Nestlé Waters Canada donates $80,000 for Othello Road repair at Hope bottling facility

To Press Releases listOct 21, 2013

Company also encouraging Province, Federal Government to contribute

HOPE, British Columbia – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $80,000 to repair a section of Othello Road in front of its bottling facility.

The donation and subsequent repair were necessitated by crumbling road infrastructure at the entrance to the plant, making it difficult for customers and employees to safely enter and leave the property.

Othello Road is a former logging road that is now largely used for commercial purposes. It was turned over to the District of Hope more than 20 years ago by the Province of British Columbia in its current condition. An engineering study undertaken by the District has concluded that the road bed is substandard and requires replacement at a cost of several million dollars.

Nestlé Waters Canada and the District have been working together over the last three years to encourage the Province and the Federal Government of Canada to jointly invest in the proper repair of the road, given its economic importance to the community. 
 
About Nestlé Waters Canada

Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, botttling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact:

John B. Challinor II   APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com

Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370
Email: jalton@national.ca