As Nestlé Waters North America continues to share our perspective on the California drought and our operations there, NWNA CEO Tim Brown recently posted an updated statement on the social media publishing site Medium.com. Concerned about the impact of our operations in California? Nestlé answers your questions.
We are strongly committed to responsible water management and fully share concerns about water use and water availability, especially during times of drought. Our longstanding water management practices include consistent monitoring of our spring sources, in line with the group-wide Nestlé Commitment on Water Stewardship.
The Nestlé Waters Cabazon, California bottling plant and spring source are located within the sovereign property of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, with whom the company has an agreement to purchase groundwater from an aquifer on their land.
Each month we report our water use from the aquifer supplying our Cabazon operation to the appropriate governing body, which in this case is the Tribe. In addition, we have regular meetings with Tribal water officials and a neutral third-party official from a Southern California regional water agency to discuss local conditions and water conservation efforts.
The Nestlé Waters Cabazon bottling facility’s water use represents a fraction of 1% (0.2%) of total demand for water in the neighboring Coachella Valley. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has publicly recognized our company as a good partner who uses water responsibly and sustainably.
We regularly engage with Tribal water officials on the current drought situation and water resource management at Cabazon to ensure the long term sustainability of this water supply.
Learn more about our water stewardship in California.
Learn more about Nestlé Waters North America water use.
Learn more about bottled water's water use from the International Bottled Water Association.