We take our responsibility as a water steward in California seriously and that is why we do not pump water from the Arrowhead Springs, but rather only source water that flows to the surface. This ensures we only bottle what is naturally available. Across California and the West, we carefully monitor all of our spring sources and balance their function based on local conditions to make sure we do not overly rely on any single spring source. This supports long-term sustainability and healthy habitats.
We recognize the impact the drought is having across the state, and we have implemented new technologies in our California facilities that will conserve 55 million gallons of water each year.
It is because of our commitment to sustainability that we have also proposed a voluntary, science-based environmental adaptive management plan for Arrowhead Springs. This thorough and transparent plan builds on our track record of careful management. The plan is designed to protect the forest environment by using recognized, scientifically-based standards to monitor the surrounding environment and reduce water collection when conditions require.
The Forest Service has acknowledged that our permit is in full force and effect until the renewal process is concluded. We look forward to working in close cooperation with them to continue to manage the Arrowhead Springs in Strawberry Canyon sustainably for the long-term.
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SOURCE Nestlé Waters North America