Nestlé Waters Canada voluntarily reduces water-taking to support GRCA Level 1 drought condition response

To Press Releases listApr 25, 2012

Nestlé Waters Canada voluntarily reduces water-taking to support GRCA Level 1 drought condition response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday April 26, 2012

Company reduces Puslinch, Hillsburgh draws by 10% until further notice

TOWN OF ERIN and TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that, effective immediately, it will voluntarily reduce its water-taking by 10% until further notice in support of yesterday’s declaration by Grand River Conservation Authority that Level 1 drought conditions are occurring across the Grand River watershed.

This GRCA declaration represents the second such occasion in the last five years that the local conservation authority has issued such a statement – and the second time Nestlé Waters has voluntarily reduced its water-taking. The last event occurred during the early Summer of 2007.

“While the total local bottled water industry, including Nestlé Waters Canada, represents less than 0.0053% of the entire watershed and our Company draws slightly more than 1% of the Mill Creek sub-watershed at this time of year, we are not a large water drawer, but we believe it is important that all industrial water users do what they can to help alleviate the situation when drought conditions occur,” explained Don DeMarco, Natural Resources Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada. “We will work with GRCA staff to voluntarily manage our operations accordingly until further notice.”

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