Deer Park Bottled Water

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1.     Where is the original source for this water?
Deer Park Brand Natural Spring water was first bottled in Western Maryland in the Appalachian Moutains. Today, Deer Park has carefully selected additional sources in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida including Frontier Springs located in New Tripoli, PA; Bangor, PA, Stroudsburg, PA; Hegins, PA, South Coventry, PA; Pine Grove, PA and/or Oakland, MD; Spring of Life, Lake County, FL and/or Crystal Springs, Pasco County, FL; White Springs, Liberty County, FL and/or Blue Springs, Madison County, FL; Glenwood Spring, St. Albans, ME; Sweetwater Falls, Hohenwald, TN.
 
2.     How large/productive/reliable is this source?
Deer Park is a part of the Nestle Waters of North America.  Last year, in North America the company gross 3.92 billion dollars in 2008. Five other brands are a part of the Company including: Arrowhead, Poland Springs, Ozark Hills, and Zephyrhills, and Ice Mountain.

3.     Is the Water High Quality? Is it treated to remove contaminants, or to add “enhancements?”
The water is filtered in two advanced micro-filters, designed specifically to filter the spring water.  These filters are designed to remove 0.2 micron in diameter.  Next, ultraviolet light and ozone disinfection take place to remove bacteria that can be found in the water. Minerals are added to the water. 

4.     Once treated, what does it contain?
Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Fluorine, Magnesium, Bicarbonate, Nitrate, Chloride, Copper, Sulfate, Arsenic, and Lead.

5.     Is it safe? How do you know? How often is it tested?
Deer Park Brand Spring Water reaches all the safety requirements set by the Nestle Brand, which follow all local, state, and federal bottled water requirements including the FDA and EPA standards. Deer Park also voluntarily undergoes inspections to all bottling facilities by the National Sanitation Foundation.  Nestle also employs the HACCP, also known as “Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point” inspection to all its factories.

6.     How is the water transported from its source to end consumers?
Spring water is carried to the plants by food-grade pipelines or delivery in stainless steel tankers.

7.     Does transport requires bottles or other containers? Where do these come from and how are they produced?
Bottles are manufactured on-site.  Packaging materials are rejected if they do not meet quality standards.

8.     How safe are the containers themselves?
The bottles undergo “Clean In Place” Sanitation Process, which recirculates detergent and sanitizes at the precise temperatures and time.

 9.     What are the costs to consumers?
Consumers are affected by the locations, where the water may be taken.  A 24 bottle case of water is $5.99.

10.  What else should people know about choices and trade-offs?
There are many different types and varieties 


For more information, please visit deer park's website at www.deerparkwater.com.   





References:

http://www.deerparkwater.com/KnowH2O/OurSources.aspx

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