Bottled Water Reporter (Summer 2022)

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VOL. 62 • NO. 2

COLUMNS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

52 | The Ever-changing World of EPR in the States Learn how state legislatures are working to implement extended producer responsibility programs. COMMUNICATIONS

54 | Debunking Long-standing Bottled Water Myths With Facts Use the facts presented here to disprove the most common bottled water myths. TECHNICAL UPDATE

56 | How to Register for IBWA’s Online CPO Exam Answers to your registration questions— and tips to help you pass the exam. BY THE NUMBERS

60 | Bottled Water Makes History in 2021 BMC research shows bottled water growth is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 10 | Bottled Water Volume Surges to All-Time High Analysis from Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) shows that, after earning the title of largest beverage category by volume in the United States in 2016, bottled water surpassed another milestone in 2021. At nearly 15.7 billion gallons, bottled water’s volume was larger than carbonated soft drinks’ apex of 15.3 billion gallons in 2004, when the latter category reigned as the leader. Read about bottled water's impressive 2021 stats, and find out what BMC predicts for the industry's future. By John G. Rodwan, Jr.

24 | 2022 IBWA Buyers’ Guide When you need a supplier that understands the bottled water industry—look no further than IBWA’s annual buyers’ guide. Our supplier members may be facing unprecedented global supply chain issues—but, somehow, they continue to find ways to help you continue bottling.

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CHAIRMAN'S COMMENTARY................................2 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE.......................................4 WATER NOTES.....................................................6 CPO QUIZ..........................................................58 ADVERTISERS....................................................59 CALENDAR........................................................59

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CHAIRMAN'S COMMENTARY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FELLOW MEMBERS

Our supply chain issues of 2021 have endured, despite the expectation they would lessen once the pandemic subsided. No one could have predicted the perfect storm that caused havoc on the global supply chain starting in 2020. After the Covid-19 outbreak caused massive shutdowns, layoffs, and manufacturing decreases, the world anticipated demand would also decrease—but it only increased. Homebound citizens went online, ordering items to make life at home more comfortable. Many of those products—including disposable masks—were manufactured in Southeast Asia, and shipping issues began to pile up. Even as foreign goods continued to be manufactured, the cargo ships needed to deliver those goods were stuck—often for months—at U.S. ports. Scarcity of containers meant shipping costs skyrocketed. Meanwhile, the struggle to hire workers continued, including truck drivers to haul cargo from ships to warehouses. Today, the Bottled Water industry continues to endure these shipping issues and more. Plastic resin is in limited supply, with facilities in Texas and Louisiana still catching up from weather events that affected production. Now, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing shortages on items like blow molders and the DEF fluid needed to limit carbon emissions on our delivery trucks. If your fleet is in need of another truck, the wait could be up to 18 months. On top of all that, the current administration has so far opted not to continue with exclusions from the 25 percent tariffs on imports from China. And that is just some of our top-of-mind difficulties. That’s why I’d like to personally thank our IBWA supplier members. Daily, they face challenges none of us could never have foreseen—and they continue to think of new ways to ensure our companies are able to get the materials and services we need to produce the Bottled Water products our customers demand. From retrofitting equipment in order to keep bottling lines running, to holding additional inventory to ensure they can provide us what we need when we need it, our suppliers have been put to the task—and I am grateful for all of the extra hours and innovative thinking they’ve invested on our behalf. I’ve often said that it’s the relationships between members that make IBWA a special association. Thanks to those relationships, we bottlers are able to have proactive discussions with supplier members and together develop a strategy for success that is flexible and able to respond to the current, complicated business landscape. Even with all of this communication and planning, our plants heed the advice of our suppliers by ordering earlier, and holding extra inventory too. It may cost us more than the just-in-time we were accustomed to, but being unable to produce is much more costly than that extra inventory!

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International Bottled Water Association OFFICERS Chairman CR Hall, Hall's Culligan Vice Chairman Henry R. Hidell, III, Hidell International Treasurer Brian Hess, Niagara Bottling LLC Immediate Past Chairman Robert Smith, Grand Springs Distribution

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Shayron Barnes-Selby, Primo Water Joe Bell, Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc. Michael Efron, The Waterways Company Doug Hidding, Blackhawk Molding Co. Dan Kelly, Polymer Solutions International Hih Song Kim, BlueTriton Brands Jillian Olsen, Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC David Redick, Steelhead, Inc. Lynn Wachtmann, Maumee Valley Bottlers, Inc. Brad Wester, Premium Waters, Inc. William Patrick Young, Absopure Water Co., Inc.

IBWA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman CR Hall, Hall's Culligan Shayron Barnes-Selby, Primo Water Joe Bell, Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc. Brian Hess, Niagara Bottling LLC Henry R. Hidell, III, Hidell International Dan Kelly, Polymer Solutions International Hih Song Kim, BlueTriton Brands Robert Smith, Grand Springs Distribution Lynn Wachtmann, Maumee Valley Bottlers, Inc. William Patrick Young, Absopure Water Co., Inc.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Communications Committee Julia Buchanan, Niagara Bottling, LLC Maureen Hendrix, Primo Water Education Committee Glen Davis, Absopure Water Co., Inc. Douglas R. Hupe, Aqua Filter Fresh Environmental Sustainability Committee John Cook, Niagara Bottling LLC Jillian Olsen, Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Government Relations Committee Viola Johnson Jacobs, Primo Water Derieth Sutton, Niagara Bottling LLC. Membership Committee Marge Eggie, Polymer Solutions International Kelley Goshay, Primo Water State and Regional Associations Committee Robert Smith, Grand Springs Distribution Supplier and Convention Committee Joe Bell, Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc. Dan Kelly, Polymer Solutions International Technical Committee Glen Davis, Absopure Water Co., Inc. Ryan Schwaner, Niagara Bottling, LLC


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE SIGNIFICANT, SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH America’s favorite packaged drink—bottled water—made history in 2021 by becoming the largest beverage category ever (by volume). In our cover story, “Bottled Water Volume Surges to All-Time High” (p.10), Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) reports that bottled water’s total volume in 2021, 15.7 billion gallons, surpassed carbonated soft drinks’ all-time peak of 15.3 billion gallons, which was reached in 2004. For more than a decade, consumers have been increasingly choosing bottled water instead of less healthy packaged drinks. Bottled water became the No.1 packaged beverage in the United States in 2016 by outselling soft drinks (by volume)—and has done so every year since. Bottled water volume increased by 4.6 percent in 2021, compared to 2020’s 4.2 percent and 2019’s 3.7 percent growth. In fact, except for the Great Recession years of 2008 and 2009, bottled water volume has grown every year since 1977. And BMC anticipates U.S. per capita consumption will increase from 47 gallons in 2021 to 50 gallons “within just a few more years.”

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IBWA STAFF President Joe Doss jdoss@bottledwater.org Vice President of Communications Jill Culora jculora@bottledwater.org Vice President of Government Relations Cory Martin cmartin@bottledwater.org Vice President of Education, Science, and Technical Relations Al Lear alear@bottledwater.org Director of Conferences, Programs, and Office Administration Michele Campbell mcampbell@bottledwater.org

IBWA’s supplier members have been with us every step of the way, ensuring bottlers have the products and services they need to meet consumer demand. IBWA has felt the full force of their dedication throughout the Covid pandemic when the association was kept from being able to hold our in-person trade show. Now, as issues continue to plague the global supply chain, IBWA suppliers are showing their support for the industry by finding innovative solutions to ensure bottling lines continue to produce America’s favorite packaged drink. I encourage you to review IBWA’s 2022 Buyers’ Guide (p.24) and support our supplier members by turning to them for all your product and service needs.

Director of Government Relations J.P. Toner jtoner@bottledwater.org

Also critical in helping IBWA bottlers seamlessly continue bottling water, no matter what the situation, are certified plant operators (CPOs). In this issue’s Technical Update column (p.56), we explain how any member—bottler, distributor, or supplier—can take IBWA’s CPO exam online. The Communications column (p.54) reviews popular bottled water myths and presents the facts you can use to educate consumers, legislators, and the media. And our Government Relations column (p.52) details the growing support for extended producer responsibility (EPR), one of the hottest issues during the 2022 state legislative sessions.

Communications Coordinator Chris Torres ctorres@bottledwater.org

There’s a lot of valuable information in this issue of Bottled Water Reporter—but the learning doesn’t have to stop here. For the first time in two years, IBWA will be holding an in-person Annual Business Conference and Trade Show! Please join us in Chicago, October 24-27, at the Palmer House. Visit www.bottledwater.org/convention for more details.

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Coordinator of Conferences, Meetings, and Programs Claire Crane ccrane@bottledwater.org Bottled Water Reporter Layout and Design Rose Connelly rozmack@gmail.com Tel: 315.447.4385 Editor Sabrina E. Hicks shicks@bottledwater.org Advertising Sales Stephanie Schaefer stephanie@bottledwater.org


The success of the bottled water industry is only possible because of the great work of your employees! Let’s RECOGNIZE their contributions and BE INSPIRED by their achievements! Submit your nominations for the following awards: • IBWA / Selby Advocacy Award ("The Selby") • Route Salesperson of the Year • IBWA / Kristin Safran Directors’ Award • Plant Manager of the Year • IBWA’s Up-and-Comer Recognition • Supplier of the Year • Bottled Water Hall of Fame • Environmental Stewardship Award • Product Innovation Award

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WATER NOTES

legally mandated review process on all List 1 harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) codes expiring on July 6. That list includes the HTS code for water coolers. The first phase of the review requests that entities in support of the tariffs submit comments arguing why the tariffs must

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

IBWA Pushes for Exclusions From 25% Tariffs on Bottled Water Coolers From China The congressional conference committee organized to reconcile differences between U.S. House of Representatives and Senate trade bills is underway with its deliberations. The Senate passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) in the summer of 2021, and the House passed its America COMPETES Act earlier this year. Each bill, however, includes language that is substantially different; thus, members of Congress formed the conference committee to work out those differences. 6 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

IBWA continues to reach out to members of Congress on committees of jurisdiction to urge for support of language in the Senate bill, as both chambers begin conference committee deliberations. Language in USICA mandates that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) provide exclusions to products that had previously received an exclusion and makes all granted exclusions retroactive to January 1, 2021. The House bill did not include any language impacting Section 301 tariffs. Before conference commit-

tee talks began, the Senate passed a Motion to Instruct that urges senators serving on this committee to support the Section 301 language included in USICA during negotiations with the House. Both House and Senate leaders have indicated that they would like to pass the final trade package early this summer, but it is possible that the bill will not be passed until late summer due to the time needed to address several critical differences between both bills. In May, the Biden Administration started a

IBWA, and other bottlers and manufacturers impacted by the tariffs on water coolers, will likely submit comments opposing those tariffs to USTR this summer. be continued. After that comment period closes in June, USTR will open a second phase and request comments from those opposing the continuation of the tariffs. It is likely that IBWA, along with bottlers and manufacturers impacted by the tariffs on water coolers, will need to submit comments during that second phase. If you have any questions on IBWA’s work on this issue, contact IBWA Vice President of Government Relations Cory Martin: cmartin@bottledwater.org.


WATER NOTES

DWRF SCHOLARSHIP

Your High School Senior Still Has Time to Apply for DWRF’s $4,000 College Scholarship

Until August 1, the Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) will continue to accept applications for the 2022 Kristin Safran College Scholarship. DWRF is offering two $4,000 scholarships to two outstanding high school seniors graduating this year. For all the details, visit bit.ly/KSS_application.

2021 DWRF Kristin Safran College Scholarship recipients: Summer Istenes (left) and Skylee Warner (right).

Donate to the Fund If you are interested in making a tax-deductible gift to the DWRF Kristin Safran College Scholarship Fund, visit bit.ly/KSS_contribution. If you have any questions, please contact IBWA Vice President of Science, Education, and Technical Relations Al Lear: alear@bottledwater.org.

STATE LEGISLATION

Colorado’s EPR Legislation Includes Bottled Water On May 11, just before the Colorado legislative session ended, lawmakers approved a measure that would establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for printed paper and packaging, which would include bottled water. House Bill 22-1355, which passed the state House of Representatives on May 2, was approved by the Senate with a 21-14 vote, and Governor Jared Polis (D) has 30 days to sign the bill into law. Colorado’s EPR legislation mandates that companies that sell consumer-facing packaging and some printed paper join a producer responsibility organization (PRO). The PRO would then, through dues, fund and manage a statewide recycling system. The bill includes exceptions for smaller businesses, highly regulated packaging (e.g., medicines), beverage containers that are part of a deposit program (which currently does not exist in Colorado), and products that are designed for refill or reuse. The legislation defines packaging material as any material, regardless of recyclability, that is intended for single or shortterm use and used for the containment, protection, handling, or delivery of products to the consumer at the point of sale, including any internet transaction. Material includes paper, plastic, glass, metal, cartons, flexible foam, rigid packaging, or any combination of those materials. House Bill 22-1355 places a heavy burden of cost and management for recycling systems on industry. Prior to implementation of the new statewide recycling program, Colorado will select a nonprofit organization to create an advisory board, which will hire a consultant to conduct a

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review of the state’s current recycling system and determine the needs. The advisory board would then receive recommendations based on the needs assessment and submit a plan to the PRO that includes several goals, including determining postconsumer recycled content rates to initially be met in 2030. The final version of the bill only requires the PRO to “set targets” for recycled content “that the state will strive to meet by January 1, 2030.” The PRO will also be required to establish a plan for continued increase of a recycled content mandate in future years. Numerous groups have urged Governor Polis to veto the legislation, including AMERIPEN, American Forest and Paper Association, and National Waste and Recycling Association. Others, such as Coco-Cola, Mars, Nestlé, Unilever, and Pepsi, supported the proposal. If you have any questions about House Bill 22-1355, please contact IBWA Director of Government Relations J.P. Toner: jtoner@bottledwater.org.

