RED BOILING SPRINGS, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2009) — The Nestlé Waters North America Macon County Bottling Facility has donated two truckloads of water to winter-weather affected Hart County, Ky. The county was without municipal water Wednesday evening due to a power outage at the Mumfordsville water plant. There are currently 20,000 people living in that area.
A second truckload of water will be delivered to the area Thursday afternoon. The municipal water pumps are reportedly now ready for use, but residents are under a "boil water" requirement.
“Having access to clean, safe drinking water is vital, and it’s our goal to assist our neighbors – both in Macon County and beyond – whenever the need arises,” said Mark Smidebush, plant manager of the Macon County Bottling Facility.
Hart County is 80 miles north of Red Boiling Springs, in south central Kentucky.
The initial truckload of water was delivered to an emergency response station in Mumfordsville by 6 p.m., Wednesday evening, January 28. This was less than five hours after the plant received the call asking for assistance from an emergency response coordinator from the area.
Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is the number one bottled water company in the U.S. Its family of 15 well-known brands includes Poland Spring® Brand Natural Spring Water the leading spring water brand in America. Based in Greenwich, Conn., Nestlé Waters North America’s 9,000 employees provide bottled water products to consumers across the country, including Ozarka® Natural Spring Water and Nestlé ® Pure Life®. The Macon County Bottling Facility opened in 2003. Visit us at www.Nestle-WatersNA.com