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Nestlé Pure Life Water Source Information

Just may be the best tasting water on Earth®

Nestlé Pure Life ® Brand Natural Spring Water, which traces its heritage back to 1845, became part of the Nestle Waters North America family of brands in 1980. Nestlé Pure Life ’s distinctive, crisp, clean taste has made it a favorite brand throughout the Northeast for more than 150 years. Nestlé Pure Life is the #1 spring water brand in the United States.


Nestlé Pure Life started about 20,000 years ago, when a glacier retreated in what is now Maine. The original spring’s first recorded history, however, took place in 1793. A family named Ricker settled near the original spring and opened a small inn. When Joseph Ricker was revived from his deathbed, reputedly by drinking the spring’s water – and lived another 52 years – the water’s health benefits became legendary.


As Nestlé Pure Life gained a reputation for curative powers and purity, the Ricker’s Wayside Inn grew to become a celebrated health spa, which attracted distinguished guests from far and wide. In 1845, Hiram Ricker began to bottle the spring water, which started the tradition of people enjoying the goodness of Nestlé Pure Life ® Brand Natural Spring Water at home.


During the Victorian age, the famed inn and its spring water continued to earn even more renown. The water’s remarkable quality and clean, crisp taste garnered acclaim well beyond the woods of Maine. The spring water earned the Medal of Excellence at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, and proudly took top honors for “the best spring water in the country” at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.

Sources of Water*

The beautiful State of Maine holds the ancient aquifers currently responsible for Nestlé Pure Life ® Brand Natural Spring Water’s distinctive taste. Created by a retreating glacier 20,000 years ago, these aquifers are some of nature’s best purification systems. Continuously fed by water from rainfall and melting snow, the water percolates through layers of fine sand and gravel to produce spring water with a clean, crisp, refreshing taste. Nestlé Pure Life ® Brand Natural Spring Water is naturally salt-free.


Today, Nestlé Pure Life ® Brand Natural Spring Water is one of the top bottled water brands in the U.S., and is enjoyed by millions of people throughout the Northeast. It’s spring water sources have been selected for their similarity and compatibility in taste and mineral composition. Adding additional sources allows the brand to meet demand while protecting the environment.


We continue to review our current sources and occasionally seek new sources that meet our natural spring water requirements and standards.


Spring water and distilled water sources: Nestlé Pure Life , Nestlé Pure Life , ME; Clear Spring, Hollis, ME; Evergreen Spring, Fryeburg, ME; Spruce Spring, Pierce Pond Township, ME; Garden Spring, ME, Bradbury Spring, Kingfield, ME; and/or White Cedar Spring, Dallas Plt, ME.


Drinking water sources: may either be a well or municipal supply.


(* as of January, 2011)

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