Nestlé Waters Canada enters into option to purchase Middlebrook Water Co. spring water source in Centre Wellington

To Press Releases listMar 26, 2015

Water quality and quantity, OMOE approval will determine final purchase

CENTRE WELLINGTON, Ontario -- Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it is evaluating the Middlebrook Water Co. spring water source for potential acquisition, subject to confirmation that the groundwater onsite meets its quality and quantity requirements and, further, that the existing production permit will be renewed later this year by Ontario Ministry of Environment.

Nestlé Waters Canada would use the production well as a back-up or supplementary source to its main production well at Puslinch. Middlebrook Water Co., located on a five-acre site at 7334 Middlebrook Road, currently has a five-year water-drawing permit that expires in October 2015. The permit allows the company to draw 300 gallons of water per minute.

Andreanne Simard, Natural Resources Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada, explained that the Company will undertake significant hydro-geological, biological and other scientific testing over the next 120 days to confirm that the current water source meets Nestlé Waters’ quality standards and, further, that the production well can operate to its currently permitted level.

About Nestlé Waters Canada

Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is associated with Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, 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 400 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: (416) 458-3359 (cell)
Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com

Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370
Email: jalton@national.ca