to remove mercury and other harmful substances. This makes aquamation one of the most environmentally friendly choices for after-life care.

What does aquamation cost?

Endswell offers one simple aquamation service for $3,500 that includes local transportation, aquamation, death certificates, and the return of remains in an eco-friendly urn. There are no other hidden fees or costs. Contact Us for more information or call Endswell at 919.907.9777.

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