Nestlé Waters Canada voluntarily reduces water-taking to support GRCA Level 2 drought condition response

To Press Releases listJul 18, 2012

Nestlé Waters Canada voluntarily reduces water-taking to support GRCA Level 2 drought condition response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday July 19, 2012

Company reduces Hillsburgh well draw by 20% until further notice

TOWN OF ERIN, 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 20% until further notice in support of today’s declaration by Grand River Conservation Authority that Level 2 drought conditions are occurring in the Eramosa River sub-watershed.

This GRCA declaration represents the third such occasion in the last five years that the local conservation authority has issued such a statement – and the third time Nestlé Waters has voluntarily reduced its water-taking. The last two events occurred in April 2012 and during the early Summer of 2007.

“While the total local bottled water industry, including ourselves, represents less than 0.0053% of the entire Grand River watershed and we are not a large water drawer, we believe it is vitally 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 have back-up plans in place that will help us manage our business through this drought period while fully respecting the natural conditions we operate in.”

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