Undercurrents: beneath the obvious

December 8, 2006

Great Lakes Basin Water Bottlers – a list

Filed under: Bottled Water — nemo @ 9:37 pm

The bottle water industry is dominated by thee large transnational corporations: Coca-Cola, Pepsico, and Nestle. In April 2005, Coca-Cola took control over its former joint venture deal with Group Danone and expanded its stable of water brands to include Evian, Sparkletts, and Dannon.

Based in Switzerland, Nestle is the world’s 53rd biggest corporation and the world’s largest producer of food and bottled water. Nestle controls about one-third of the global bottled water market. The company produces 75 different types of bottled water at 103 factories in 36 countries.

These tables are the locations and companies drawing water from the Great Lakes water basin and bottling under a variety of brands. This is a work in progress — additions and corrections more than welcome. Please use the comments box for these and I will update the tables.

Ontario

City Company Brands Source(s)
Brampton Coca-Cola Dasani
Guelph Nestle Aberfoyle
Tim Horton’s
Aberfoyl Springs, Guelph, Ontario
Erin Springs, Hillsburgh, Ontario
Mississauga Pepsico    

Quebec

City Company Brands Source(s)
Anjou Coca-Cola Dasani
Naya
Labrador
Laurentienne
Naturo
Mirabel, QC
Athelstan, QC
Peidmont, QC
St-Fulgence, QC
Ste-Marie-de-Blanford, QC
Lachine Coca-Cola Dasani
Naya
Labrador
Laurentienne
Naturo
Mirabel, QC
Athelstan, QC
Peidmont, QC
St-Fulgence, QC
Ste-Marie-de-Blanford, QC
Laval Nestle    
Mirabel Coca-Cola Dasani
Naya
Labrador
Laurentienne
Naturo
Mirabel, QC
Athelstan, QC
Peidmont, QC
St-Fulgence, QC
Ste-Marie-de-Blanford, QC
Saint Laurent Pepsico    
Sainte Foy Pepsico    
Trois Rivieres Coca-Cola Dasani
Naya
Labrador
Laurentienne
Naturo
Mirabel, QC
Athelstan, QC
Peidmont, QC
St-Fulgence, QC
Ste-Marie-de-Blanford, QC

Illinois

City Company Brands Source(s)
Chicago / Niles Coca-Cola Dasani  

Michigan
Michigan has 44 licensed water bottlers, but only three pumped more than 1 million gallons of water in 2006. Nestle’s Ice Mountain facility is by far the largest water bottler in Michigan.

Pepsi and Coke buy water from the city of Detroit, purify it and sell it as Aquafina and Dasani. Because those companies purchase water from a municipal water supply, they are not required to report the volume of water used.

Michigan’s second-largest water bottler, Absopure, bottled 54 million gallons of groundwater. The only other firm that bottled more than 1 million gallons of Michigan water last year was Shay, which bottled 1.1 million gallons.

City Company Brands Source(s)
Detroit Pepsico    
Dexter Avita Avita Michigan Ausable State Forest – 75,000 million gallons per year flow continuously from twin artesian springs
Stanwood Nestle Ice Mountain Santuary Spring, Rodney, MI
Wells, Stanwood, MI

Its Stanwood plant bottled 226 million gallons of groundwater last year.

Nestlé is seeking state permission to pump 70 million more gallons of water from the headwaters of two trout streams; currently the company pumps 270 million gallons of water a year from underground springs and from the city of Evart’s municipal water system.

Ohio

City Company Brands Source(s)
Twinsburg Pepsico    

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5 Comments »

  1. Indiana – there is a Aquafina bottling plant in Munster that sells Lake Michigan water drawn from Hammond. The plant is affiliated with Pepsi.

    Comment by Carolyn Marsh — October 3, 2007 @ 6:38 pm | Reply

  2. “Based in Switzerland, Nestle is the world’s 53rd biggest corporation and the world’s largest producer of food and bottled water.”

    Wow didnt know nestle was world largest bottled water maker.

    Comment by Traffic Ticket in Ontario — December 14, 2007 @ 9:12 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Christiana Calicut — July 8, 2013 @ 3:05 am | Reply

  5. Besides losing the water, all those plastic bottles are going somewhere to landfills -What is the result of that to the environment?

    Comment by Wanda L. Ford — January 1, 2014 @ 2:03 pm | Reply


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