Guided by a field staff of Natural Resource Managers (NRMs), we carefully look for sustainable and clean water sources. When considering new spring sources, we first look to engage with local community stakeholders to create a dialogue and ensure they are aware of who we are, and how we sustainably operate and care for water sources. Most importantly, we listen to understand how we could add value to their community.
This is part of our Community First principle, which states that our operations should only positively impact the people, environment and economy of communities where we live and work. Once selected, we monitor our springs so they remain sustainable sources of water—now and for future generations. Today, we manage 47 spring sites. We spend millions of dollars each year maintaining these spring sites and more than 20,000 acres of watershed land as open space, helping to safeguard the local ecosystems.
Our NRMs—whether they are professionally trained engineers, geologists, or hydrogeologists—follow rigorous monitoring processes including four key elements: water recharge, water levels, water flows, and water withdrawal. Each spring requires a tailored approach because of its unique geologic and climatic conditions.
We explore areas to understand spring water resource potential for both immediate and future needs, given the growing consumer demand for quality spring water.