Nestle will bottle city water at new plant


PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- Nestle Waters is ceasing production at the Phoenix factory, effective immediately.

Phoenix factory manager, Hugues Larente made the announcement in a press release on Monday.

“In response to the competitive situation, we have been evolving our operations to meet our future needs and to position the company for long-term success. As another step toward that goal, we have made the decision to cease production at our Phoenix factory, effective immediately. We plan to move the existing production line from Phoenix to another factory to support growth in a different part of the country,” Larente said.

In 2016, Nestle spent $35 million turning the warehouse near 43rd Avenue and Buckeye Road into a facility which bottled several million gallons of city water each year. The facility opened in July 2018.

At the time, Nestle company officials said their plan to bottle Phoenix city water made good business sense.

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Nestle company officials said water delivery service will continue to operate as normal in Phoenix. They will move those operations to another location, not yet announced.

Arizona's Family reached out to the City of Phoenix for a statement on Nestle's decision, but we have not yet heard back. 


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what the heck did i just read?!


I remember protest, Water is a huge concern in the desert and they want to bottle 100's of millions of gallons and ship to places that have no lack of water concerns...It was stupid to begin with


redboyds As long as it was sold in Phoenix (and it was) what difference does it make? You either get it from your tap or from theirs. If you are going to complain about the waste of water what about the Tempe pond? That thing boils off more water a week that the bottling plant used all year, and the bottled water went for a useful purpose..


Screww finite resources! As long as there's crappy jerbs for unskilled people, who cares? I bet you'll change your tune when Lake Mead's water level continues to dwindle. Conservatives have absolutely no foresight and don't care about the future. As long as something doesn't affect you directly right this minute, you don't give a sh*t, which is incredibly shallow. (Pun intended.)


i think you've completely missed the point...?


[sneaky]I knew it was tap water


Sure it is tap waster. With a couple of exceptions all the bottled water is tap water.


Usually "bottled from a municipal source" is a giveaway.


Good. It shouldn't have opened to begin with.


"They will move those operations to another location, not yet announced." Mexico?

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