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Zephyrhills® Brand Supports “Make-A-Splash” Project WET Festival at Crystal Springs Preserve

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Feb 27, 2014

Zephyrhills® Brand Supports “Make-A-Splash” Project WET Festival at Crystal Springs Preserve Providing Hands-On Water Education to Local Elementary Students

Festival is part of a series of community events Nestlé Waters North America 
will take part in across the country in 2014

Crystal Springs, FL – February 28, 2014 – Nestlé Waters North America announced today it will be a proud supporter of the eighth annual “Make-A-Splash” Project WET Festival at the Crystal Springs Preserve on Friday, February 28. The support is in celebration of Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water’s 50th anniversary and in anticipation of World Water Day on March 22. More than 400 fourth grade students from Hillsborough and Pasco counties will experience a full day of hands-on activities meant to promote awareness of water resources. Zephyrhills® Brand representatives will volunteer their time, joining the staff from Crystal Springs Preserve to educate the children. 

In partnership with Project WET, the Zephyrhills® Brand aims to provide children, parents, educators and influencers in the community with the resources to further their knowledge of water.  Nestlé Waters supports Project WET in many communities around the world, helping kids appreciate and conserve water in a way that is as much educational as it is fun.  

“Water resources affect the health and well-being of everyone and every living thing on the planet,” said Kent Koptiuch, Nestlé Waters Natural Resource Specialist for Florida. “Starting at a young age, Floridians need be aware of the importance of water quality.  Nestlé Waters is committed to providing the necessary tools to educate our future generations about this precious renewable resource.”

Over the past seven years, the “Make-A-Splash” Project WET Festival has educated over 2,500 Floridian students.  Festival activities include learning sessions on water quality, a tour of the spring, a presentation on Florida’s aquaculture and arts and crafts.  The festival occurs annually and is sponsored by Zephyrhills® and the Crystal Springs Foundation. This year, participating schools include:

Pasco County:

Veterans Elementary
26940 Progress Parkway
Wesley Chapel, FL

Wesley Chapel Elementary
30243 Wells Road
Wesley Chapel, FL

Hillsborough County:

Maniscalco Elementary
901 East Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL

Carrolwood Day School
1515 W. Bearss Avenue
Tampa, FL

About Nestlé Waters North America

As the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S., Nestlé Waters North America provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of healthy beverages.  Among them are natural spring water brands such as Poland Spring ®, Deer Park®, Zephyrhills® and Arrowhead®.  Its national purified brand is Nestlé® Pure Life®.  International brands include Perrier® and S.Pellegrino®.  The company’s line of ready-to-drink teas now includes Nestea®, Sweet Leaf® and Tradewinds®.  Based in Stamford, Connecticut with 7,500 employees nationwide, Nestlé Waters strives to reduce its environmental footprint, improve recycling rates in North America, and create shared value in those communities where it has operations.  

The company’s 10 full-time Natural Resource Managers, trained hydrologists, geologists and engineers monitor our spring sources and manage them for long-term sustainability. To reach success, the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment, and respect for the community. For more information, please visit

To learn more about Zephyrhills® Brand, please visit the brand website or on Facebook at   

About Crystal Springs Preserve 

Crystal Springs Preserve has served its guests in a number of ways over the millennia.  It has been a source of drinking water for Florida pioneers, the hub of a utopian community, a swimming hole, and the primary spring source for Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.  Thanks to a unique partnership between Nestlé Waters North America and the family of Robert Thomas, the spring has evolved into as a world-class environmental education center that teaches thousands of school-age children each year about springs ecology and the importance of conservation. For more information, please visit


"Students Make a Splash at Event" - The Tampa Tribune


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