Putting the Michigan Community First

We have been proud to live and work in Michigan for more than 15 years and are an active member of the Michigan community. We put community first, which includes supporting local community efforts and providing aid in times of need. For more than 200 of us, Michigan is more than a place to work – it’s home.

Make a Splash 

Community Open House for Evart Recycling Center to Take Place on Saturday, July 13

A local 4-H Club and their leader, Doug Rueffer and his family, have been leading an area recycling initiative, named the “Recycle Bulls,” for more than ten years. In 2018, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) donated a building to the group to provide them with a location to build their recycling program. NWNA, in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful, provided additional funding needed to complete the building construction, including electricity, paving and other building upgrades. The funding also enabled the group to purchase two balers and a forklift truck.

To officially dedicate the recycling center, a community open house will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Light refreshments will be served. The event, which is open to the public, is in conjunction with the center’s normal operating hours, which are the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon throughout the year.

Learn more and get details on the open house. 

Providing On-The-Go Hydration

In July 2018, we introduced our latest initiative to provide on-the-go hydration for Michigan through our new Ice Mountain® Hydration Station. This mobile trailer is visiting events in Flint through Labor Day so community members can enjoy complimentary Ice Mountain® Brand spring water poured into their cups or reusable bottles to stay hydrated out in the summer heat. By the end of the year, we anticipate that we will have served Michigan communities with more than 1,100 gallons of water from our Ice Mountain® Hydration Station.

We are excited that we now have two Hydration Stations – one Poland Spring®, serving communities in Maine, and one Ice Mountain®, serving communities in Michigan


In addition to water donations, we continue to work with Keep America Beautiful to install recycling infrastructure throughout Flint schools and develop a recycling awareness program to help keep plastic bottles out of landfills.

Learn more about how we are caring for the people of Flint


Ongoing Community Support

We are committed to helping the Michigan communities where we live and work thrive. We invest in the wellbeing of the local community and environment through various water donations, community sponsorships and volunteering efforts.

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Our employees live our values of community and sustainability. This includes volunteering their personal time to various environmental and community service initiatives across the state including, but not limited to, annual clean-ups and food drives.


  • We partner with local community organizations on yearly cleanups along the Muskegon River to remove rubbish along a 10-mile stretch of land alongside the river.
  • We also support annual cleanups of Highways M-20 and US-10, helping to prevent roadside debris from finding its way into the rivers.

Annual Food Drive

  • Each year, our Michigan employees participate in a company-wide Better Lives Food Drive to help provide nutritious food and beverages to those in need. In 2017, with over 91% participation across all locations, Nestlé Waters donations totaled 52,507.9 lbs. of food, which is equivalent to 43,757 meals for children and families across the United States.