Nestlé Waters Canada Puslinch production well permit to take water renewed for five years

To Press Releases listApr 28, 2011

Nestlé Waters Canada Puslinch production well permit to take water renewed for five years

Daily volume of permitted water-taking remains unchanged

TOWNSHIP of PUSLINCH, Ontario -- Nestlé Waters Canada, 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 Puslinch production well.

The permit, which expires on April 29, 2016, allows Nestlé Waters to draw 660 gallons a minute, which is unchanged from what the Company was permitted to draw in its previous permit.

Over the last 12-month period, the most recent annual report filed with Ontario Ministry of Environment indicated that the Company drew about 43% of the spring water it is permitted to take under the terms and conditions of its permit. This figure has remained within the 20% to 66% range since Nestlé Waters purchased the well in 2001. The well has been in production since 1980.

No additional conditions were attached to the most recent permit.

“The ongoing monitoring and recent extended pumping test indicate that the water taking is not having an impact on other groundwater uses. The history of this taking also indicates that there has been no interference with either quantity or quality on other groundwater uses,” wrote OMOE officials in their letter of approval to Nestlé Waters. “The current taking does not affect the City of Guelph or any other water users. The City of Guelph confirmed in their technical comments to the Ministry that this taking will not interfere with the City’s interests over the next five years.

“Following a thorough review by the Ministry’s technical staff of the permit application, supporting reports, environmental monitoring data and the comments and submissions received up to the point of decision, the Director is confident that this taking is sustainable and poses no threat to groundwater uses over the next five years.”

“We are generally satisfied with the requirements of this latest permit,” explained Don DeMarco, Natural Resources Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada. “As we indicated during the application process, we do not require a greater volume of water overall and, thus, did not apply to draw more water. We 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

Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com

Jamie Jo Alton

National Public Relations

Telephone: (416) 848-1370

Email: jalton@national.ca