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A Lot Of Bottled Water Comes From Drought-Stricken California

Some Brands Are Still Bottling Water In Drought-Stricken Regions California is currently experiencing a historic drought, and residents are facing mandatory water cutbacks for the first time ever. Companies like Nestlé and PepsiCo, however, continue to bottle water sourced from the thirstiest parts of the state. Bottled water sources, by brand Drought condition, as of April 7 Exceptional drought 1 Extreme drought 1 Severe drought - Moderate drought Abnormally dry • Crystal Geyser • Arrowhead (Nestlé) • Aquafina (PepsiCo) • Ozarka (Nestlé) • Ice Mountain (Nestlé) • Zephyrhills (Nestlé) • Pure Life (Nestlé) Deer Park (Nestlé) • Poland Spring (Nestlé) O Groundwater source O Municipal water source Percent of U.S. retail sales 1 Company bottles in California Note: May not include all bottled water brands or source locations. For example, The Coca-Cola Co. bottles Dasani water in California as well as other states, but specific bottling locations were unavailable. Private-label bottled water, which makes up the largest share of the bottled water retail sales in the U.S., is similarly sourced from wells or municipal water supplies around the country. One private-label water bottler listed bottling locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. *Owned by The Coca-Cola Co., which operates bottling plants in California. The U.S. Bottled Water Market Is Growing And A Lot Of It's Coming From The Driest Parts Of California Americans' consumption of bottled water increased by 50 percent in 10 years. California's groundwater is drying up, and recent snowpack levels have been far below average. Gallons per capita Change in groundwater well levels from spring 2013 to spring 2014 35 Negative change Positive change Percent of normal snow water equivalent in mountains for April 8, 2015 30.8 30 Northern Sierra/Trinity 8% 25 Central Sierra 8% Southern Sierra 7% 20 20.1 O Groundwater source O Municipal water source I Groundwater basin • Crystal Geyser • Arrowhead • Aquafina • Pure Life 15 10 THE HUFFINGTON POST Sources: U.S. Drought Monitor, California Department of Water Resources, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Beverage Marketing Corporation, Natural Earth, Euromonitor, The Coca-Cola Co. Zephyrhills 1.2% Ice Mountain 1.5% Dannon* 1.6% Arrowhead 1.6% Ozarka 1.9% Crystal Geyser 2.2% nsfan Deer Park 2.2% Poland Spring %E'S Aquafina %6'S Pure Life 6.7% Dasani* Glacéau* Private label 26.8%

A Lot Of Bottled Water Comes From Drought-Stricken California

shared by alissascheller on Sep 02
California's in the middle of an epic drought -- but that hasn't stopped bottled water production in the state. Even as residents face mandatory cutbacks and fields lie fallow, companies continue pump...


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