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Statement by: Kent Koptiuch Florida Natural Resource Manager Nestlé Waters North America

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Jul 26, 2011

For Immediate Release
July 27, 2011

“At Nestlé Waters, we work diligently to protect the natural springs and watersheds that provide our customers with trusted natural spring water. The care we take to select and manage our water sources, to ensure they are renewable and sustainable, is fundamental to our business practices.

For one year, our team of hydrogeologists and independent scientists monitored and conducted research at Allen Spring in Wacissa to scientifically determine if the resource was sufficiently abundant and sustainable to serve as a spring source for our company. Our research included an evaluation of precipitation, flow and water levels.

After a thorough review of the data, we have determined that while the Wacissa River springs complex continues to produce an abundant 200 million gallons of water per day or more, Allen Spring is naturally subject to seasonal low flows that do not meet our strict selection criteria for a stable, sustainable water supply.

We have shared this data with the Suwannee River Water Management District to support their ongoing assessment of the watershed and informed them that this concludes our exploration of spring sources on the Wacissa River.”

Contact: Ryan Duffy
(850) 222-1996

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