COMMITTED TO OUR HOME STATE

The ARROWHEAD brand started in California over 120 years ago. For decades, we’ve worked hard to respect and care for the brand’s mountain spring sources and their surrounding environments. We take our time researching, evaluating and carefully selecting mountain springs that can be managed for long-term sustainability. Not to mention our commitment to water bottle recycling and doing our part for the environment.

San Bernardino Mountains, CA, 2015
Near Arrowhead Spring

FROM ONE GENERATION
TO THE NEXT

Our team of natural resource managers and field experts care for our spring sources and their surroundings so that Arrowhead will be enjoyed for generations to come.

PROTECTING NATURE IS SECOND NATURE

See how we’re doing right by nature from our spring sources to our water bottles.

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WATER STEWARDSHIP

We take pride in the care we provide for our mountain spring sources and surrounding local waterways.

RECYCLING AND REDUCING

We’re committed to using post-consumer recycled plastic in our most popular sized bottles throughout California.

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

We collaborate with local groups to help empower communities throughout California to become water stewards and to take pride in their local environment.

WE ARE FOR WATER

Being responsible to California means maintaining our springs for long-term sustainability. That’s why we have a team of experts dedicated to watching over each one of our 13 spring sources. We also partner with local groups like the Inland Empire Waterkeeper to care for the Upper Santa Ana River Watershed and other local waterways.

 

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OUR PACKAGING PROMISE

Since 1994, we have reduced the amount of plastic in our half-liter bottles by 60%. And since 2016, thanks to the high recycling rate of California residents and our partnership with CarbonLITE, All single-serve bottles made in California are made using 50 percent recycled plastic. This recent change increases the amount of recycled material used in ARROWHEAD bottles by 40%.

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San Bernadino Mountains, CA, 2015
Near Arrowhead Spring

WHY PLASTIC IS A RESOURCE

All plastic is not created equal. Some plastic, like the durable #1 PET (called rPET when recycled), is inherently reusable and can be more easily recycled and reused without losing its functionality. By using rPET in our water bottles, we can have a measurable impact on reducing our production of greenhouse gases and reducing the amount of plastic in landfills.

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One of the most commonly used plastics for single-use products.

91.6% less energy is needed to make rPET vs. virgin (or entirely new) plastics.

The energy saved by recycling one PET bottle will power a computer for 25 minutes.

For more information about the recycling process and plastics check out the GOOD guide to recycling.

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Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Andrew Janik, “Recycling Plastic is Surprisingly Complex. Here’s What Happens After the Bin.” WWW.GOOD.IS December 1, 2015

FACILITIES AND DISTRIBUTION

An important step in reducing our environmental impact is improving the energy and water efficiency at our facilities. We’ve already made a lot of changes, and will continue to look for more innovative ways to conserve at our bottling plants.

THE TWO WIND TURBINES AT OUR BOTTLING PLANT IN CABAZON, CALIFORNIA PROVIDE 30% OF THE FACILITY’S POWER.

CABAZON FACILITY

 

Cabazon Bottling Facility, CA, 2015

HERE'S HOW WE'RE MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT:

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CONSERVING WATER

Since 2016, new technology in our California bottling plants have helped save approximately 65M gallons of water per year.

INCREASING FUEL EFFICIENY

We added 20 alternative fuel powered trucks to the fleet in California this year.

LOWERING EMISSIONS

At our Cabazon facility, we have reduced CO2 emissions by 7,320 tons, saving the equivalent of approximately 1,897 acres of trees.

We’ve highlighted a few of our team members to show what it means to work for the ARROWHEAD brand. Their passion for community efforts, respect for nature and high standard for quality demonstrate what it means to be “Arrowhead Proud”.

 

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OUR PARTNERSHIPS IN CALIFORNIA

We donate nearly 3 million bottles of Arrowhead® water to communities in need throughout the state. For us, being an active member of the community goes beyond donations. It also means working together with other local groups who share similar values and goals. We’re proud to call the following organizations our partners:

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS FOUNDATION

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS FOUNDATION

The Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) is a non-profit organization that aims to connect communities with public land and foster life-long commitments to environmental stewardship. We have been partners for over 20 years, and recently donated 90 acres of land in the Angeles Oaks area of the San Bernardino Mountains to the Foundation to contribute to their ongoing efforts. LEARN MORE

 

Cucamonga Valley Water District logo

CUCAMONGA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

The Cucamonga Valley Water District is dedicated to providing high quality, safe and reliable water services. Throughout the years, we’ve been able to sponsor their educational Environmental Learning Center, festivals, and internship programs. In 2016, we invested in a groundwater treatment project that will help increase the availability and reliability of local water supplies for the community. LEARN MORE

 

AMERICAN RIVER HEADWATER RESTORATION

AMERICAN RIVER HEADWATER RESTORATION WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a leading conservation organization whose mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. TNC is co-leading a forest and watershed restoration and research effort in the headwaters of the American River—the watershed that is the primary drinking water source for Sacramento. The goal is to manage the forests to reduce the risk of wildfire and help safeguard water quality, potentially increasing water quantity. We look forward to working with the multiple groups who have joined forces on this important effort. LEARN MORE

OUR EFFORTS IN CALIFORNIA

Have more questions about the ARROWHEAD brand and how we are responding to the drought in California? Learn more about our business practices, production methods and conservation efforts.

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Northern CA, 2015
Near White Meadow Spring