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WATER NOTES

GRASSROOTS

Tide Turns Against Bottled Water Sales Bans in Cape Cod The week of May 2, four Massachusetts towns voted on enacting or repealing town-wide retail sales bans on bottled water sold in containers made of plastic and under 1 liter in size. Sandwich residents voted against a new retail sales ban (297 against, 225 for). A retail sales ban in Sandwich was approved in early 2021, but it was repealed at a special town vote in November 2021. Nearby, residents in Mashpee overturned its retail sales ban (221 for overturning, 155 against). And Dennis residents also overturned its retail sales ban (229 for, 211 against). All three of these towns are located on Cape Cod. Meanwhile in Arlington (a suburb of Boston), Select Members voted unanimously to make the sale of single-serving sized bottled water packaged in plastic unlawful beginning in November 1, 2022. Arlington defines “single use plastic water bottle” as any single serving container, whether sold individually or in bulk, containing non-carbonated, unflavored drinking water with a volume of 1 liter or less, that is made in whole or in part of plastic material, excluding the cap, with any designated recycling codes 1 through 6. The retail sales ban applies to any commercial enterprise, whether for or not for profit, including, but not limited to, the following: restaurants, pharmacies, convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations, liquor stores, seasonal and temporary businesses,

retail stores, and any other businesses that sell single-use plastic water bottles to the public. The ban also applies to town-owned buildings and property. The bylaw has an exemption for “emergency sales” when a declaration of an emergency adversely affects the availability or quality of drinking water. In those instances, retailers will be allowed to sell bottled water until seven days after such declaration has expired. Residents in Sandwich, Mashpee, and Dennis have let IBWA staff know that they found www.bottledwater.org a helpful resource, which they referred to for information to share on social media and with local traditional media, and when speaking at town meetings.

REGULATION

Understanding FDA's Final Rule for Added Fluoride On April 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final rule for added fluoride levels in bottled water titled Beverages: Bottled Water. This final rule amends the allowable level for fluoride in domestically packaged and imported bottled water to which fluoride is added to 0.7 milligrams per liter (mg/L). The rule becomes effective June 19, 2022, and the compliance date is October 17, 2022. IBWA staff and counsel, Hogan Lovells, reviewed the rule and developed a one-page summary for members, which can be accessed on the “Resources” page of the Member Dashboard at www.bottledwater.org. The summary provides a review of the 8 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

standard of quality (SOQ) for fluoride and highlights that the rule does not change the previously granted enforcement discretion from FDA to IBWA members. FDA’s nutrition labeling rules, as amended in 2016, included fluoride as a nutrient that is voluntary to declare. If a claim about fluoride is made, however, it would be mandatory to declare fluoride on nutrition labeling (in units of mg/serving, rather than mg/L). [Note that if the claim “with fluoride added” is made, a simplified Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) would be needed, but no mg/serving declaration of fluoride would be required in the NFP.] In 2018, IBWA requested enforcement discretion from FDA

to omit an NFP if the product label bears a claim such as “with fluoride added” or a quantitative statement of the amount of fluoride. Health claims were not covered by the request. FDA granted IBWA’s request in 2019. That enforcement discretion remains in place, even after issuance of the new final rule on the SOQ. IBWA member companies that were specifically identified in the 2018 request to FDA are eligible for the enforcement discretion. If you are not certain whether your company was included, please contact IBWA Vice President Science, Education, and Technical Relations Al Lear: alear@bottledwater.org.


WATER NOTES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

IBWA Congratulates 37 New or Re-certified CPOs An IBWA certified plant operator (CPO) ensures that a production facility is under the supervision of an individual who has demonstrated a proficiency of knowledge in the areas of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system, including treatment technologies, sanitation, and regulatory issues. The certification program promotes training and education, two areas that are vital to ensuring that compliance is met in all phases of production. IBWA would like to congratulate the following bottled water professionals who successfully passed IBWA’s CPO exam in 2021. IBWA requires each bottler member facility to have a CPO on duty whenever the plant is operating.

Ambrosia Water dba Cullian Water College Station, TX Brent Graner

Hall’s Culligan Water Columbus, OH Harilaos Tsekretsidis James Lebaroff

Berkshire Springs Southfield, MA Matt Klimkosky

Niagara Bottling, LLC Aurora, CO Ian Schott Jeremiah Sattler

BlueTriton Brands Kingfield, ME Ruth Dobos BlueTriton Brands Ontario, CA Valeria Martinez Creekside Springs Ambridge, PA Brooke Fazekas Crossroads Beverage Group Reading, PA Ivon Borre Kiel Richmond Jennifer Smith Culligan by Waterco Danville, IL Chad Reifsteck Culligan Water of Kansas City Olathe, TX Candice Shum Culligan Water Phoenix Phoenix, AZ Ricardo Galvan

Niagara Bottling, LLC Dallas, TX Shelby Greene Duncan McLarty Niagara Bottling, LLC Florence, SC John Curley Niagara Bottling, LLC Hamburg, PA Cory Stoudt Kim Shepherd Tiffany Eastman Niagara Bottling, LLC Howard, PA Emily Martell Jill Risley

TAKE THE TEST IBWA offers the CPO exam on the second Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To register, go to https://cpo-exam. bottledwater.org, and scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click on the blue “Enroll Now” button. For more details, read this issue’s Technical Update column on p.56. Niagara Bottling, LLC Newnan, GA Trenton Cook

Premium Waters, Inc. Crivitz, WI Neil Grigg

Niagara Bottling, LLC Pleasant Prairie, WI Carlos Salgado Joseph Tobalsky

Premium Waters, Inc. Greeneville, TN Jeremy Haney

Niagara Bottling, LLC Seguin, TX Cecilia Moncada Niagara Bottling, LLC Stockton, CA James Melkonian

Niagara Water, LLC Los Lunas, NM Eric Bascom

Niagara Bottling, LLC Temple, TX Charles Harper

Niagara Bottling, LLC Middleburg, FL Duncan McLarty

On Us Euclid, OH Michael Long

RTD Beverages Covington, LA Harold Herrmann Douglas Johnson Chris Melton

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COVER STORY

BOTTLED

WATER VOLUME

SURGES TO

ALL-TIME HIGH 2021 U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS AND STATISTICS By John G. Rodwan, Jr.

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Bottled water has ranked as the largest beverage category by volume in the United States since 2016, and in 2021 it surpassed another milestone. At nearly 15.7 billion gallons, bottled water’s volume was larger than carbonated soft drinks’ apex of 15.3 billion gallons in 2004, when the latter category reigned as the leader. Bottled water enlarged its lead over the erstwhile top category even as carbonated soft drinks registered growth for the first time in years following an unusually large, pandemic-driven decrease in 2020, which was largely due to the loss of sales in heavily affected on-premise outlets—many of which were closed or restricted for much of the year. In contrast, bottled water was not adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Early on, consumers stocked up on bottled water during the shelter-athome phase of the coronavirus crisis. But rather than slowing after 2020’s uptick, bottled water’s growth quickened again in 2021. Bottled water volume enlarged by 4.6 percent in 2021, compared to 2020’s 4.2 percent increase and 2019’s 3.7 percent growth. While the category saw much more vigorous growth just a few years earlier—such as the 2016 leap of almost 8 percent—2021’s growth was significant for a beverage of such substantial size. Bottled water transformed the U.S. beverage marketplace and continues to influence consumers’ ideas about what they want from their liquid refreshment beverages. While it’s common now to see Americans walking around carrying bottled water, it wasn’t that way when Perrier first arrived in the 1970s. Indeed, few could have predicted the heights bottled water would eventually reach. A noteworthy consequence of water being offered as a

2021 Volume Share of Stomach By U.S. Beverage Segment (Billions of Gallons)

Value-Added Water 1.4% Energy Drinks 1.5% Wine & Spirits 2.4% Sports Drinks 3.0% Fruit Beverages 4.4%

Tap/Others 9.4% Bottled Water 24.6%

Tea 5.5%

Carbonated Soft Drinks 18.6%

Milk 8.1% Beer 10.2%

Coffee 10.9%

Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2022 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

packaged drink is that the number of calories U.S. consumers take in from beverages has declined as bottled water became a large mainstream beverage. Other than a couple of small reductions in 2008 and 2009—years when most other beverage categories also contracted due to the Great Recession—bottled water volume grew every year from 1977 to 2021.

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BOTTLED WATER'S

2021 Per Capita Consumption (Gallons)

36

47

GROWTH QUICKENED IN 2021, EVEN AFTER THE UPTICK CAUSED BY CONSUMERS STOCKPILING BOTTLED WATER DURING THE 2020 SHELTER-AT-HOME PHASE OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. That span included 17 double-digit annual volume growth spurts. Since resuming growth in 2010, bottled water volume has reliably enlarged at solid single-digit percentage rates. As a result, per capita consumption hit 47 gallons in 2021, while average intake of carbonated soft drinks stood 11 gallons lower, at 36 gallons. The diverging trajectories of the two biggest beverages indicates broader trends. Bottled water’s rise coincided with and contributed to major changes in consumer preferences for refreshment and rehydration. As the quintessential portable and affordable beverage, bottled water spurred the formation of new habits as well as new usage occasions. Suitable for consumption at any time of

BOTTLED WATER

CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS

night or day, and not necessarily required to be kept ice cold, bottled water became the preferred beverage option not only for consumers aiming to reduce caloric intake or lessen artificial sweetener usage but also for consumers of all kinds. Carbonated soft drinks, of course, lacked precisely those attributes and struggled to increase, let alone sustain, their volume as a result. Plastic bottles in single-serving sizes became the most popular format, fueling overall category growth and accounting for the majority of its volume. Yet most other segments, including multi-serving bottles (generally ranging in size from 1 to 2.5 gallons), sparkling water, and imports, also registered growth in 2021. The sole exception was

U.S. BOTTLED WATER MARKET Volume, Producer Revenues, and Retail Sales 2018 – 2021 Year

Millions of Gallons

Annual % Change

Millions of Wholesale Dollars

Annual % Change

Millions of Retail Dollars

Annual % Change

2018

13,846.8

4.9%

$18,356.0

7.2%

$32,930.8

7.3%

2019

14,354.8

3.7%

19,380.9

5.6%

34,631.4

5.2%

2020

14,957.8

4.2%

20,235.6

4.4%

36,147.1

4.4%

2021

15,652.0

4.6%

22,375.6

10.6%

40,187.3

11.2%

Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2022 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

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2021 STATISTICS

self-service refill (vended). Home and office delivery (HOD) saw volume contract during 2020, a year when many people worked from home rather than in cooler-equipped offices, but the segment bounced back in 2021. After several years of double-digit volume growth, driven in part by major beverage companies’ efforts in the segment, domestic sparking advanced much more slowly in 2021 but still outperformed the overall bottled water market. Imports grew even faster, but, like sparking water, did so from a relatively small base. Before the economic downturn at the end of the century’s first decade, bottled water enjoyed a lengthy run of forceful volume growth, as documented in Bottled Water in the U.S. through 2026, Beverage Marketing Corporation’s latest annual analysis of the market. During the 2000s, bottled water volume charted double-digit percentage growth rates in two years and advanced at rates close to that level in several others. Bottled water volume grew by nearly 12 percent in 2002, and after growing by almost 11 percent in 2005, it enlarged by 9.6 percent in 2006. Departing from the pattern of preceding years, bottled water volume declined in the recessionary years of 2008 and 2009, by 1.1 percent and 2.5 percent respectively. Unlike carbonated soft drinks, which followed a number of years of tepid growth with multiple volume reductions, bottled water demonstrated that its two consecutive losses were aberrations rather than the beginning of stagnation. When bottled water volume resumed growth in 2010, it effectively restored volume to where it had been prior to the declines. Still stronger growth ensued in subsequent years. By 2021, volume reached a new volume record of nearly 15.7 billion gallons—more than 7 billion gallons higher than it had been in 2007. Carbonated soft drinks, on the other hand, underwent their sixteenth consecutive year of volume reduction in 2020 before 2021’s likely aberrational increase. Bottled water producers’ revenues also fell in both 2008 and 2009, and did so more dramatically than volume, but they also recovered. Bottled water wholesale dollar sales first approached $6 billion in 2000. By 2007, they neared $11.9 billion. Category sales declined by almost 4 percent to $11.4 billion the following year and then by 5 percent to $10.9 billion in 2009. They inched upward in 2010 and 2011 and moved above $12 billion in 2012. Wholesale dollars reached $12.7 billion in 2013 and exceeded $13.5 billion in 2014. They hit $14.7 billion in 2015, surpassed $16 billion in 2016, topped $17 billion in 2017, climbed above $18.3 billion in 2018, approached $19.4 billion in 2019, neared $20.3 billion in 2020 and almost hit $22.4 billion in 2021.

BOTTLED WATER VOLUME REACHED A NEW RECORD OF NEARLY

15.7

IN 2021.

BILLION GALLONS U.S. BOTTLED WATER MARKET Per Capita Consumption 2011 – 2021 Year

Gallons Per Capita

Annual % Change

2011

28.7

3.3%

2012

30.4

5.7%

2013

31.6

4.0%

2014

33.6

6.4%

2015

35.9

6.8%

2016

38.5

7.1%

2017

40.6

5.5%

2018

42.4

4.4%

2019

43.7

3.2%

2020

45.2

3.5%

2021

47.0

3.9%

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ALTHOUGH OFTEN LIKENED TO TAP WATER, BOTTLED WATER ATTAINED ITS POSITION AS

THE NO.1 BEVERAGE CATEGORY

BY ENTICING CONSUMERS AWAY FROM OTHER PACKAGED BEVERAGES.

At the retail level, 2021 sales exceeded $40 billion, up from $36.2 billion in 2020. This represented significantly faster year-over-year growth than was measured one year earlier, largely due to changes in where consumers made purchases. Early on in the pandemic, convenience stores saw slower traffic as consumers stocked up in grocery stores and mass marketers, and, through much of the year, high-margin onpremise channels saw greatly reduced activity. In 2021, both c-stores and on-premise channels started to recover. Upward movement in per capita consumption indicates clear, persisting demand for bottled water, a product that consumers see as a healthy alternative to other beverages. U.S. residents increased their annual consumption by

18.3 gallons from 28.7 gallons per person in 2011 to 47.0 gallons 10 years later. During the same period, per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks dropped by more than 7 gallons. Per capita consumption of major beverage categories like milk and fruit beverages also fell. Other types, including coffee and tea, were characterized by stability, though the readyto-drink versions of both categories made gains. Those beverages associated with beneficial properties and functional benefits—a group that includes packaged water as well as energy drinks, sports beverages, and ready-to-drink tea—were the most resilient elements of the beverage market after 2009. Even so, average intake of ready-to-drink tea

U.S. BOTTLED WATER MARKET Volume and Growth by Segment 2019 – 2021 Non-sparkling

Domestic Sparkling

Imports

Total

Year

Volume*

Change

Volume*

Change

Volume*

Change

Volume*

Change

2019

13,659.0

3.4%

424.4

13.8%

271.5

4.9%

14,354.8

3.7%

2020

14,154.4

3.6%

516.4

21.7%

287.0

5.7%

14,957.8

4.2%

2021

14,801.3

4.6%

543.3

5.2%

307.4

7.1%

15,652.0

4.6%

*

Millions of gallons

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2021 STATISTICS

and sports drinks remained fractions of bottled water’s per capita consumption level. Indeed, bottled water added more gallons to its per-person consumption rate in 10 years than either ready-to-drink tea or sports beverages reached by the end of that period. (Ready-to-drink tea intake stood slightly above 5 gallons per American in 2021, while per capita sports drinks consumption approached 6 gallons.) Bottled water proved itself to be not only a key component of the U.S. liquid refreshment beverage market but also it appeared poised for additional increases in per capita consumption in the future. Beverage Marketing anticipates that it could climb to around 50 gallons within just a few more years. Several characteristics account for bottled water’s ongoing resonance with U.S. consumers, including its associations with healthfulness, convenience, safety, and value. Varied packaging types, ranging from single-serve to bulk, facilitate a wide array of uses. Among commercial readyto-drink beverages, bottled water is fairly inexpensive, even after some recent price increases in this era of supply chain issues and other factors affecting input costs. Consumers’ interest in beverages that boast benefits beyond refreshment alone also played a part in the fundamental hydrating beverage’s rise in the beverage rankings. Bottled water’s zero-calorie status and its lack of artificial ingredients appeal to many consumers. Even where tap water may be safe, people may prefer bottled water, which they believe tastes better. The ready availability of packaged water wherever beverages are sold also differentiates bottled water from tap. A number of these qualities also explain why bottled water was a sought-after staple during the height of pandemic pantry-loading. Although it has sometimes been likened to tap water, bottled water attained its position as the No.1 beverage category by enticing consumers away from other packaged beverages. Some consumers may have moved away from regular, full-calorie sodas in favor of their diet versions, but many others opted for bottled water instead. As some consumers became wary of artificial sweeteners, they shifted away from diet sodas as well as regular counterparts. Domestic non-sparkling water once again stood as by far the largest single segment of the U.S. packaged water business. Domestic non-sparkling water’s 14.8 billion gallons represented 94.6 percent of total volume in 2021. Domestic non-sparkling saw slower volume reductions than the overall market in 2008 and 2009 and then outperformed it again in 2010. It moved very slightly slower than the total market in following years until 2021, when the biggest segment increased at the same rate as the overall market.

