Our companies are dedicated to protecting, preserving and providing a safe and affordable water supply, whether that water comes from springs or through a public utility. Sustainable water use is in the long-term interest of our businesses, our consumers and the environment. Therefore, we will ensure that our water sources remain viable for a variety of uses for generation to come.
In the United States, for example, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act sets rigorous industry standards regulating discharge of pollutants into our nation’s water supply. Our industry not only follows these provisions, but also goes beyond these requirements. We:
Water is a key ingredient in all of our products. As a customer of the municipal water system, the beverage industry supports its strength and viability. It is in our best interest to protect our nation’s water resources for today and for the future.
Our manufacturing facilities represent on a small portion of the nation’s overall water use. In fact, we account for only 3/100ths of 1 percent of all public water usage. That’s just a drop in the bucket. Additionally, the beverage industry is sharing its best practices for water conservation with the large global business world.
Credit: American Beverage Association