Sustainable Resource Management
Our continued success depends on the responsible management of the water sources we rely on for long-term sustainability. For that reason – and because it is the right thing to do – we only ever take what local aquifers can naturally replenish.
Our commitment to sustainable resource management is largely driven by the passion and expertise of our Natural Resource Managers, who are professionally trained and certified water scientists, geologists, and engineers. They follow a rigorous monitoring process to ensure all water sources are cared for and managed responsibly.
Protecting Pennsylvania Water Sources
Our long history in Pennsylvania coupled with our expertise in spring water management helps inform the ways in which we care for seven Pennsylvania spring sites and the land around them. Aside from making sure the spring sources are managed responsibly and sustainably, we work hard to protect water quality and maintain the environment where these springs are located. At some of our eastern Deer Park® spring sites in Pennsylvania, these efforts include stream corridor improvements, habitat enhancement and bank stabilization.
We withdraw less than 1% (0.02 percent) of the total water withdrawn each day in Pennsylvania. That water we withdraw is not wasted – it is used efficiently and effectively, and bottled so that Deer Park® 100% Natural Spring Water can be consumed as part of a healthy diet.How much water do we use in the process?
We have the lowest water footprint in the beverage industry - using an average of 1.94 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water. This includes water used in the factory AND water used by suppliers or third parties for packaging, energy and transportation.
Our commitment to the planet goes beyond just caring about water.
In 2009, our Pure Life® facility in Allentown became the first food manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
Today, both of our Pennsylvania plants have a 100% recycling rate and employ water saving features which conserve over 50 percent more water than the regulated minimum.