The non-sparkling segment includes diverse sub-segments that usually perform quite differently from each other. In several recent consecutive years, all four segments grew, albeit at dissimilar rates. In 2021, however, three of the four grew. Throughout most of the 1990s and 2000s, the retail premium sub-segment—consisting of still water in singleserve polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles—propelled the overall category’s development. Indeed, retail PET volume enlarged by a double-digit percentage rate 16 consecutive times through 2007. Growth slowed considerably in 2008 before it halted in 2009. Yet PET’s 0.9 percent reduction that year was far less than the 2.5 percent loss measured for bottled water volume as a whole. Moreover, 2009 PET volume of almost 5.2 billion gallons stood more than 4.1 billion gallons higher than it had in 1999, and its share of total bottled water swelled from 25 percent to more than 62 percent during that 10-year period. In 2010, PET experienced the strongest growth of any bottled water segment, advancing by 6.8 percent to 5.5 billion gallons, which boosted its share above 64 percent. Growth slowed in 2011 but remained well in advance of the total market: volume greater than 5.8 billion gallons flowed from growth of 5.3 percent, which pushed PET’s share to 65 percent. In 2012, the segment saw its strongest showing since 2007, increasing by more than 8 percent to 6.3 billion gallons, which represented 65 percent of the overall market. Greater than 6 percent growth in 2013 pushed volume up to nearly 6.7 billion gallons—essentially two-thirds of the total. In 2014, the segment advanced at an even greater rate than in 2012, catapulting volume above 7.2 billion gallons and market share to 67.5 percent. Still another year of acceleration in 2015 drove PET volume to nearly 7.9 billion gallons and share to more than 68 percent. In 2016, the single-serve segment enlarged by more than 9 percent to reach 8.6 billion gallons, which gave it still more market share. PET volume slowed in 2017, but with volume of close to 9.2 billion gallons, the segment still accounted for close to 70 percent of U.S. bottled water volume, a share it held onto in 2018, when volume approached 9.7 billion gallons. In 2019, the segments share did climb above 70 percent as volume exceeded 10 billion gallons for the first time. Volume topped 10.5 billion in 2020, which represented 70.4 percent of all bottled water. Its share exceeded 71 percent in 2021, as volume rose to almost 11.2 billion gallons. Retail bulk volume experienced some reversals as consumers frequently opted for convenient PET multipacks in large format retail channels instead of larger SUMMER 2022 • BWR • 15


sizes. Its share fell from nearly one-quarter of the category volume at the beginning of the century to 8.1 percent by 2020, largely due to competition from PET. After several declines, the segment did grow each year from 2011 to 2018, but, in 2019, retail bulk volume saw a minute reduction in volume. Growth resumed in 2020, when portability was less of an issue for homebound consumers and continued (albeit slowly) in 2021. Like retail bulk, direct delivery faced competition from PET bottles. The segment, which was the largest of them all as recently as the mid-1990s, accounted for less than 10 percent of total volume by 2021. U.S. HOD volume slipped from close to 1.4 billion gallons in the early 2000s to around 1.2 billion gallons a few years later, but it again stood at 1.4 billion gallons again in 2019, when volume enlarged by just 0.7 percent. As noted above, volume dipped in 2020, when fewer workplaces were serviced, but resumed in 2021. The comparatively small, mostly regional vending segment consisting of refillable jug containers saw some growth even when total bottled water volume did not. Its low cost during economic difficulties undoubtedly had something to do with vending’s positive results. It continued to grow in 2020 and did so at a faster clip than in 2019. Even so, it moved at a slower pace than the domestic still water market or the bottled water market as a whole. In 2021, it was the sole domestic non-sparkling water type to see volume decline.

2021 Volume Share of Stomach by Water Segment Vended 6.3%

Sparkling 3.6%

Imports 2.0%

HOD 9.3%

PET Single-serve 71.0%

Retail bulk 7.8%

The two segments outside the domestic non-sparkling space grew in 2021; one sped up from the preceding year and the other slowed, but both registered faster growth than any domestic non-sparkling segment as well as the overall market. Imported water, the smallest segment of them all, is prone to fluctuations. In the 2000s, it registered double-digit percentage growth in some years, and equally sizeable contractions in others. After one of those up years in 2007, imported water’s volume fell sharply in 2008 and then plummeted precipitously in 2009. It continued to shrink in 2010 before moving up again in 2011. In 2012, imports notched their first double-digit growth rate since 2007. Growth rates remained at similarly high levels for a few years until 2017, when imported volume enlarged by 9.2 percent. Growth cooled to less than 7 percent in 2018 and less than 5 percent in 2019 before approaching 6 percent in 2020 and topping 7 percent in 2021. For several years, domestic sparkling water held a small share of bottled water volume but grew at an even more explosive rate than imports, let alone retail PET. After growing by nearly 14 percent in 2019, sparkling volume shot up by nearly 22 percent in 2020. In 2021, however, it grew by a comparatively staid 5.2 percent. Domestic non-sparkling water accounted for almost all per capita bottled water consumption in 2021. Sparkling water volume worked out to about 1.6 gallons per person. (With imports, the figure translated into less than 1 gallon per U.S. resident.) In the key PET portion, average intake moved from 18.7 gallons in 2011 to 33.5 gallons a decade later. In terms of retail sales, single-serve PET was by far the biggest part of the business with $28.8 billion or 71.7 percent of the total. Domestic non-sparkling of all types together accounted for more than 81 percent of retail sales. Though domestic sparkling and imports represented comparatively small portions of bottled water volume, they have outsize shares due to their higher price points. For instance, while imported volume was just 2 percent of the total, it garnered a share of retail sales of close to 11 percent.

International Developments

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Bottled water became a beverage industry phenomenon not only in the United States—which once ranked as the No.1 market in terms of volume—but also in just about every part of the world. Bottled water initially became a sizeable, mainstream commercial beverage category in Western Europe, where consumption of it has been part of many consumers’ longstanding habits. It later grew into a truly global beverage. Several Asian markets achieved


2021 STATISTICS

PLASTIC PACKAGING CONTINUES TO BE PREFERRED OVER GLASS IN MOST COUNTRIES. EVEN IN GERMANY AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, WHERE GLASS HAS A STRONG PRESENCE,

PET IS THE MOST DYNAMIC

AND RAPIDLY GROWING SEGMENT.

GLOBAL BOTTLED WATER MARKET Leading Countries’ Consumption and Compound Annual Growth Rates 2016 – 2021 Millions of Gallons 2021 Rank

Countries

CAGR*

2016

2021

2016/21

1

China

22,146.9

28,698.1

5.3%

2

United States

12,433.6

15,652.0

4.7%

3

Mexico

8,514.3

10,170.6

3.6%

4

Indonesia

7,156.4

8,664.8

3.9%

5

Brazil

5,561.0

6,551.5

3.3%

6

India

5,193.9

6,551.5

4.8%

7

Thailand

3,841.4

3,967.9

0.6%

8

Italy

3,341.8

3,381.4

0.2%

9

Germany

2,973.3

2,562.5

-2.9%

10

France

2,151.2

2,330.0

1.6%

Top 10 Subtotal

73,313.7

88,530.3

3.8%

All Others

20,787.3

22,422.0

1.5%

94,100.9

110,952.2

3.3%

WORLD TOTAL * Compound annual growth rate Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2022 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

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GLOBAL BOTTLED WATER MARKET Per Capita Consumption by Leading Countries 2016 – 2021 Gallons Per Capita 2021 Rank

Countries

1

Mexico

2

Italy

3

Thailand

4

United States

5

United Arab Emirates

6

France

7

Hungary

8

Spain

9

El Salvador

10

Saudi Arabia

11

Indonesia

12

China, Hong Kong SAR

13

Germany

14

Korea, Republic of

15

Belgium-Luxembourg

16

Brazil

17

Portugal

18

Romania

19

Poland

20

Switzerland GLOBAL AVERAGE

2016

2021

69.0

78.1

56.2

57.3

55.8

57.1

38.5

47.0

32.5

35.8

33.2

35.3

33.9

34.5

33.4

33.9

30.4

33.2

29.5

31.9

27.4

31.5

28.8

31.3

36.3

31.0

26.4

31.0

33.2

30.7

27.0

30.6

28.3

29.8

21.9

28.2

25.9

27.9

27.4

27.5

12.0

13.9

Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation Copyright © 2022 by Beverage Marketing Corporation

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strong growth to become major bottled water markets during the 2000s and 2010s. In fact, Asia itself became the largest regional market in 2011, edging out North America and easily outshining Europe. After having moved ahead of Mexico to claim the No.2 position in 2012, China surpassed the United States to take the lead in 2013. By 2021, China accounted for more than one-quarter of the world’s bottled water volume. Global bottled water consumption is estimated to have stood at 111 billion gallons in 2021, according to data from the latest edition of Beverage Marketing’s The Global Bottled Water Market. Total consumption enlarged by 3.3 percent during the year. Per capita consumption of more than 14 gallons was 2.5 gallons higher than it had been five years earlier. Invariably, per capita consumption by individual country or region differs greatly from the global average. For instance, several Western European countries have per capita consumption levels far above 25 gallons, and the No.1 market had average intake of more than 78 gallons in 2021. Simultaneously, much of the developing world, where the majority of the world’s population resides, finds its per capita consumption figures still in the single-digit range. While the global per capita consumption figure can obscure significant regional variations, bottled water’s international growth indicates demand for it in all types of markets. Consumers have shown an enthusiasm for it in well developed markets, in less developed ones, and in economies in transition. Bottled water synced with various consumer trends around the globe. In developed countries such as the United States and Canada, bottled water became a particularly dynamic major commercial beverage category by registering as an attractive option for health-conscious consumers. Marketers positioned bottled water as a virtuous alternative to carbonated soft drinks and fruit juice drinks (some of which comprise sizeable portions of their own product portfolios). In the developed world, some people viewed bottled water as not only a way of achieving hydration, but as a functional beverage as well. Simultaneously, bottled water serves at least a partial solution to the problem of often-unsafe water found in many economically developing countries. North America contains two of the three largest individual bottled water markets with the United States and Mexico, which together represented 23.3 percent of the world’s packaged water market in 2021. The U.S. bottled water market had been a catalyst for much of the global expansion up until the mid-2000s, and its ongoing growth continues to contribute to the overall market’s enlargement.


2021 STATISTICS

Its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7 percent for the five-year period ending with 2021 was higher than the CAGR achieved by the global market in the same timeframe. Mexico alone accounted for more than 9 percent of the global volume with almost 10.2 billion gallons in 2021. With a five-year CAGR of 3.6 percent, Mexico’s growth was slower than the United States, yet it was more or less in line with the world market, which stood at 3.3 percent. Besides the United States, China was the only other country that could claim a double-digit share of global volume with 28.7 billion gallons and a percentage of the total market higher than the combined shares of the second and third largest markets in 2021. From 2016 to 2021, Chinese bottled water volume saw a CAGR of 5.3 percent—the highest rate among the ten biggest bottled water markets. Fourth-place Indonesia moved more slowly than China but ahead of the international market. Thailand also ranked as a top-10 bottled water market but lagged the global market as well as the larger Asian ones from 2016 to 2021. Though Europe can no longer claim to have any of the biggest bottled water markets, it does have several major ones, including three of the ten biggest. These are firmly established markets, meaning their growth tends to be slower than those where bottled water has less of a foothold. Some of the most prominent continental countries experienced only very slight growth. For example, during the five-year period ending with 2021, Italy’s volume grew by a CAGR of 0.2 percent. Germany, the ninth largest bottled water market in the world, saw volume decline, and tenth-place France recorded a CAGR of 1.6 percent. As a group, the trio of leading European bottled water markets accounted for less than 7.5 percent of the world’s total volume in 2021—a smaller share than Indonesia held on its own. Global packaging preference. Plastic packaging is preferred over glass in almost every country. Even in Germany and other countries, such as the United Kingdom, where glass has a strong presence, PET is the most dynamic and rapidly growing segment. HOD, or bulk water, still accounts for a minority of global bottled water sales. Yet it is a vital segment in many countries, such as Mexico, where it accounts for a majority of the volume. Per capita consumption. Mexico regularly leads the world in bottled water per capita consumption, and that remained the case even after China surpassed it (and all other countries) in absolute volume. Average intake in Mexico went from 69.0 gallons in 2016 to 78.1 gallons five years later. In 2021, per capita consumption in China

BOTTLED WATER IS PROJECTED TO CONTINUE ENLARGING ITS MARKET SHARE, WHILE CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS AND FRUIT BEVERAGES WILL MOST LIKELY LOSE SHARE POINTS. stood significantly lower, at 20 gallons. The erstwhile leader in average intake, Italy, consumed the equivalent of 57.3 gallons per person in 2021, which put it in second place ahead of Thailand, which in 2016 consumed the equivalent of 55.8 gallons per person but had upped average intake to 57.1 gallons by 2021. Some Middle Eastern markets rank exceptionally high in per capita bottled water consumption. With the equivalent of 35.8 gallons for each resident in 2021, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had the fifth highest level of bottled water consumption in the world. In addition to the UAE, the Middle East region had Saudi Arabia in the top 20 in per capita bottled water consumption. At slightly more than 20 gallons per resident, both Kuwait and Lebanon also consume bottled water at rates greater than the global average, though neither made it onto the 2021 top-20 list. Although Europe no longer held the top spot in volume per capita, half of the top 20 bottled water consumers on a per person basis were European countries as of 2021. The consumers of the combined market of BelgiumLuxembourg imbibed almost 31 gallons each, a rate that tended to inch downward over the years. Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, and Italy were the other European countries with per capita consumption greater than 30 gallons. French consumers quaffed 2.1 gallons more bottled water in 2021 than they had five years earlier. In 2021, Spain and Germany had per capita consumption rates of 33.9 gallons SUMMER 2022 • BWR • 19


and 31.0 gallons, respectively, putting them in eighth and thirteenth place in terms of average bottled water intake. Other European markets among the top 20 were Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, and Romania. Though Asian nations attained prominence among the world’s bottled water markets when measured in total volume, the most populous countries generally do not have high per-person intake levels. The Chinese special administrative region (SAR) of Hong Kong made the list for the first time as its average intake approached 22 gallons in 2009 and continued to increase per capita consumption subsequently, climbing to 31.3 gallons in 2021. Despite its position as the largest market, mainland China did not rank among the top 20 markets in per capita consumption in 2021, although intake had climbed above the global norm by that point. Americans’ 2021 per capita bottled water consumption put the United States in the No.4 position among the countries of the world, behind Thailand but ahead of the United Arab Emirates.

