Wood County Project
Ozarka's Current Spring Water Operations
Four springs supply spring water for the Ozarka brand:
Moffit Spring in Walker
County, Roher Spring in Henderson County, Piney Woods Spring in Wood County and
Clear Springs in Wood County.
water is collected at these springs and hauled to the nearest bottling facility.
Ozarka Bottling Facilities
There are three main
bottling facilities for Ozarka: one in Houston, one in Ft. Worth, and one in
(Drinking water differs from "Spring Water" because it usually comes from municipal supply sources and is purified before bottling. See "Labeling Bottled Water" in the Water Info section.)
Nestlé Waters North America bought Ozarka Spring Water Company in 1987 when its spring sources were located in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Ozarka had a business relationship with the owner of Cargile Spring in Polk County, Arkansas in which the company purchased spring water by the gallon or truckload and hauled it to the bottling facility in Fort Worth (a 24-hour turn around time with rest included for the driver.) Eventually, due to the rising costs of transporting the water, it was no longer economically feasible to continue the purchasing agreement. In addition, Ozarka found their Texas consumers preferred the lighter mineral content found in the East Texas springs. By 1989, Ozarka had transitioned into collecting spring water from only Texas springs.
Jobs for Texans
There are 781 employees of Nestlé Waters North America in Texas, with an annual payroll of $34.4 million. Together with Nestle, there are more than 1,000 employees in the state. Nestlé Waters North America employees can be found in the following locations in Texas:
In Texas, Ozarka and Nestlé Waters North America generate well over $25 million in business annually with its network of more than 1600 suppliers, distributors and marketing partners.
Wide Variety of Employment Opportunities
Ozarka employs a multitude of skilled workers to run its bottling facilities and transport water products. A sampling of job opportunities at an Ozarka bottling facility includes Managers, Maintenance Mechanic Technicians, Production Technicians, Quality Control Technicians, Microbiology Technicians, Warehouse Technicians, Human Resource and Administrative personnel.
Other Nestlé Waters North America Brands in the U.S.
Each bottled water brand sold by Nestlé Waters North America is distributed regionally, heralding its own distinctive character, source and heritage. These include Arrowhead*, Calistoga, Deer Park*, Great Bear, Ice Mountain, Montclair, Oasis, Ozarka*, Poland Spring*, and
Zephyrhills*. (Brands marked with an * are in the top ten of more than 300 brands sold in the United States.) Additionally,
Nestlé Waters North America imports and distributes Acqua Panna and S. Pellegrino from Italy and Perrier Sparking Water