Nestlé Waters in Florida
We have worked to be a good neighbor in Florida for decades. Our commitment goes beyond just caring about the water. We support communities across the state through job creation, water education, donations, disaster relief, partnerships, and employee volunteerism.
We employ more than 800 people in the state of Florida. At our three water bottling factories in Zephyrhills, Madison and High Springs, our employees make bottled water for three Nestlé Waters brands, including Zephyrhills® Brand Natural Spring Water, Deer Park® Brand Natural Spring Water and Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water.
We source water for these brands from five different locations in Florida: Crystal Springs in Crystal Springs (Pasco County), Cypress Springs in Vernon (Washington County), Blue Springs in Lee (Madison County), Ginnie Springs in High Springs (Gilchrist County), and White Springs in White Springs (Liberty County). These springs are all listed on the product labels of the products that are produced in Florida.
Water is not just our business, it’s also our passion. Over the years, we have developed and cared for these spring sites, and the land around them, to help provide safe, clean drinking water for communities across Florida and the Southeast U.S. through sustainable spring water withdrawal, while helping maintain a healthy and viable ecosystem.
Positive Economic Impact for Florida
Nestlé Waters North America is proud of our contributions to Florida communities and the state economy. According to a recent Economic Impact Study we conducted in Florida, the total economic impact of our operations exceeded $256 million in 2018. This includes directly and indirectly supporting 1,700+ Florida jobs with annual total wages of $93 million. In that same year we also purchased more than $125 million in goods and services, and contributed more than $7 million in state and local taxes. Tax revenues are especially important because they are used to fund fire and police departments, roads, utilities, human services, parks and recreation, and other essential public services.