Future Growth Projected Beverage Marketing expects that bottled water will continue reshaping the U.S. multiple beverage marketplace, enlarging its market share in the process. The overall amount of liquid Americans annually drink will remain steady, resulting in total volume growth in line with population increases. Bottled water is on track to grow faster (though more slowly than it did in recent years), unlike carbonated soft drinks or fruit beverages, which will, in all probability, lose share points. Other major beverage categories, such coffee and tea, are expected to grow but do so more slowly than bottled water. Building on its remarkable track record of growth, bottled water will likely put still more distance between itself and carbonated soft drinks, the former leading category, and will set new record highs along the way. BWR John G. Rodwan, Jr., is editorial director at Beverage Marketing Corporation and editor of its bi-weekly newsletter The Beverage Strategist. Beverage Marketing, a New York-based research, consulting, and financial services firm dedicated to the global beverage industry, publishes numerous market reports on bottled water and other beverages.

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BUYERS' GUIDE Before Covid-19, the disruptive weather events of 2020-2021, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, creating and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers was one of the most difficult things about supply chain management. But those buyer-supplier relationships are easier to establish for IBWA members—and they always have been. As it is with all good relationships, business partnerships require a level of trust, transparency, and dedication. IBWA supplier members show their commitment to this association time and time again by actively participating on the executive committee, board of directors, committees, and working groups. When IBWA meets with members of Congress and other legislators to educate them about bottled water, our suppliers stand side-by-side with our bottlers, putting a face on the industry. IBWA supplier members invest their time and money into this association. We invite you to use the 2022 IBWA Buyers’ Guide to find business partners you can invest in—suppliers that understand the benefit of learning about your needs—and finding solutions for them.

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division 400 Research Parkway Meriden, CT 06450 Phone: 203.238.8923 Email: cjohara@mmm.com Website: www.3Mpurification.com Contacts: Conor O’Hara, Global Marketing Majid Entezarian, PhD, Senior Technical Specialist 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division manufactures and markets a wide range of filtration equipment for the bottled water industry.

A Absopure Water Company 41590 Joy Road P.O. Box 701760 Plymouth, MI 48170 Phone: 734.459.8000 Website: www.absopure.com facebook.com/Absopure Contact: Frank Zolenski Founded in 1908, Plymouth, Michigan-based Absopure is a family-owned home and office refreshment delivery services provider, offering direct delivery of water and coffee-related goods throughout the Midwest. The company provides a variety of bottled waters—including natural spring, steam-distilled, purified drinking, vapor distilled with electrolytes, and alkaline drinking water—in an assortment of sizes ranging from individual bottles and cases to 5-gallon jugs.

Altium Packaging 2500 Windy Ridge Parkway SE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: 678.742.4600 Emails: Stephanie.Roske@altiumpkg.com Scott.Haden@altiumpkg.com Craig.Brown@altiumpkg.com Website: www.altiumpkg.com Contacts: Stephanie Roske Scott Haden Craig Brown Altium Packaging is a leading supplier of rigid plastic packaging solutions to national, regional,and local customers across North America. As one of the largest blow molding companies with diverse technology platforms and broad geographic coverage, Altium Packaging can deliver reliable and cost-effective packaging solutions to meet the needs of a wide range of customers and markets. 26 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

Aqua Filter Fresh Inc./ Tyler Mountain Water 1 Commerce Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15239 Phone: 800.864.8957 Email: info@aquafilterfresh.com Website: www.aquafilterfresh.com facebook.com/TylerMtnH20 @TylerMountainW1 Contacts: Doug Hupe, Sr., President Joe Bell, Vice President Doug Hupe, Jr., Special Projects Manager

Berain Water Company 170 Street, New Second Industrial City Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 11383 Phone: 966.11.2039.434 Email: info@berain.com.sa Website: www.berain.com.sa facebook.com/BerainWaterCompany instagram.com/berain_water @Berain_water Contacts: Yahia Habashy, Quality Assurance Section Head Saiaf Mohammed, Procurement Department

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7785 East US Highway 36 Avon, IN 46123 Phone: 317.272.3000 Email: info@aquasystems.com Website: www.ilovemywater.com facebook.com/aquasystems @ILoveMyWater Contact: Chris Utterback, VP of Operations Private label bottler.

Army Air Force Exchange Service 3911 S. Walton Walker Blvd. Dallas, TX 75236 Phone: 214.312.3923 Email: hensondf@aafes.com Website: www.shopmyexchange.com facebook.com/shopmyexchange pinterest.com/shopmyexchange @shopmyexchange youtube.com/user/AAFESsalutes Contact: Donald F. Henson Private label bottler.

B Bell Sales Inc. (BSI) 1 Commerce Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15239 Phone: 412.795.8167 Emails: joebell@BellSalesInc.com orders@BellSalesInc.com Contacts: Joseph Bell, President Bob Kremer, Customer Service/Inside Sales Bell Sales, Inc. is a manufacturer representative/distributor firm. BSI specializes in products for the bottled water and office coffee industries.

Berkshire Springs

Berkshire Springs has bottled at the source since1970. The company wholesales 5- and 3-gallon water to Distributors in New England and New York. Let Berkshire Springs provide spring water under your brand for you to supply to your customers. Call to see if Berkshire Springs can meet your specific needs.

Beverage Marketing Corporation P.O. Box 2399 143 Canton Road, 2nd Floor Wintersville, OH 43953 Phone: 212.688.7640, ext. 1962 Email: bmcresearch@beveragemarketing.com Websites: www.beveragemarketing.com www.bmcreports.com facebook.com/bevmarketing linkedin.com/company/beveragemarketing-corp @bevmarketing Contact: Charlene Harvey, Director Sales & Marketing Founded in 1972, Beverage Marketing Corporation is the leading provider of management consulting, advisory services, data, and analysis to the global beverage industry. Through its Research/Analytics division, BMC offers the DrinkTell™ database, a comprehensive, easy to use resource that acts as the industry’s one-stop destination to all things beverage. BMC’s Research/Analytics division also publishes 40+ all-sales-channel


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES inclusive market reports offering data, insight, and forecasts on broad range of beverage segments. This group also conducts custom research, offers quarterly market briefings and delivers the BMC Beverage Company Database, which tracks beverage manufacturing, bottling, and distributor networks. Most recently, BMC’s Research/Analytics group has introduced The Beverage Strategist™, a bi-weekly data-driven newsletter designed to help beverage industry professionals navigate the ever-changing beverage marketplace.

Blackhawk Molding Co. Inc. 120 West Interstate Road Addison, IL 60101 Phone: 630.458.2100 Email: info@blackhawkmolding.com Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Contacts: Douglas Hidding Kyle Hidding Dale Berg Kathy Molnor Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. is a privately owned, family operated bottle cap manufacturer founded in 1949. The company’s headquarters is in Addison, Illinois—just a short drive from O’Hare Airport. The headquarters operation includes the production design department, engineering group, proto-type design, and tool room that builds and maintains all Blackhawk injection molds. Blackhawk has production facilities in: Addison, Illinois; Little Rock, Arkansas; Reno, Nevada; and Lodz, Poland. Caps produced include 55mm SafeGard, 55mm U5, and 55mm traditional caps. The company carries a line of bottled water accessories that include bottle stackers, carrying handles, and a manual water pump. In addition, the company produces a full line of 33mm press-on and 38mm screw caps.

Blue Waters Products Limited

#2 Orange Grove Estate Trinidad and Tobago Phone: 868.640.8824 Email: tless@bluewaterstt.com Website: www.bluewaterstt.com

facebook.com/bluewaterstt instagram.com/bluewaterstt @bluewaterstt Contacts: Troy Lee, Quality Assurance Manager Pradeep Subrian, CEO Private label bottler.

BlueTriton Brands 900 Long Ridge Road, Building 2 Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: 203.531.4100 Email: Chris.Link@waters.nestle.com Website: www.bluetriton.com facebook.com/BlueTritonBrands instagram.com/bluetritonbrands linkedin.com/company/bluetritonbrands @BlueTritonBrnds bit.ly/YT_BlueTritonBrands Contact: Chris Link BlueTriton Brands, the business formerly known as Nestlé Waters North America, offers an unrivaled portfolio of sustainable water brands for healthy hydration, including Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, Splash, and Pure Life®. BlueTriton also owns and operates the customizable water and beverage delivery service ReadyRefresh®.

Brio Water Technology 768 Turnbull Canyon Road City of Industry, CA 91745 Phone: 800.781.1680 Email: hmesak@briowt.com Website: www.briowt.com facebook.com/BrioWaterTech instagram.com/briowatertech linkedin.com/company/briowatertech Contact: Harry Mesak, Regional Sales Manager Based in Southern California, Brio Water Technology is a leader in the water industry offering a wide range of exclusive and innovative products. Brio caters to the commercial water bottling, distribution & retail industries. The company also creates some of the most advanced residential, commercial, and industrial filtration systems on the market. At Brio Water Technology, the highly trained and skilled team members are always ready to serve you, and 100% committed to providing unmatched customer service and industryleading dealer support. Valued partners benefit from access to a vast dealer network, customized business plans tailored to meet specific goals, and the largest selection & inventory of water products in the world.

Buck Springs Operations Inc. 4829 US Highway 96 North Jasper, TX 75951 Phone: 409.384.4701 Email: heather@buckspringstexas.com Website: www.buckspringstexas.com facebook.com/buckspringswater instagram.com/buckspringswater linkedin.com/company/ buck-springs-water-co-inc Contact: Heather Greer Buck Springs Water is a bulk water seller, private label bottler, and co-packer. The company also offers home & office delivery and customers have the option to pick up products from Buck Springs’ warehouse.

C CapSnap Equipment 1300 Falahee Road, Suite 51 Jackson, MI 49203 Phone: 517.787.3481 Email: sales@midbrook.com Website: www.capsnapequipment.com facebook.com/CapSnapEquipment linkedin.com/company/capsnapequipment Contacts: Mick Lutz, Managing Director Ernie Houghton, Managing Director CapSnap Equipment is a leading provider of high-quality HOD water bottling equipment and service. CapSnap Equipment produces automated water bottling systems for washing, sanitizing, filling, and capping of 3, 4, 5, and 6 gallon water bottles. The company’s automated systems range from 150 to 3,000 bottles per hour (BPH) capacities, making its equipment an ideal fit for water bottling operations of all sizes. All CapSnap water bottling equipment meets or exceeds IBWA and FDA standards. CapSnap Equipment is also NSF food-zone component certified.

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES CG Roxane LLC

Creekside Springs LLC

Crystal Mountain Products, Inc.

P.O. Drawer A Olancha, CA 93549 Phone: 760.764.2885 Email: s.fitzpatrick@cgroxane.com Website: www.CrystalGeyserPlease.com facebook.com/CrystalGeyserASW @CGASW Contact: Shawn Fitzpatrick

667 Merchant Street Ambridge, PA 15003 Phone: 724.266.9000 Email: sales@creeksidesprings.com Website: www.creeksidesprings.com Contact: Sales

1000 H Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone: 614.454.1618 Email: tkeller@crystalcoolers.com Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Contact: Tam Keller

Creekside Springs is a private label and contract packager of water-based beverages, including spring, distilled, purified, and alkaline waters that may be enhanced with proprietary client processes, minerals, flavors, or other additives. With production lines able to fill sizes standard and custom single-serve bottles from 235ml through 1500ml with multiple labeling and packaging alternatives, the company also produces 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon units for large retailers and 5 gallon returnable units to distributors. Creekside Springs’ three bottling facilities near Pittsburgh, PA are SQF certified, Kosher, Dept of Defense and 50 state permitted in support of large regional and national distribution.

Crystal Mountain Products Inc. manufactures bottle water and point-of-use water dispensers for both residential and commercial applications. Bottled water dispenser models include: traditional top load, bottom load, and countertop models. Point-of-use dispenser models include: Tri-temp R/O or Filtration, Remote Chillers, Economy, Stainless and Traditional Floor models, Filtration Systems, and other water cooler related accessories. Storm model has 1-minute sanitizing technology to improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue.

Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water is a product of CG Roxane LLC. Established in 1990 as an independent, family owned and operated company, CG Roxane’s founding principle was to bottle spring water right at its source. Since that time, the company’s approach has remained the same, and it’s what separates CG Roxane from other U.S. bottled water companies. CG Roxane has seven spring water plants across the country.

Chameleon Beverage Company, Inc. 6444 East 26th Street Commerce, CA 90040 Phone: 323.724.8223 Email: customerservice@ chameleonbeverage.com Website: www.chameleonbeverage.com Contacts: Morgan Reed Araceli Ramerez Private label bottler.

Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC PO Box 267 Sciota, PA 18354 Phone: 570.350.0809 Emails: jillian.olsen@cherryridgellc.com abish@cherryridgellc.com Website: www.cherryridgellc.com facebook.com/cherryridgellc linkedin.com/company/cherry-ridgeconsulting-llc Contacts: Jillian Olsen, Founder and President Ally Bish, Project Scientist Cherry Ridge LLC is owned and operated by an environmental biologist and regulatory specialist with 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry, focusing on spring water resource development and regulatory compliance for the bottled water industry. Areas of expertise include bottled and bulk water industry permitting and regulatory compliance; water resource evaluation and development; water stewardship certification support; and wetland identification, delineation, and permitting. Cherry Ridge LLC offers environmental consulting services to private industry. 28 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

Crossroads Beverage Group LLC 1055 Crossroads Boulevard Reading, PA 19605 Phone: 352.509.3127 Email: Kirk.Richmond@Crossroadsbev.com Website: www.crossroadsbev.com Contacts: Kirk Richmond Jennifer Konnick Private label bottler and tanker truck bulk water seller.

Crystal Clear Water Company 3717 Delaware Avenue Des Moines, IA 50313 Phone: 515.265.2324 Email: rheiken@ccbw.com Website: www.ccbw.com facebook.com/crystalclearbottledwater @CrystalClearBW Contacts: Ryan Heiken Thomas Heiken Crystal Clear Bottled Water is a bulk water seller and private label bottler that has been bottling and delivering water to businesses and homes throughout Iowa since 1975. Over the years, the company has added coffee service, coffee brewing systems, coffee delivery, water treatment systems, laboratory water, restaurant water filtration systems, and more.

Culligan International 9399 West Higgins Road, Suite 1100 Rosemont, IL 60018 Phone: 847.430.2800 Email: tvitacco@culligan.com Website: www.culligan.com facebook.com/culligan linkedin.com/company/ culligan-international-company @CulliganMan youtube.com/user/CulliganIntl Contact: Thomas Vitacco, Vice President, Franchise Bottled water products.

D Dakota Splash Inc. 3601 North 1st Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Phone: 605.334.3294 Email: jeff@dakotasplash.com Website: www.dakotasplash.com facebook.com/DakotaSplash Contact: Jeff Palmer Dakota Splash is a bulk water seller and private label bottler.


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Edge Analytical Inc.

Famous Ramona Water

1620 S. Walnut Street Burlington, WA 98233 Phone: 800.755.9295 Email: ljh@edgeanalytical.com Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Contact: Larry Henderson

250 Aqua Lane Ramona, CA 92065 Phone: 760.789.0174 Email: frw.JBruni@gmail.com Contact: Joe Bruni

Edge Analytical's laboratories have a focused bottled water program that satisfies even the most demanding of circumstances. Edge is certified in all 50 states. By using Edge Analytical, you can take advantage of the company’s experience and competitive pricing. Please take a moment to call and see for yourself.

Eurofins Eaton Analytical LLC 750 Royal Oaks Drive, Suite 100 Monrovia, CA 91016 Phone: 949.466.8266 Email: rick.zimmer@eurofinset.com Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env facebook.com/EurofinsEnvTesting linkedin.com/company/eurofins-envtesting-america @eurofins Contact: Rick Zimmer, Senior Account Manager Eurofins is the largest water and beverage testing laboratory in the United States. The company’s customer base includes the largest international bottled water and beverage companies plus many U.S. bottlers, distributors, and industry consultants of varying sizes and distribution scopes. Eurofins offers comprehensive testing for IBWA Model Code standards, FDA compliance, FSMA compliance, and several other international testing requirements such as WHO, CODEX, JES, etc. In addition to water & beverage testing, Eurofins also provides regulatory and technical support to assist its customers with laboratory operations and compliance with standards.

Famous Ramona Water specializes in copacking, custom, and private label production. The company also does bulk water sales. Proudly doing business for over 46 years.

GoodPac is a premier producer of high-quality PET bottles specific to the bottled water and flavored water industry. With a full line of standard and premium bottles sizes, GoodPac also specializes in design and production of proprietary bottles. Family owned and operated since 1997, GoodPac makes a special pledge to supply superior bottles at affordable prices. This pledge, along with excellent customer service, the addition of rPET bottles, and innovative ideas have contributed to GoodPac’s distinction as IBWA’s Supplier of the Year for 2012.

Franklin Electric Company

Grand Springs Distribution

6411 Parkland Drive, Suite 103A Sarasota, FL 34243 Phone: 941.727.7211 Email: bclark@waterite.com Website: www.waterite.com Contact: Bruce Clark Franklin Electric Company (formerly Waterite) is a manufacturing and distribution company that specializes in producing blow-molded PET bottles and accessory products for the water bottling industry. Additionally, it serves the water treatment and purification industries with a full range of products for the residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal sectors. Its Sarasota, FL and Columbus, OH production and warehouse operations supply water quality specialists, distributors, and water bottlers nationally. Its associate company, Waterite, operates out of its five Canadian production and warehouse facilities.

G Genco Water Company 821 East Commercial Street Springfield, MO 65803 Phone: 417.866.0884 Email: click@amcon.com Website: www.amcon.com Contact: Charles Lick Private label bottler.

GoodPac Plastics a division of Goodwin Enterprises Inc.

2140 Mount Carmel Road Alton, VA 24520 Phone: 434.753.2515 Email: info@grandsprings.com Website: www.grandsprings.com facebook.com/ grandspringsnaturalspringwater @GrandSprings bit.ly/GrandSprings_YT Contact: Robert Smith Grand Springs provides HOD private label packaging, PET private label packaging, bulk water sales, spring water sales, and R/O purified sales.

H Hidell International 195 Whiting Street Hingham, MA 02043 Phone: 781.749.8040 Email: hidell@hidelleyster.com Website: www.hidellinternational.com Contact: Bob Hidell Hidell International provides beverage consulting and business management services for startups, turnarounds, and rapid growth situations: HOD (management and organic growth); retail (operation, management, and new product development in functional/enhanced beverages); technical support (hydrogeological, QC, design, engineering, compliance, and permitting); and valuation services (springs, production facilities, and businesses).

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IDEXX Laboratories

Lighthouse Inc.

One IDEXX Drive Westbrook, ME 04092 Phone: 800.321.0207 Email: water@idexx.com Website: www.idexx.com/water Contact: Paulette Barter, North American Sales Supervisor As the world-premier provider of innovative drinking water microbiology test kits, IDEXX is known for its breakthrough products. IDEXX provides easy, rapid, accurate, and cost effective water testing solutions. The company offers tests for drinking water microbiological analytes, including coliforms and E.coli, Legionella pneumophila, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci, heterotrophic plate counts, Cryptosporidium, and Giardia. IDEXX entered the water-testing market in 1993 with Colilert, its popular coliform and E.coli water test, which is included in Standard Methods of Examination of Water and Wastewater, 22nd edition. IDEXX’s sales, customer service, and technical support teams serve customers in over 170 countries.

K Kent Precision Foods Group (Sqwincher) 1409 Hwy 45 S Columbus, MS 39701 Phone: 662.328.0400 Email: sqwincherinfo@kentww.com Website: www.sqwincher.com facebook.com/sqwincher linkedin.com/company/sqwinchercorporation @Sqwincher youtube.com/user/sqwincher Contact: Mary Shirah Sqwincher electrolyte beverages replenish the body with the electrolytes needed to stay hydrated, fueled, and focused. Sqwincher is available in Regular, Sugar Free, and Reduced Sugar solutions packaged in bulk powders and liquid concentrates, along with single serve ready-made drinks, powders, and freeze pops.

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531 Roselane Street NW Suite 320 Marietta, GA 30060 Phone: 770.590.4897 Email: rob@insidelighthouse.com Website: www.insidelighthouse.com facebook.com/heylighthouse instagram.com/heylighthouse linkedin.com/company/lighthouse-marketing @HeyLighthouse Contacts: Kim McNeill, CFO – Operations Robert Chaput, President Lighthouse provides solutions for brand research & strategy, design & communications, and marketing technologies. The agency develops and implements strategic B2B and B2C initiatives designed to create brighter brand connections between your organization’s brands and your customers. Lighthouse looks forward to the opportunity to serve and support your team in growing your business.

M Mayer Bros. Apple Products Inc. 3300 Transit Road West Seneca, NY 14224 Phone: 716.668.1787 Email: jwasinger@mayerbrothers.com Website: www.mayerbrothers.com facebook.com/mayerbrosapples Contact: Jake Wasinger Mayer Brothers is a producer of bottled water products and a private label bottler.

Melwood Springs Water Co. 2000 Blue Ridge Drive Blue Ridge, GA 30513 Phone: 706.492.4600 Email: cbell@georgiacrown.com Website: www.melwoodsprings.com Contact: Clay Bell Private label bottler.

Misty Mountain Spring Water Co. LLC PO Box 129 Abingdon, VA 24212 Phone: 800.473.0713 Emails: mayse@mistymountainspringwater.com millers@mistymountainspringwater.com Website: www.mistymountainwater.com

facebook.com/MistyMountainWater linkedin.com/company/kvat-gm-mistymountain/ Contact: Steven Miller Misty Mountain is a private label bottler, HOD supplier, and bulk (tanker) water seller. Misty Mountain offers branded water products— Misty Mountain Spring Water and Misty Mountain Distilled Water—as well as Carolina Summit Mountain Spring Water and Carolina Summit Mountain Distilled.

Mountain Glacier LLC 1916 N. Bedford Avenue Evansville, IN 47711 Phone: 888.423.1955 Email: customerservice@mountainglacier.com Website: www.mountainglacier.com facebook.com/mountainglacier2012 @MountainGlacier youtube.com/user/ MountainGlacierWater Contacts: Jay Peterson, President Chris Goodson, Operations Manager Private label bottler.

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6571 Wilson Mills Road Cleveland, OH 44143 Phone: 800.458.3330 Email: food-bev@ntllabs.com Website: www.ntllabs.com Contact: Stephen Tischler Drinking water testing laboratory offering 50-state compliance for bottled water analysis, tests to meet global requirements and industry standards. Consulting on regulations, licensing, FSMA, Preventive Controls, HACCP, and quality control issues. The technical staff consists of contributing members of the IBWA Technical, Education, Government Relations, Communications, and Supplier Committees.


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES Nestlé Premium Waters 1812 N. Moore Street Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: 800.225.2270 Website: www.nestleusa.com facebook.com/nestle.USA linkedin.com/company/nestle-s-a @NestleUSA youtube.com/user/nestleusa Contact: Stephanie Potter Nestlé USA is committed to unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. The company’s food and beverage portfolio is in nearly every home in the United States. Nestlé Premium Waters is a division of Nestlé USA and focuses on iconic international brands, leading premium mineral water brands, and investing in differentiated healthy hydration, such as functional water products. Its portfolio consists of renowned brands Perrier®, S.Pellegrino®, San Pellegrino®, Acqua Panna® and Essentia.

Niagara Bottling LLC 1440 Bridgegate Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765 Phone: 909.230.5000 Email: sales@niagarawater.com Website: www.niagarawater.com facebook.com/niagarawater instagram.com/drinkniagarawater linkedin.com/company/niagara-bottling-llc @Niagara_Water Contact: Scott Slocum, Director of Sales Niagara Bottling produces branded and private label still, sparkling, enhanced and alkaline bottled water, teas, sports drinks, ready-to-drink coffee, protein drinks and non-dairy milk products.

NSF International 789 N. Dixboro Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Phone: 734.769.8010 Email: bq@nsf.org Website: www.nsf.org facebook.com/NSFInternational linkedin.com/company/nsf-international @NSF_Intl youtube.com/user/NSFInternational Contacts: Anna Baker Sara Risley NSF provides an extensive range of services for the Bottled Water and Beverage industry to support you from source to shelf. NSF can help with your global regulatory bottled water

testing (FDA, EU, WHO, EPA and Canadian Drinking Water), packaging migration testing, label review, audits, product and food safety certification, and training.

O Oasis International 222 East Campus View Blvd. Columbus, OH 43235 Phone: 614.861.1350 Email: rtellier@oasiscoolers.com Website: www.oasiscoolers.com facebook.com/OasisIntl instagram.com/oasisintl pinterest.com/waterfriendly @OasisIntl youtube.com/user/OasisCoolers Contact: Rej Tellier, VP of Sales and Marketing Oasis pioneered the delivery of clean drinking water with such products as bottle fillers, water coolers, bottleless coolers, under counter coolers, and countless environmentally friendly products. Along the way, Oasis International became a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of clean drinking water systems. More importantly, the company develops water-friendly solutions that provide clean, safe drinking water for everyone, everywhere.

Oasis Pure Drinking Water Factory LLC PO Box 61130, near Dubal Exit 25 Sheikh Zayed Road Jebel Ali Dubai, U.A.E. 61130 Phone: 00971.488.43162 Emails: Francis.Xavier@nfpc.net Thomas.P@nfpc.net Rajesh.Durai@nfpc.net Nadeem.Asghar@nfpc.net Websites: www.ouroasis.com www.nfpcgroup.com facebook.com/ouroasisuae instagram.com/ouroasisuae Contacts: Francis Xavier Thomas P. Rajesh Dorai Nadeem Asghar

conscious practices throughout its operational processes, and continues to enhance its customer experience through improved levels of efficiency and responsiveness. All Oasis products are bottled under strict international quality guidelines, using state-of-the-art technology. Oasis is accredited by various international agencies and holds HACCP, IMS, EQM and IBWA certifications.

Oasis Water Company SAOC PO Box 87, PC:124, Rusayl Industrial Estate Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Phone: +968-24446392 Email: info@omanoasis.com Website: www.omanoasis.com Contacts: Ravi Vadivelu, Regional Head - Technical P. Panneerselvam, Region Manager - Quality Assurance Established in 1994, Oasis Water Company is the largest bottled water company in the Sultanate of Oman. With over 25 years of experience and a reputation for consistently delivering quality drinking water to thousands, Oasis Water has swiftly established itself as the No. 1 water brand in Oman. The company offers pure drinking water in a range of convenient packs through retail networks and delivery to homes & offices operating with its well-established branch locations throughout the country. Oasis Water Company’s perfected multi-step process and state-of-the-art production line ensures the highest levels of purity and quality, offering premium products guaranteed to satisfy customers every time.

Ozarka Water & Coffee Service 729 S.W. 3rd Street Oklahoma, OK 73109 Phone: 405.235.8474 Email: sraupe@ozarkah2o.com Website: www.ozarkah2o.com facebook.com/ozarkaok instagram.com/ozarkaok Contact: Steve Raupe Ozarka Water is a private label bottler and tanker/bulk water seller.

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Polymer Solutions International Inc.

Plains Dairy 300 N. Taylor Street Amarillo, TX 79107 Phone: 800.365.5608 Emails: cbutcher@plainsdairy.com tmartinez@plainsdairy.com Website: www.plainsdairy.com Contacts: Colby Butcher Tino Martinez Plains Dairy is a private label bottler.

