Our Response to the State Water Resources Control Board Staff Recommendation Regarding Our Operations in Strawberry Canyon

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For more than 125 years, BlueTriton Brands and its predecessors have sustainably collected water from Arrowhead Springs in Strawberry Canyon. We take pride in being good stewards of the environment, while providing an excellent product loved by Californians.

We are disappointed with the recommendation by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) staff concerning our water rights in Strawberry Canyon. The SWRCB staff report and draft cease-and-desist order, which is a part of the normal investigative process, errs with respect to several critical hydrogeological and legal conclusions. They are contrary to California water rights law and a departure from long-standing SWRCB practice and precedent. It is our view that they have not fairly considered the extensive information and data we have provided to them. As such, BlueTriton Brands will pursue all legal options available to correct the SWRCB staff’s misinterpretation of established California water law.

Following the conclusion of the appeal process, we will comply with any final determination. In the meantime, we will continue to cooperate with the Board and staff.

Learn more about Arrowhead spring water and the journey from Strawberry Canyon.