Walmart Sources Bottled Water from Dry California

California drought

by | May 15, 2015

California droughtWalmart is the latest company under pressure to stop sourcing its bottled water from drought-stricken California.

According to an investigation by CBS13 in Sacramento, Walmart’s bottled water comes from the Sacramento municipal water supply.

CBS says Aquafina, Crystal Geyser, Arrowhead and Dasani also sell bottled water drawn from California municipal water supplies.

In a statement, Walmart told the TV news station “we have and continue to work with our suppliers to act responsibly while meeting the needs of customers who count on us across California.”

Earlier this week Starbucks said it will stop sourcing and manufacturing its Ethos Water in California due to the drought.

Starbucks’ move comes as activists are petitioning the California Water Resources Control Board to shut down Nestlé’s water bottling operations in the state.

Photo Credit: aerial view showing low water level in South Lake reservoir in California because of drought via Shutterstock


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