Plastipak Packaging Inc. 41605 Ann Arbor Road Plymouth, MI 48170 Phone: 734.455.3600 Email: info@plastipak.com Website: www.plastipak.com facebook.com/plastipakpackaginginc linkedin.com/company/plastipak-packaging-inc youtube.com/user/ppkglobal Contact: Jim McManus Plastipak—a name synonymous with quality, innovation, technological achievements, product and management leadership, and continuous growth and expansion. As a major leader in the plastic packaging industry, Plastipak is eager to put its advanced technology talents to work for you and perfect the power of your packaging. Complete line of PET packaging.

Polar Beverages 1001 Southbridge Street Worcester, MA 01610 Phone: 508.753.4300 Email: customerservice@polarbev.com Website: www.polarbev.com facebook.com/PolarBeverages instagram.com/polarbeverages @PolarBeverages Contact: Tim Brooks, Director of Quality Assurance Private label bottler.

PO Box 310 Newtown Square, PA 19073 Phone: 610.325.7500 Email: info@prostack.com facebook.com/PolymerSolutionsInternational linkedin.com/company/ polymer-solutions-international-inc. Website: www.prostack.com Contacts: Dan Kelly Steve Kurth Marge Eggie Polymer Solutions International (PSI®) is a leading global supplier of material handling products serving diverse industries including food & beverage, pharmaceutical, industrial, retail, and general purpose. PSI® specializes in engineering and manufacturing innovative solutions for a variety of applications that improve supply chains, reduce costs, and protect products.PSI’s ProStack®, TierStack®, and UpRight™plastic modular rack systems are the racks of choice in the industry to warehouse, transport, and distribute 3-, 4-, and 5-gallon bottles in home, office (HOD), and retail by providing solutions needed for bottlers to extend theirglobal reach to deliver clean drinking water. PSI’s rack systems will significantly reduce bottle leakers and extend bottle life. The company’s modular design will improve payload by offering various layer handling configurations, maximize plant efficiency and are used in both manual and robotic loading. Additional popular products include: Bottle Up® (plastic display rack to store bottles in a home, office or retail environment); Bottle Hammock™ (a safe flexible system for volume delivery/retrieval of full or empty bottles); and a complete line of reusable plastic pallets, including Nestable Distribution Pallet, Double Leg Ratchet®, ProGenic®, and ProTech™.

Premium Waters Inc. 2100 Summer Street, NE Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55413 Phone: 612.379.4141 Emails: brad.wester@premiumwaters.com mark.lindblom@premiumwaters.com Websites: www.premiumwaters.com www.waterjoe.com 32 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

facebook.com/premiumwaters facebook.com/waterjoe Instagram.com/premiumwaters instagram.com/waterjoeusa linkedin.com/company/premium-waters-inc @Premium_Waters @Water_Joe Contacts: Brad Wester Mark Lindblom Premium Waters is a bulk water seller, private label bottler, 5-gallon producer, and HOD distributor. Custom label PET packages for special event and branding opportunities. Broad-line PET and gallon producer of private label and branded products, flavored water, fruit flavored drinks, and caffeinated “Water Joe” brand.

Presage Analytics 2124 Y Street Lincoln, NC 68503 Phone: 800.309.1704 Email: nate@presageanalytics.com Contact: Nathan Fryzek Presage Analytics is the leading suite of software tools to help food, beverage, and chemical manufacturing facilities capture data, ensure quality, and keep up with an ever-changing regulatory environment.

Primo Water 4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd. Suite 400 Tampa, FL 33607 Phone: 770.933.1400 Websites: primowatercorp.com, primowater. com, water.com, mountainvalleyspring.com, crystal-springs.com, alhambrawater.com, crystalrock.com, hinckleysprings.com, kentwoodsprings.com, sparkletts.com, mountolympuswater.com, deeprockwater.com, sierrasprings.com, edensprings.com facebook.com/alhambra, facebook.com/ crystalrock1914, facebook.com/ CrystalSprings,facebook.com/DeepRockWaterCo, facebook.com/hinckleysprings, facebook.com/ kentwoodsprings, facebook.com/ MountOlympus,facebook.com/primowatercorp, facebook.com/pureflowater, facebook.com/ sierrasprings, facebook.com/Sparkletts, facebook.com/CanadianSprings, facebook.com/LabradorSource @Crystalsprings_h2o,@Sparkletts_h2o, @Kentwoodsprings_h2o,@Sierrasprings_h2o, @Deeprock_h2o,@Mountolympus_h2o, @Hinckleysprings_h2o, @Alhambra_h2o, @crystalrock1914, @primowater


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES linkedin.com/company/primo-watercorporation @DrinkAlhambra, @CrystalRock1914, @DrinkCrystal, @DeepRockWaterCo, @hinckleysprings,@kentwoodsprings, @mtolympuswater, @PureFloWater, @MountainValleyWater,@DrinkSierra, @DrinkSparkletts, @CanadianSprings, @LabradorSource, @Primowater Contact: Shayron Barnes-Selby Primo is a leading pure-play water solutions provider in North America, Europe, and Israel focused on healthy and sustainable hydration solutions. The company delivers sustainable hydration solutions across its 22-country footprint direct to the customer’s door, whether at home or to commercial businesses. Through Primo’s leading Water Exchange and Water Refill businesses, they offer purified pre-filled water in multi-gallon format containers at over 13,000 locations and self-service drinking water refill units at approximately 22,000 locations, respectively, in North America.

Publix Super Markets Inc. 3300 Publix Corporate Parkway Lakeland, FL 33811 Phone: 800.242.1227 Email: luke.satmary@publix.com Website: www.publix.com facebook.com/publix instagram.com/publix pinterest.com/publix @Publix youtube.com/user/Publix Contact: Luke Satmary Publix offers private label bottled water.

Puritan Springs Water 1709 N. Kickapoo Street Lincoln, IL 62656 Phone: 800.292.2992 Email: dhansen@puritansprings.com Website: www.puritansprings.com facebook.com/Puritan.Springs Contact: Dan Hansen Puritan Springs Water provides custom label 12oz and 16.9oz for weddings, parties, and special events—great for marketing your business. Puritan Springs also offers bulk water and office coffee service.

R R.Bardi s.r.l. Via Caduti delle Carzole, n.11 Fidenza (Parma), Italy 43036 Phone: +39 0524 522117 Email: rbardiusa@r-bardi.com Website: www.r-bardi.com Contact: Fabrizio Cottafava, Regional Sales & Key Account Manager Since 1950, R.Bardi has been mastering the technology of bottle washers while achieving a leading position as a turn-key supplier of HOD packaging lines for 3-,4-, and 5-gallon containers by providing state-of-the-art bottling lines for water. R.Bardi’s range includes partial or complete lines from 300 up to 3.000 bph, completely engineered and manufactured in house. The brand is today synonymous with reliability, reduced cost of operations, and the highest hygienic standards worldwide, thanks to patented solutions and sustainable technologies.

Contact: Kevin Schlosser Saegertown Beverages specializes in production of its own brand as well as private labeled bottled water in 8, 12, 16.9, and 20 ounces as well as 1- and 1.5-liter bottles. The company also bottles 1- and 5-gallon products. All sizes are available in spring, purified, and steam distilled product. Please contact Saegertown for all your bottled water needs.

SafeWater Device, LLC 218 Main Street South Bridgewater, CT 06752 Phone: 203.994.0801 Email: jackcwest@gmail.com Contact: Jack West, Managing Partner SafeWater Device provides consultancy services in the following areas: M&A, management, source evaluation, expert testimony, equipment and products, QA/QC, services only.

Silgan Closures

Rolling Hills Spring Water 2897 N 1375 W Linton, IN 47441 Phone: 812.699.9448 Email: jody@rfpmg.com Contact: Jody Todd, Chief Executive Officer Bulk water seller.

S S.M. Jaleel & Company Ltd. Otaheite Industrial Estate South Oropouche Trinidad and Tobago Phone: 868.665.7520 Email: hrsmj@smjaleel.com Website: www.smjaleel.com facebook.com/smjaleelcorporate @SMJaleel Contact: Anna Mohammed, Chief Operating Officer Private label bottler.

Saegertown Beverages PO Box 54 341 Grant Street Saegertown, PA 16433 Phone: 814.763.5308 Email: saegertownbeverages@windstream.net Website: saegertownbeverages.com

1140 31st Street Downers Grove, IL 60515 Phone: 724.730.9064 Email: mitch.turnipseed@silganclosures.com Website: www.silgancls.com facebook.com/silganclosures linkedin.com/company/silgan-closures @SilganClosures Contact: Mitch Turnipseed, National Accounts Manager Silgan Plastic Closure Solutions is a leading manufacturer of tamper-evident plastic closures for the bottled water industry. The company’s technical service support has an unwavering commitment to the important operational needs of its partners. By providing innovative product integrity, superior technical capabilities, and extensive product offers, Silgan Closures will exceed clients’ expectations.

Silver Springs Bottled Water Co. PO Box 926 Silver Springs, FL 34489 Phone: 352.368.7907 Email: David.Pruett@ssbwc.com Website: www.ssbwc.com Contact: David Pruett, VP of Sales Private label bottler.

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE COMPANIES Silver Springs Water Inc. 480 Mirror Court, #109 Henderson, NV 89011 Phone: 877.453.6223 Email: info@wateroffer.com Website: wateroffer.com facebook.com/SilverSpringsWater linkedin.com/company/silver-springs-water @SilvrSprngWater Contacts: Tony Siao, President Richard Rennison, Operations Director Private label bottler.

Steelhead Inc. PO Box 240487 San Antonio, TX 78224 Phone: 210.628.1066 Emails: sales@steelheadinc.com dredick@steelheadinc.com jack.walsh@steelheadinc.com Website: www.steelheadinc.com linkedin.com/company/Steelhead Contacts: David Redick, President Jack Walsh, CEO/Principle

HOD and PET bottlers, including the following: washer, filler, capper, decappers, conveyor systems, quality control systems, mechanical and robotic loaders and palletizers, water purification, mineral injection, ozone injection, and more.

W Water Boy Inc. 4454 19th Street Court East Bradenton, FL 34203 Phone: 941.744.9249 Email: scott@waterboyinc.com Website: www.waterboyinc.com facebook.com/waterboyinc Contact: Scott McLauchlin Water Boy offers HOD bottled water delivery, water filtration and office coffee service, as well as Private Label bottling in 5-gallon to .5L sizes.

Waterways 30021 Tomas Street, Suite 300 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 Phone: 909.230.4753 Emails: michael@thewaterwayscompany.com chris@thewaterwayscompany.com lynette@thewaterwayscompany.com Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Contacts: Michael Efron Chris Goade Lynette MacFee Waterways is a supplier of premium bottled and point-of-use water dispensers distributed throughout the world. The company’s reputation and line of water coolers, accessories, and parts are well established in the industry. Waterways’ customer service, technical support, and competitive pricing will exceed your expectations. Let Waterways depth of experience help you build your business for greater profitability and customer satisfaction.

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Advertising Banners

Analytical Services

Bottle Handling Equipment

Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Edge Analytical Inc. Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Advertising/Promotional Items

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 800.458.3330

R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Air Purification Bottling Room/Storage Tank CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Analytical Monitoring Programs Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Edge Analytical Inc. Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Anti-Microbial Equipment Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Beverage Dispensers Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Blow Molding - Custom Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600 GoodPac Plastics Atlanta, GA Website: www.goodpac.com Phone: 404.363.8978 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottle Molds Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Bottle Washers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottled Water Accessories Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

Bottled Water Dispensers Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Primo Water Tampa, FL Websites: www.primowatercorp.com www.primowater.com

Bottled Water Marketing and Sales Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Bottled Water Plant Construction and/or Design Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040 Note: Sustainable/Green/LEED specialty Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottled Water Plant - Portable CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Bottled Water Plant Renovations/Expansions Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Bottled Water Products Absopure Water Company Plymouth, MI Website: www.absopure.com Phone: 734.459.8000 BlueTriton Brands Stamford, CT Website: www.bluetriton.com Phone: 203.531.4100 CG Roxane LLC Olancha, CA Website: www.CrystalGeyserPlease.com Phone: 760.764.2885

Culligan International Rosemont, IL Website: www.culligan.com Phone: 847.430.2800 Mayer Bros. Apple Products Inc. West Seneca, NY Website: www.mayerbrothers.com Phone: 716.668.1787 Nestlé Premium Waters Arlington, VA Website: www.nestleusa.com Phone: 800.225.2270 Niagara Bottling LLC Diamond Bar, CA Website: www.niagarawater.com Phone: 909.230.5000 Primo Water Tampa, FL Websites: www.primowatercorp.com www.primowater.com

Bottles - Glass Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Bottles - Other Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 GoodPac Plastics Atlanta, GA Website: www.goodpac.com Phone: 404.363.8978

Bottles - PET Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

GoodPac Plastics Atlanta, GA Website: www.goodpac.com Phone: 404.363.8978

GoodPac Plastics Atlanta, GA Website: www.goodpac.com Phone: 404.363.8978

Bottling Equipment Design/Build

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Bottles - PET - 5 gallon

Bottles - Polycarbonate

Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600

Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Bottles - Preforms

Bottles - Plastic Altium Packaging Atlanta, GA Website: www.altiumpkg.com Phone: 678.742.4600 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Bottling Plant - Polycarbonate CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Brand/Market Research

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Beverage Marketing Corporation Wintersville, OH Website: www.beveragemarketing.com Phone: 212.688.7640

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Bottling Equipment

Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Brand Strategy Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Bulk (Tanker) Water Sellers Aqua Filter Fresh Inc./ Tyler Mountain Water Pittsburgh, PA Website: www.aquafilterfresh.com Phone: 800.864.8957 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Berain Water Company Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Website: www.berain.com.sa Phone: 966.11.2039.434 Buck Springs Operations Inc. Jasper, TX Website: www.buckspringstexas.com Phone: 409.384.4701 Crossroads Beverage Group LLC Reading, PA Website: www.crossroadsbev.com Phone: 352.509.3127 Crystal Clear Water Company Des Moines, IA Website: www.ccbw.com Phone: 515.265.2324

Misty Mountain Spring Water Co. LLC Abingdon, VA Website: www.mistymountainwater.com Phone: 800.473.0713 Ozarka Water & Coffee Service Oklahoma, OK Website: www.ozarkah2o.com Phone: 405.235.8474

Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Caps

Premium Waters Inc. Minneapolis, MN Website: www.premiumwaters.com Phone: 612.379.4141

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Primo Water Tampa, FL Websites: www.primowatercorp.com www.primowater.com

Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100

Puritan Springs Water Lincoln, IL Website: www.puritansprings.com Phone: 800.292.2992

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Rolling Hills Spring Water Linton, IN Phone: 812.699.9448

