Nestlé Waters in Pennsylvania OUR PROPOSED PROJECT

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We work hard to be a responsible neighbor. We know this requires active listening, collaboration, community investment, and the ability to address the unique needs, concerns, and priorities of your community. Above all else, it requires that we employ the principle we call Community First. Our Community First approach means that we operate in a manner that creates shared value for everyone involved. Put another way, it means as we develop our operations, we look for ways to positively impact the people, environment and economy of your community. It also means the needs of the community come first. Always. In a drought situation, we can and do adjust our operations to ensure they will not compromise the health and wellbeing of the community or the environment. Clean drinking water is essential to life, and we believe that access to water is a fundamental human right. That’s why responsibly managing water sources and the areas around them is our top priority. Protecting the natural resource on which our business relies is not only critical to the success of our company, but it is deeply embedded in the values we hold as people and as a company. Working together with the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC), Nestlé Waters has identified the Spring and Benner Township area of Centre County as the leading candidate for our third Pennsylvania bottling facility. Our Plan As part of our continued effort to work hand-in-hand with the communities in which we operate and seek to operate, we have revitalized the process in how we approach sourcing spring water – we call it our Siting Framework. We want to be transparent about our process, which is why we have approached the Spring and Benner Township community at this early stage. Our proposed plan is to purchase water from the Spring Township Water Authority and build a $50 million factory in Spring or Benner Township. This purchase would provide a revenue stream of more than $500,000 annually to the Water Authority, and support approximately 50 local jobs at the factory. Timeline We are in the early stages of a thorough scientific review process that includes monitoring water quality and quantity. Our primary goal at this stage is to ensure that the water source could sustainably support our factory over the long-term, without having any adverse impact on local water resources. If our studies confirm that this is the case, we will move forward and pursue a bottling factory location in the Spring or Benner Township community. We expect to make a decision in 2018. CREATING JOBS WHILE PROTECTING COMMUNITY WATER RESOURCES Nestlé Waters in Pennsylvania OUR PROPOSED PROJECT COMMUNITY FIRST Call 1-800-450-7599 Toll Free to speak with a Nestlé Waters representative in Pennsylvania. Feb. 2018
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We work hard to be a responsible neighbor. We know this requires active listening, collaboration, community investment, and the ability to address the unique needs, concerns, and priorities of your community. Above all else, it requires that we employ the principle we call Community First.
Our Community First approach means that we operate in a manner that creates shared value for everyone involved. Put another way, it means as we develop our operations, we look for ways to positively impact the people, environment and economy of your community.
It also means the needs of the community come first. Always. In a drought situation, we can and do adjust our operations to ensure they will not compromise the health and wellbeing of the community or the environment.
Clean drinking water is essential to life, and we believe that access to water is a fundamental human right. That’s why responsibly managing water sources and the areas around them is our top priority.
Protecting the natural resource on which our business relies is not only critical to the success of our company, but it is deeply embedded in the values we hold as people and as a company.
Working together with the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC), Nestlé Waters has identified the Spring and Benner Township area of Centre County as the leading candidate for our third Pennsylvania bottling facility.
Our Plan
As part of our continued effort to work hand-in-hand with the communities in which we operate and seek to operate, we have revitalized the process in how we approach sourcing spring water – we call it our Siting Framework. We want to be transparent about our process, which is why we have approached the Spring and Benner Township community at this early stage.
Our proposed plan is to purchase water from the Spring Township Water Authority and build a $50 million factory in Spring or Benner Township. This purchase would provide a revenue stream of more than $500,000 annually to the Water Authority, and support approximately 50 local jobs at the factory.
Timeline
We are in the early stages of a thorough scientific review process that includes monitoring water quality and quantity. Our primary goal at this stage is to ensure that the water source could sustainably support our factory over the long-term, without having any adverse impact on local water resources. If our studies confirm that this is the case, we will move forward and pursue a bottling factory location in the Spring or Benner Township community. We expect to make a decision in 2018.
CREATING JOBS WHILE PROTECTING COMMUNITY WATER RESOURCES
Nestlé Waters in Pennsylvania
COMMUNITY FIRST
Call 1-800-450-7599 Toll Free to speak with a Nestlé Waters representative in Pennsylvania.
Feb. 2018
Sound Science & Stewardship
Our water use is closely managed by a team of professional hydrogeologists and engineers who conduct extensive scientific studies and monitoring to ensure all sources are managed for long-term sustainability.
Good, Safe, Family-Wage Jobs
Our bottling plant would employ approximately 50 full-time employees and support up to 90 additional jobs.
