To Press Releases listNov 28, 2010
Nestlé Waters Canada donates $1,300 worth of water to help School District 20 cope with lead levels in water
Bottled water will be provided until school water quality improves
HOPE, British Columbia – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $1,300 worth of bottled water to School District 20 to help the school board deal with high lead levels in its water infrastructure at Rossland Secondary School and MacLean Elementary School.
More than 7,840 bottles of water will be distributed to students at both schools until the water quality in both facilities returns to acceptable limits. If more bottled water is required, Nestlé Waters Canada has committed to donate more.
The Company also donated the cost of shipping the water to the schools from its distribution centre in Chilliwack, which was estimated to be an additional $1,000.
Nestlé Waters Canada regularly donates bottled water to municipalities and other organizations in need during local, provincial and national emergencies. Over the last ten years, the Company has donated millions of bottles of water during floods in Manitoba and New Brunswick, forest fires in British Columbia and northern Ontario and boil-water advisories and other potable water challenges across Canada.
About Kootenay Columbia School District 20
Kootenay Columbia School District 20, committed to serving learners, in partnership with its community, by providing quality public education, is located in southwestern British Columbia, close to the United States border on the slopes of the picturesque Monashee and Selkirk Mountains and in the valleys of the Lower Columbia River Basin. The School District’s 17 schools, including eight elementary, three secondary schools and three alternate schools, serve six municipalities and more than 4,200 students. The District employs more than 650 people.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.sd20.bc.ca.
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