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Cap Disinfection Units CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Capping Equipment

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

Dakota Splash, Inc. Sioux Falls, SD Website: www.dakotasplash.com Phone: 605.334.3294

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Famous Ramona Water Ramona, CA Website: www.famousramonawater.com Phone: 760.789.0174

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Grand Springs Distribution Alton, VA Website: www.grandsprings.com Phone: 434.753.2515 Melwood Springs Water Co. Blue Ridge, GA Website: www.melwoodsprings.com Phone: 706.492.4600

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Carbonation/Carbonation Dispensers


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Cartridges - Filter

Cleaners - Coolers

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Case Packers

Closures

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Case Washers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Cases/Crates/ Corrugated Boxes Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Coding Equipment Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Coffee - Extracts/Gourmet Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Coffee Service - Office/ Related Supplies & Equip. Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Compressors

Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Closures - Flat Cap

Computer Services

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

Closures – Sports

Consultants - Environmental Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 SUMMER 2022 • BWR • 39


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES SafeWater Device, LLC Bridgewater, CT Phone: 203.994.0801

Consultants - Equipment and Products

Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Consultants - Services Only

Coolers - Bottled Water Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100

Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

SafeWater Device, LLC Bridgewater, CT Phone: 203.994.0801

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

SafeWater Device, LLC Bridgewater, CT Phone: 203.994.0801 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Consultants - QA/QC Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 800.458.3330 NSF International Ann Arbor, MI Website: www.nsf.org Phone: 734.769.8010

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Consulting - Supply Chain NSF International Ann Arbor, MI Website: www.nsf.org Phone: 734.769.8010 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Conveyor Equipment R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Conveyor Systems R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Waterways Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Phone: 909.230.4753

Coolers - Point Of Use Type Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Waterways Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Phone: 909.230.4753

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Coolers - Pressure Type

Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Crates - Plastic

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Coolers - Replacement Parts and/or Repairs

Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Cup Dispensers Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Waterways Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Phone: 909.230.4753

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Covers - Cooler

Waterways Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Website: www.thewaterwayscompany.com Phone: 909.230.4753

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Cups - Paper/Plastic Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Decapping Equipment Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Deionization Equipment Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Design - Plastic Packaging Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600 Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

Detectors CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Distillation Equipment Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Drinking Water Systems

Equipment Manufacturer

Filtration Equipment

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division Meriden, CT Website: www.3Mpurification.com Phone: 203.238.8923

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Electrolyte Replacement Kent Precision Foods Group (Sqwincher) Columbus, MS Website: www.sqwincher.com Phone: 662.328.0400

Engineering Services CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Feasibility and Market Analysis

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Beverage Marketing Corporation Wintersville, OH Website: www.beveragemarketing.com Phone: 212.688.7640 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Filling Equipment

Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117

Equipment Leasing/Filling and Processing

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

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Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Filtration Supplies 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division Meriden, CT Website: www.3Mpurification.com Phone: 203.238.8923 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Filtration Supplies - Membranes 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division Meriden, CT Website: www.3Mpurification.com Phone: 203.238.8923 Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Fittings Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Flavors/Concentrates

Injection Molding

Kent Precision Foods Group (Sqwincher) Columbus, MS Website: www.sqwincher.com Phone: 662.328.0400

Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Graphics Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Handles Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

Hydrogeological Services Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809

Ice Makers/Ice Maker Systems/ Water Delivery System Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

Labeling - Private Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Labeling Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Labeling Services GoodPac Plastics Atlanta, GA Website: www.goodpac.com Phone: 404.363.8978 NSF International Ann Arbor, MI Website: www.nsf.org Phone: 734.769.8010

Labels Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100

Labels - Custom Printing Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100

Labels - Heat Transfer Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Labels - Pressure Sensitive

National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 800.458.3330

Leak Detection Equipment Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Labels - Screen Printed on Container

Loaders/Unloaders

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Laboratory Supplies and Services CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Edge Analytical Inc. Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295

R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Machinery - Used and Remanufactured

Market Assessment/Research Beverage Marketing Corporation Wintersville, OH Website: www.beveragemarketing.com Phone: 212.688.7640 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040 Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Marketing Communications Lighthouse, Inc. Marietta, GA Website: www.insidelighthouse.com Phone: 770.590.4897

Mergers and Acquisitions Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Microbiolgical Equipment 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division Meriden, CT Website: www.3Mpurification.com Phone: 203.238.8923 IDEXX Laboratories Westbrook, ME Website: www.idexx.com/water Phone: 800.321.0207

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 800.458.3330

IDEXX Laboratories Westbrook, ME Website: www.idexx.com/water Phone: 800.321.0207

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

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2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Oxygen Concentrators CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Ozonation Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Packaging - Water Bags Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Packaging Equipment

Packaging Equipment Tamper Evident CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Packaging Machinery CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Ozone Detection Equipment

Packaging Equipment Liquid Packaging

R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Packaging Equipment Service/Installation

Pallets - Plastic

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Ozone Generating Systems CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Palletizers/Depalletizers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

POU Technology

Silgan Closures Downers Grove, IL Website: www.silgancls.com Phone: 724.730.9064

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 SUMMER 2022 • BWR • 45


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Berkshire Springs, Inc. Southfield, MA Website: www.berkshiresprings.com Phone: 413.229.2086

Mayer Bros. Apple Products Inc. West Seneca, NY Website: www.mayerbrothers.com Phone: 716.668.1787

Printing - Ink Jet

Blue Waters Products Limited Trinidad and Tobago Website: www.bluewaterstt.com Phone: 868.640.8824

Melwood Springs Water Co. Blue Ridge, GA Website: www.melwoodsprings.com Phone: 706.492.4600

Buck Springs Operations Inc. Jasper, TX Website: www.buckspringstexas.com Phone: 409.384.4701

Misty Mountain Spring Water Co. LLC Abingdon, VA Website: www.mistymountainwater.com Phone: 800.473.0713

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Chameleon Beverage Company, Inc. Commerce, CA Website: www.chameleonbeverage.com Phone: 323.724.8223

Mountain Glacier LLC Evansville, IN Website: www.mountainglacier.com Phone: 888.423.1955

Creekside Springs, LLC Ambridge, PA Website: www.creeksidesprings.com Phone: 724.266.9000

Niagara Bottling LLC Diamond Bar, CA Website: www.niagarawater.com Phone: 909.230.5000

Private Label Bottlers

Crossroads Beverage Group LLC Reading, PA Website: www.crossroadsbev.com Phone: 352.509.3127

Absopure Water Company Plymouth, MI Website: www.absopure.com Phone: 734.459.8000

Oasis Pure Drinking Water Factory LLC Dubai, U.A.E. Website: www.ouroasis.com Phone: 009714 825 1000

Crystal Clear Water Company Des Moines, IA Website: www.ccbw.com Phone: 515.265.2324

Aqua Filter Fresh Inc./ Tyler Mountain Water Pittsburgh, PA Website: www.aquafilterfresh.com Phone: 800.864.8957

Dakota Splash, Inc. Sioux Falls, SD Website: www.dakotasplash.com Phone: 605.334.3294

Printing - Laser CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Aqua Systems Avon, IN Website: www.ilovemywater.com Phone: 317.272.3000 Army Air Force Exchange Service Dallas, TX Website: www.shopmyexchange.com Phone: 214.312.3923

Famous Ramona Water Ramona, CA Website: www.famousramonawater.com Phone: 760.789.0174 Genco Water Company Springfield, MO Website: www.amcon.com Phone: 417.866.0884 Grand Springs Distribution Alton, VA Website: www.grandsprings.com Phone: 434.753.2515

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Oasis Water Company SAOC Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Website: www.omanoasis.com Phone: +968-24446392 Ozarka Water & Coffee Service Oklahoma, OK Website: www.ozarkah2o.com Phone: 405.235.8474 Plains Dairy Amarillo, TX Website: www.plainsdairy.com Phone: 800.365.5608 Polar Beverages Worcester, MA Website: www.polarbev.com Phone: 508.753.4300 Premium Waters Inc. Minneapolis, MN Website: www.premiumwaters.com Phone: 612.379.4141


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Primo Water Tampa, FL Websites: www.primowatercorp.com www.primowater.com

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Publix Super Markets Inc. Lakeland, FL Website: www.publix.com Phone: 800.242.1227

Pumps – Hand

Rack Loader – Ergonomic

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Puritan Springs Water Lincoln, IL Website: www.puritansprings.com Phone: 800.292.2992 S.M. Jaleel & Company Ltd. Trinidad and Tobago Website: www.smjaleel.com Phone: 868.665.7520 Saegertown Beverages Saegertown, PA 16433 Website: saegertownbeverages.com Phone: 814.763.5308 Silver Springs Bottled Water Co. Silver Springs, FL Website: www.ssbwc.com Phone: 352.368.7907 Silver Springs Water Inc. Henderson, NV 89011 Website: wateroffer.com Phone: 877.453.6223 Water Boy, Inc. Bradenton, FL Website: www.waterboyinc.com Phone: 941.744.9249

Pumps Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc. Addison, IL Website: www.blackhawkmolding.com Phone: 630.458.2100 Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Quality Assurance Specialists Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Rack Loader CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Rack Washers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Racks - Display/Transportation/ Tilters/Storage Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

Racks - Plastic Modular Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Newtown Square, PA Website: www.prostack.com Phone: 610.325.7500

R.Bardi s.r.l. Fidenza (Parma), Italy Website: www.r-bardi.com Phone: +39 0524 522117 SUMMER 2022 • BWR • 47


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Recycling - Resins

Resins

Shrink Wrap Equipment

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Recycling Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Reverse Osmosis Equipment

Recycling/Sustainable Resources Management

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Plastipak Packaging Plymouth, MI Website: www.plastipak.com Phone: 734.455.3600

Brio Water Technology City of Industry, CA Website: www.briowt.com Phone: 800.781.1680

Regulatory Assistance

Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Edge Analytical Inc. Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 800.458.3330 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Research & Development Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266

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Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Robotic Applications CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Sanitizers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Software Services Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Stackers CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Tamper Evident PVC Shrink Band Materials CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Testing – Air Quality CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Testing – Chemical CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Edge Analytical Inc. Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 800.458.3330 NSF International Ann Arbor, MI Website: www.nsf.org Phone: 734.769.8010 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Testing – Microbiological Edge Analytical Inc. Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266 IDEXX Laboratories Westbrook, ME Website: www.idexx.com/water Phone: 800.321.0207 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 800.458.3330 NSF International Ann Arbor, MI Website: www.nsf.org Phone: 734.769.8010 Presage Analytics Lincoln, NE Website: www.presageanalytics.com Phone: 800.309.1704

Tray Loaders

Ultraviolet Equipment Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Used Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Valves and Faucets Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211

Warehouse Automation Solutions CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Warehouse Storage Systems CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Water Analysis Edge Analytical Inc. Burlington, WA Website: www.edgeanalytical.com Phone: 800.755.9295 Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC Monrovia, CA Website: www.eurofinsus.com/env Phone: 949.466.8266 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 800.458.3330

Water Analyzer – Handheld CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Water Conditioning Equipment Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 SUMMER 2022 • BWR • 49


2022 IBWA BUYERS’ GUIDE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Water Heaters

Water Source Evaluation

CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481

Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167

Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Water Purification Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066

Cherry Ridge Consulting LLC Sciota, PA Website: www.cherryridgellc.com Phone: 570.350.0809 Hidell International Hingham, MA Website: www.hidellinternational.com Phone: 781.749.8040

Water Testing Equipment CapSnap Equipment Jackson, MI Website: www.capsnapequipment.com Phone: 517.787.3481 IDEXX Laboratories Westbrook, ME Website: www.idexx.com/water Phone: 800.321.0207 National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Cleveland, OH Website: www.ntllabs.com Phone: 800.458.3330

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Oasis International Columbus, OH Website: www.oasiscoolers.com Phone: 614.861.1350

Water Treatment Equipment/Products Bell Sales Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.795.8167 Crystal Mountain Products, Inc. Gahanna, OH 43230 Website: www.crystalcoolers.com Phone: 614.454.1618 Franklin Electric Company Sarasota, FL Website: www.waterite.com Phone: 941.727.7211 Steelhead, Inc. San Antonio, TX Website: www.steelheadinc.com Phone: 210.628.1066


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The Ever-changing World of EPR in the States By J.P. Toner, IBWA Director of Government Relations

For the last few years, extended producer responsibility (EPR) has undoubtedly been one of the hottest legislation issues in the states. Interestingly, no two proposals have been alike. Not only do states differ in their definition of “EPR,” their legislative efforts surrounding the complicated issue also touch upon many areas that raise concerns among industry, environmentalists, and consumers—albeit for different reasons. 52 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

While the topic of EPR or product stewardship has been around for quite some time and approved for various specific products (e.g., mattresses, paint, and other hard to recycle items), the broader issues of EPR for packaging and plastics have recently taken center stage. Maine and Oregon were the first to approve proposals to set EPR recommendations into law, and even those two new laws are extremely different and controversial. While Oregon took

several years to develop its legislation and provided substantial detail on the design, impacted and exempted products, and responsibilities, Maine addressed the issue basically within one legislative session and left numerous details to be determined within the regulatory process. However, similarities do exist. Both laws exclude products that are part of the states’ beverage container deposit programs. Most states considering EPR


GOVERNMENT RELATIONS proposals that have a deposit system include those exclusions. But some states go even further. In Massachusetts, for example, its EPR proposal exempts all beverage containers regardless of whether they are part of the state’s deposit program. Even with those exemptions, beverage manufacturers still need to be concerned about their other packaging materials that could be included in any proposal. In 2022, more than one-third of the states had EPR legislation introduced; however, only a few of those bills have been seriously considered. The lack of review isn’t due to a lack of support or concern; rather, the complexity of the issue is the reason for the delay. Without a doubt, plastics and packaging is a complex topic that involves many products and numerous industries. Any proposal that didn’t see much action this year most likely will be reintroduced as proponents gather momentum and support.

