HOLLIS, MAINE – On Saturday night, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency requested the assistance of Nestle Waters North America to deliver Poland Spring bottle water to the Boston area in light of the boil alert situation after a major water main break left 2 million without clean water.
The company has also received hundreds of orders for bottled water and began working on production and delivery logistics immediately. The company has already delivered 21 truckloads (nearly half a million bottles) of water to the affected areas and expects to deliver 40 more truckloads (1.4 million bottles) over the next 48 hours.
Nestle Waters North America recently signed a contract with the Commonwealth as an official emergency water provider and has a similar agreement with the Maine Emergency Management Agency.
“Poland Spring is working around the clock to quickly bring clean, safe water to the Boston area. Nearly half a million water bottles are either delivered or on their way and we are working around the clock to deliver additional bottled water,” said Bill Maples, northeast operations director for NWNA.
Current Poland Spring/NWNA actions in Massachusetts include:
• Completed deliveries to area hospitals including the VA Medical Center in West Roxbury, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
• The Massachusetts National Guard organized the pick up of an additional 11 truckloads of Poland Spring/NPL bottled water from an NWNA warehouse facility last night.
• All NWNA bottling facilities in Maine and the northeast have begun additional bottled water production to ensure the company can to continue to support people in need of clean water.
• Members of Poland Spring’s emergency water logistics team worked through the night to find trucks to deliver water to Massachusetts.
• 10 truckloads of Poland Spring and Nestle Pure Life bottled water were delivered to area communities as a start on Sunday afternoon.
• Completed deliveries to locations in Arlington, Lexington, Malden, Marblehead, Medford, Saugus, Waltham and Winthrop.