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American Summits Debuts Natural and Sparkling Water From the Peaks of Wyoming's Beartooth Mountain Range

Jun 22, 2010, 10:18 ET from American Summits, LLC

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research by American Summits®, 98% of glass bottled water sold in America is imported from Europe.* This startling percentage, coupled with growing concerns over imported water's carbon footprint and quality, compelled American Summits to undertake the arduous quest of locating a superior source for American mineral water – a brand that would end the hospitality industry's dependence on foreign water.

Most glass bottled water is drawn from aquifers in the ground, which absorb pesticides, animal waste, industrial runoff and other environmental pollutants. European springs, which in ancient times were isolated and frequented for medicinal purposes, are now surrounded by cities and towns.

American Summits has chosen as its first source high altitude snowy peaks in Northwest Wyoming, with a point of origination between 10,500 and 12,000 feet. Water that streams off the peaks is filtered organically through the mountain's granite, yielding elements of potassium, calcium and magnesium.

"We claimed the remotest mountain springs for our water – above the timberline at high altitudes, naturally sheltered from people, cities and industrial influences," said Philippe Lajaunie, CEO, American Summits. "Because the source is pristine, American Summits made a commitment to preserve that purity. Our sustainable bottling process ensures that no impact is felt on the mountainside. We bottle without leaving a trace."

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For hotels and restaurants, American Summits pure mineral water offers a refreshing, clean-tasting, and naturally organic beverage experience for discerning guests.

American Summits is currently distributed to restaurants, hotels and gourmet stores in South Florida and Southern California. Distribution is forthcoming to Las Vegas and New York. The cost is $21.00 per case (twelve 750 ml bottles per case). For more information about serving American Summits to hotel and dinner guests, or locating an area distributor, please call (877) 643-4455, visit the website, or email


Emily Parker, Director of Development, American Summits, LLC, (212) 532-6200, (877) 643-4455, or email

Tina Koenig, Xpress Press, (954) 298-3033, (800) 713-7701 or


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*American Summits surveyed fine restaurants and hotels over a three year period and found that 98% of water served in glass bottles is imported from Europe. American Summits is the first brand of American mineral water drawn from high altitude sources (not aquifers) and bottled in glass for service in fine restaurants and hotels.

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