To Press Releases listSep 27, 2012
Nestlé Waters Canada Hillsburgh production well permit to take water renewed for five years
Monthly volume of permitted water-taking remains unchanged
TOWN of ERIN, Ontario -- Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced it has received a five-year permit renewal to draw water at its Hillsburgh production well.
The permit, which expires on August 31, 2017, allows Nestlé Waters to draw 204 gallons a minute, on average, over a 30-day period, which is unchanged from what the Company was permitted to draw in its previous permit.
The Company will be permitted to draw up to 250 gallons a minute between April 1st and September 30th in each of the next five years as long as its monthly average equates to 204 gallons a minute or less over that same five-month period.
Over the last 12-month period, an annual report filed with Ontario Ministry of Environment indicates that the Company drew about 40% of the spring water it is permitted to take under the terms and conditions of its permit. This figure has remained within the 13% to 70% range since Nestlé Waters purchased the well in 2000. The well has been in production since 1988.
“The current permit provides additional flexibility to deal with the day-to-day demands on our business during the spring and summer months without compromise to the long term sustainability of the local water resource,” explained Don DeMarco, Natural Resources Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada. “Our long term monitoring program has now been in place for more than a decade and indicates that withdrawals from the deep bedrock aquifer are sustainable. We’re really getting to understand the system and will continue to manage our business accordingly to ensure we meet our monthly and annual limit obligations to OMOE, the Grand River Conservation Authority and our neighbours.”
About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Greenwich, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling 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
Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370