Transparency & Partnership
We work hard to be a good neighbor, which to us means putting communities first. We are committed to sharing information, maintaining open lines of communication, and supporting the communities where we currently operate and would seek to operate.
Positive Economic Impact
We would invest approximately $50 million to build our bottling facility. It is estimated to generate more than $58 million in positive economic impact each year of operations.
Regulatory Oversight
We comply with permits and regulatory oversight by agencies such as local municipal boards, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Why do you want to build another factory?
We serve consumers by providing convenient, clean, high quality, and safe water. Demand for bottled water has increased as more consumers choose healthy, low-calorie beverage options over soda. We are looking to build another facility in the Mid-Atlantic to continue efficiently and sustainably serving regional consumers’ needs.
What are you doing to reduce the environmental impact of your packaging?
Over the past 24 years, we’ve saved six billion pounds of plastic and reduced CO2 emissions by 770,000 tons by reducing the plastic content of our bottles and shrinking our label size. We know the work we have already done is not enough. Last year, we helped launch the NaturALL Bottle Alliance to develop a plastic bottle made from 100% sustainable and renewable bio-based material. We will make the technology available to the entire industry.
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What is the environmental impact of building another factory?
We’re committed to building the factory to meet U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements.
LEED is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability which provides a framework to create environmentally friendly, highly efficient green buildings.
What does a Nestlé Waters facility look like?
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM NESTLÉ WATERS AS A NEIGHBOR
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Hear from our
NEIGHBORS Nestlé Waters has been operating a spring water collection facility in Lynn Township for about 17 years. Through the years, we have developed a great partnership and working relationship with the company. Nestlé Waters has always lived up to their commitments.
– Justin N. Smith, Chairman, Lynn Township Board of Supervisors
For more than a decade, Nestlé Waters North America has partnered with Wildlands Conservancy to make Project WET a reality for school-age children in the Lehigh Valley. As the region’s nonprofit land trust, we are ever grateful for Nestlé Waters’ investment in environmental education to help ensure a tomorrow for local conservation.
– Christopher M. Kocher, President, Wildlands Conservancy
Nestlé Waters has been a great long-term supporter of our watershed protection and public outreach programs here in the Lehigh Valley. Nestlé Waters has been a great community partner, eager to support our shared community, environmental and economic interests.
– Liesel Gross, Chief Administrative Officer, Lehigh County Authority
The leadership team of Nestle Waters North America understands its role as a community stakeholder, and commits time, resources, and expertise in the development of Lehigh Valley’s workforce.
– Nancy Dischinat, Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board




Clean, safe drinking water is essential to human life, and we believe that access to it is a fundamental human right.
Everyone, everywhere, should have consistent access to quality water to meet daily hydration, cooking and hygiene needs.
Learn more about our commitments, business practices, and operations in other states at www.nestle-watersna.com/en/who-we- are/frequently-asked-questions
Why Centre County?
Knowing that Centre County was home to a number of high- quality, high-volume sustainable springs, we reached out to the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County to learn more about the area. Centre County is special because it balances an abundance of high-quality spring water with a good environment and an active community.
Why Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania is already home for us and more than 600 employees who live, work and raise families in the communities where we operate. They are passionate about protecting their neighbors and the natural resources of the area. This is a good location for us to expand our presence in Pennsylvania because of its geographic proximity to major markets. On average, water bottled under the Deer Park® brand travels less than 300 miles from source to shelf. This regional approach to distribution reduces shipping distances as well as our environmental impact.
Protecting the Human Right To Water
Building a Bottling Factory
OUR ECONOMIC IMPACT
Data is based on an independent Economic Impact Study conducted in 2018 by Econsult Solutions, Inc.
JOB CREATION
Nestlé Waters looks forward to being an active, engaged part of this community, contributing time and donations to educational and charitable events and organizations.
The community would also benefit from:
240 total jobs supported during construction
WATER USE
300 gallons Our proposed use per min.
11,100 gallons Current use by residents and businesses per min. 50 full time employees
for plant operations
90 indirect jobs supported during operations
Averages are based on data from the Water Resources Monitoring Project’s 2015 State of the Water Resources Report, Spring Creek Watershed and USGS Open File Report 2011-1070
ANNUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT DURING OPERATIONS
in annual operating
Nearly
We expect to pay the Spring Township Water Authority around $500,000 annually to purchase water as a rate-paying customer.
in annual economic
$712 THOUSAND
More than
$21,000 to Centre County
$50 MILLION
More than
$858 THOUSAND
More than
$81,000+ to area school districts
One-Time Taxes Generated by Construction
Every minute, an average of 104,000 gallons of water flow through Spring Creek at Milesburg.
That’s nearly 150 million gallons per day. Average
wage: $58,000