Looming Legislative Moves Any EPR legislation that saw action or continues to be addressed is not without controversy, however. In fact, after Washington State passed its recycled content mandate legislation in 2021, legislators tried to push forward an EPR proposal in 2022. That development wasn’t unexpected, as talk about such a proposal circulated within the legislature, industry, and environmental groups (e.g., Zero Waste Washington). Although proponents of the bill originally stated they viewed the legislation as a multiyear effort, when they attempted to push it through in one 2022 session, their efforts fell short. Their failure can be attributed to a short session (60 days in 2022), and the intense stakeholder involvement. While supporters in Washington State withdrew their effort to get some-

EPR EFFORTS THAT FAILED IN 2022 ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN—AND PERHAPS WITH STRONGER SUPPORT—IN 2023. thing passed in 2022, their work will continue in the interim—with a search for a new legislative champion for the proposal in 2023. Washington, however, did get further along than most states that have seen vocal support for EPR legislation. Varied efforts on different EPR proposals have stalled or failed in California, Maryland, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Those efforts have struggled to advance, due to short sessions, a looming election, and the complexities of the issue. However, that could change drastically in 2023. Two states addressed EPR legislation in their final days prior to adjournment with two opposite outcomes. In Hawaii, a proposal that was being dubbed “EPR” but focused on registration with the state for manufacturers of “fastmoving consumer goods” and imposing an annual fee died after a conference committee ran out of time to meet and address. It is likely such a proposal or one with more true EPR components will return in 2023. In Colorado, a significant EPR proposal was approved that will cover a broad range of products and materials. The bill divided industry groups, and some companies— such as the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN), American Forest & Paper Association, and the National Waste and Recycling Association— continue to push for a veto of the bill

based on the fact that industry solely burdens the cost. But several major companies, including Pepsi, Mars, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Unilever, all supported the bill, agreeing that it is the most fair and comprehensive proposal on EPR that has yet been put forth.

Stronger Together AMERIPEN has been at the forefront of the EPR issue for secondary packaging for the last few years. Its membership consists of companies and associations that have a strong focus on packaging, environmental sustainability, and a circular economy. IBWA joined AMERIPEN in 2021. As EPR is a complex and evolving issue, the importance of working with allies becomes just as important as knowing the details of each piece of legislation. By joining forces with AMERIPEN and its members, we can ensure that IBWA is prepared to be at the table and represent the concerns of our members. BWR

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Debunking Long-standing Bottled Water Myths With Facts By Chris Torres, IBWA Communications Coordinator

At IBWA, we promote the facts about how bottled water is produced and regulated, its environmental impact, and how our members’ products provide healthy, safe, reliable hydration in a recyclable container. But even with our efforts, some members of the public do not know about the bottled water industry’s impressive record—and who could blame them? A simple Google search of “bottled water” produces numerous articles littered with inaccuracies or false statements about bottled water. The harsh truth is that many of the myths about bottled water have existed for years; thus, debunking them is no easy task. That’s why IBWA uses credible, third-party, independent sources that have proven bottled water 54 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

myths wrong. Part of our job is to continuously produce new collateral to communicate those facts about our industry. Sometimes, we just need to find a new angle to get the attention of our critics—and then we go on the offensive, promoting our positive messages on social media and the IBWA website (www.bottledwater.org), and in press releases and responses to publications that publish negative stories about bottled water. When you encounter falsehoods about bottled water, IBWA wants you to be able to disarm your critics with the truth. Below are corrections to some of the most common myths about bottled water that you can use to help educate customers, legislators, and others.

Myth: “Bottled water isn’t regulated as strongly as tap water.” Fact: Because bottled water is a packaged food product, it is strictly and rigorously regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA bottled water regulations are required by federal law to be as strong as the standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for tap water. In some cases, such as lead, FDA regulations are more strict than EPA’s tap water standards.

Myth: “Bottled water is just tap water in a bottle.” Fact: When tap water from a municipal source is used to make purified


COMMUNICATIONS water, the tap water undergoes several processes when it enters a bottling plant before it’s bottled and sold. Those processes are employed to ensure that water meets the standard for “purified water” in the U.S. Pharmacopeia, 23rd Revision. Plant processes include one or more of the following: reverse osmosis, distillation, micro-filtration, carbon filtration, ozonation, and ultraviolet (UV) light. The treated water packaged in the sealed bottle is not the same as what comes out of the tap because of the chemical and physical properties following those processes.

Myth: “Bottled water companies use too much water and can drain its supply.” Fact: Bottled water companies use the least amount of water compared to other major industries, using just .01 percent of all water in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey, Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), and Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable. Even among all packaged beverages, bottled water has the lowest water use ratio, taking only 1.39 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water, including the 1 liter for consumption. When using a spring water source, it only makes good business sense for bottled water companies to ensure that source is sustainable for the long-term. Some examples of the industry’s sustainable practices include buying and protecting the land surrounding the water source and facility, monitoring and measuring water use and withdrawals, and reducing the amount of water used in bottled water production. In addition, states and localities also establish limitations on withdrawals to protect their water sources.

Myth: “Bottled water has a huge environmental impact.” Fact: When this myth is printed, it typically concerns the bottled water container itself—and when you com-

pare bottled water against other packaged drink containers, you’ll find the opposite is true. At 71 percent, the PET segment of the bottled water industry is the largest segment. However, the 16.9 oz PET bottled water container has the lowest environmental impact of all other drink packaging—that includes aluminum cans, glass, paperboard cartons, and even PET soda containers. According to research conducted by Trayak, PET bottled water containers impact the environment least—using less fossil fuel, emitting fewer greenhouse gases, and using less water. IBWA has a graphic that illustrates this point well: bit.ly/DrinkPackaging. In addition, PET plastic bottled water containers are 100 percent recyclable and designed to be reused over and over again. Thanks to advancements in the recycling process, the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) states that PET plastic bottles are infinitely recyclable—they even have a new video about it: bit.ly/ PETreuse. The convenience and recyclability of PET containers have helped make them the most common PET containers recycled through curbside recycling programs in the United States.

Myth: “Bottled water travels long distances before it’s sold.” Fact: BMC reports that only 1.9 percent of the bottled water industry is imported bottled water. Because there are hundreds of bottling plants located throughout the United States, that means most bottled water is produced and sold locally. To, see where yours is locally sourced, check the label for contact details and ask the bottler.

Myth: “Bottled water from the U.S. is a major contributor to ocean plastics.” Fact: While Americans have the best

amount of plastic that enters the ocean, they have to wrap their minds around the fact that ocean plastic is a global issue that needs global action. To tackle ocean plastic, you have to identify where it’s coming from. The largest contributor to ocean plastic is mismanaged waste, which is mostly thrown directly into rivers by poor countries that lack adequate waste management systems. Our World in Data, a research collaboration between Oxford University and the Global Change Data Lab, published 2021 research identifying the countries with the most mismanaged plastic waste: India, China, the Philippines, Brazil, and Malaysia were the top 5. That same research notes that “Asia accounts for 81% of global plastic inputs to the ocean.” For its part, the United States’ share of global mismanaged plastic waste stands at 0.43 percent (ourworldindata.org/ocean-plastics). But any mismanaged plastic waste is bad, so encouraging consumers to recycle is one way we can work to lower that U.S. percentage even more.

Quiet the Critics In 2016, bottled water ranked as the largest beverage category by volume in the United States. By 2021, it became the largest beverage category by volume in U.S. history. The demand for safe, healthy, and convenient water is evident, and the bottled water industry is committed to helping people make healthier choices. BMC reports that the increase in per capita consumption of bottled water indicates a clear, persisting demand for a product that consumers see as a healthy alternative to other beverages. This is something to remember when the din of our critics seems inappropriately loud. BWR

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How to Register for IBWA’s Online CPO Exam Answers to your registration questions and tips for exam prep By Al Lear, Vice President of Education, Science, and Technical Relations

All IBWA member bottlers must have a certified plant operator (CPO) on site. To become a CPO, you must successfully complete and pass the IBWA Certified Plant Operator Final Examination. The exam covers Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system of managing food safety, including source and product sanitation, water treatment technology, product quality, and record keeping. But earning the CPO accreditation is not restricted to bottlers; any IBWA bottler, candidate bottler, distributor, or 56 • BWR • WWW.BOTTLEDWATER.ORG

supplier member employee can take the CPO exam and become a CPO. In 2021, IBWA began offering members the opportunity to take the CPO exam online. Below, the CPO exam process is explained, and several recommendations are provided to help you successfully register and sit for the exam.

When is the CPO exam offered? IBWA has modified the availability of the online CPO exam. It is now offered on the second Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

How do I register? Registration for the exam is easy; just follow these steps. Step 1: Go to https://cpo-exam. bottledwater.org. Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click on the blue “Enroll Now” button. Step 3: Register one CPO candidate at a time. Because the exam system is not set up to offer group testing, each candidate for IBWA’s CPO exam must register individually. For example, if your facility has three employees taking the exam, the registration process must


TECHNICAL UPDATE be completed three different times. No matter who fills out the online registration form and/or pays the exam fee, only one individual CPO candidate’s name should be included where requested. Step 4: Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation and receipt for the exam. Step 5: Forward a copy of the email confirmation/receipt to Al Lear (alear@bottledwater.org) as soon as possible for confirmation of your preferred exam date.

How should I prepare to take the exam? To pass the CPO exam, you must study the following materials: • The IBWA Plant Technical Reference Manual (PTRM) • The IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice The PTRM is designed to educate plant operators in every phase of bottled water processing, from source to finished product. The PTRM includes background information such as water chemistry, plant sanitation, and federal regulations. To help you study for the CPO exam, questions are included at the end of each chapter to assist in reviewing the subjects covered. At a minimum, you should plan to study for at least 30 days to preparate for the exam. Members can download copies of the PTRM and IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice from IBWA’s website: www.bottledwater.org. After logging on to the website, hover your cursor over “Membership” on the navigation bar; then click on “Member Dashboard” from the drop-down list. Next, scroll down until you see “Resources/ Member Resources” and click to access the list of available documents. Alternatively, members can email Al Lear (alear@bottledwater.org) and request the PDFs.

TEST-TAKING TIPS • When registering, you’ll be asked to create a username and password. Keep that information handy because you’ll need it to log in on exam day. • Internet Explorer will not work with the exam system. Use another browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. • During the exam, do not close your Zoom meeting window or turn off your camera and microphone. IBWA staff must be able to observe through Zoom while the exam is administered. • When you have completed the exam, you will see a button labeled “SUBMIT.” It is critically important that you click that button to save your answers and receive a test score. Without clicking SUBMIT, your answers may be lost, and you may have to repeat the exam.

Prior to the exam date, registrants will receive a Zoom calendar invitation for the exam. Please accept the invitation to acknowledge you will take the exam on that date. While the exam is administered via IBWA’s online exam system, test-takers are proctored over Zoom.

What happens on exam day? About 15 minutes prior to the start time of 1:00 pm Eastern, IBWA recommends that you join the Zoom meeting via the link provided in the calendar invite. Because the exam system doesn’t work with Internet Explorer, use another browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. Have your photo ID available, as it will be checked by IBWA staff before the start of the exam. When all confirmed registrants are ready to start, IBWA staff will send a link though the Zoom chat box. Exam candidates will be instructed to click on that link. A browser will open on your computer and take you to the exam portal. Your exam portal login is the username and password you created when you registered for the exam. Please have that information available prior to joining the Zoom meeting.

When you begin the test, you’ll observe numbered blocks at the top of the webpage. Scroll down, and you will see the exam questions with four options for answers. There are 135 questions on the exam. You will be able to skip questions and go back later to answer them. You will also be able to change your answers. You can click on a numbered box to go directly to that question. You will also see a countdown timer in the upper-right corner of your screen. The timer is set for 3 hours, the maximum time allowed for the exam.

When will I find out if I passed the exam? The exam system immediately grades your exam and advises you if you passed or failed. If you passed, you will see buttons that allow you to save a PDF copy of your CPO certificate and print the certificate. When you have finished, you may log out of the exam system and end your attendance in the Zoom meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Al Lear at alear@ bottledwater.org. BWR

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CPO QUIZ

IBWA

certified plant operators (CPOs) are encouraged to complete the following quiz for ½ IBWA continuing education unit (CEU). The questions are derived from material presented in this issue of the Bottled Water Reporter, the IBWA Plant Technical Reference Manual, and the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice. Submit this quiz to Claire Crane (ccrane@bottledwater.org / IBWA Coordinator of Conferences, Meetings, and Programs, 1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 650, Alexandria, VA 22134. Look for additional quizzes in future issues and earn additional IBWA CEUs! Name______________________________________________________

Company__________________________________________________

Address____________________________________________________

City_______________________________________________________

State/Province______________________________________________

ZIP/Postal Code____________________________________________

Check your selection for each question

1|

Certified Plant Operator (CPO) must have successfully completed and passed IBWA Certified Plant Operator Final Examination.

O O

True False

2|

According to the IBWA Code of Practice, which of the following is an “approved” laboratory?

O O O O

One that has a business license One that is certified by a state agency having jurisdiction One that provides all needed analytical services One that offers the lowest quoted price

3|

Water that comes from an underground source and requires minimal processing is _____.

O O O O

natural water treated water municipal water surface water

4|

IBWA’s bylaws require that each member bottling facility have a _____.

O O O O

5|

Certified Plant Operator approved source health and safety plan minimum of 8000 square feet of warehouse space

The Certified Plant Operator exam consists of ______ questions.

O O O O

75 150 200 135

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6|

Regulatory definitions for the types of bottled water are found in _____. FDA’s Standard of Identity IBWA Bylaws FDA’s Standard of Quality FDA’s CGMPs

O O O O

7|

IBWA recommends a minimum of ___ days for study and preparation prior to taking the CPO exam. 1 7 30 14

O O O O

8|

Which one of the following contaminants listed in the Code of Practice Appendix A is NOT a secondary inorganic contaminant? zinc manganese bromate copper

O O O O

9|

Registration for the CPO exam can be completed at: https://cpo-exam.bottledwater.org/ https://cpoexam/ https://bottledwater exam/ https://cpoonlineexam/

O O O O

10|

A food contact surface exposed to 0.5 mg/l of ozone for 1 minute yields a CT of 0.5.

O O

True False


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BOTTLED WATER: BY THE NUMBERS BOTTLED WATER MAKES HISTORY (GALLONS)

2021 PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION

15.7B

15.3B

BOTTLED WATER

2004 Carbonated Soft Drinks

2021 Bottled Water

47

GALLONS

36

GALLONS

CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS

In 2021, bottled water’s volume was larger than carbonated soft drinks’ apex in 2004.

Beverage Marketing Corporation anticipates that per capita consumption of bottled water will climb to 50 gallons within a few years.

2021 Volume Share of Stomach By U.S. Beverage Segment

2021 Volume Share of Stomach by Water Segment

Value-Added Water 1.4% Energy Drinks 1.5% Wine & Spirits 2.4% Sports Drinks 3.0% Fruit Beverages 4.4%

Tap/Others 9.4%

Sparkling 3.6% Vended 6.3%

Bottled Water 24.6%

Imports 2.0%

HOD 9.3%

Tea 5.5%

Retail bulk 7.8%

PET Single-serve 71.0%

Carbonated Soft Drinks 18.6%

Milk 8.1% Beer 10.2%

Coffee 10.9%

#1 #2

With a volume of nearly 15.7 billion gallons, the United States ranks second among leading countries’ consumption. China holds the No.1 position, with 28.7 billion gallons.

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