It takes some pretty incredible springs to produce the fresh taste of Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water — 8 of them to be exact. We carefully select each spring source in Maine based on such things as geologic formation, mineral composition, quality and taste. Must be why folks around here are such big fans (and we’re sure glad they are).
Great question. According to the at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): “Spring Water is water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth at an identified location.” To be able to label our product as “spring water,” we have to satisfy stringent standards — standards we proudly meet or exceed. That’s why every bottle of Poland Spring® Brand water is labeled as 100% natural.
Ever wondered where Poland Spring® Brand Natural Spring Water comes from? You’re in the right place! Grab your coat, lace up your hiking boots and join us on a tour of Maine as we visit each spring.
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Just down the road from the original source in Poland, Maine, you’ll find Poland Spring — home to some of the greatest-tasting spring water in the state. Although we no longer use the original Poland Spring source, it continues to flow into the historic spring house, which is open to visitors at the Poland Spring Museum as a reminder of how our bottled spring water company got its start.
In the shadow of Pleasant Mountain (which is as lovely as it sounds), Cold Spring is nestled in a picturesque mossy glen in Western Maine. Surrounded by waterways, rolling hills and dense forests, the area around Cold Spring looks a lot like the brochure for a pretty amazing summer camp (because it is).
Clear Spring could be a history lesson all by itself — a prehistoric history lesson, that is. Cold spring water flows from ancient glacial deposits formed during the Ice Age(!). The springs bubble up through sand and gravel, providing the perfect natural filtration system for refreshing spring water. Yes, this process takes a while. But that’s often the case when you’re making something this great-tasting.
Thousands of trees cover peaks and valleys on majestic Bigelow Mountain Range near Spruce Spring. Part of the Appalachian Mountains, these mountains contain one of Maine’s highest summits (over 4,000 feet tall!). You can enjoy the breathtaking view with a bottle of Poland Spring Brand water in hand (gotta stay refreshed on the trail).
Down the road from Poland Spring, you’ll find Garden Spring, which is also in Poland (the town, not the country). With the same sand and gravel deposits as our Poland Spring source, it’s famous around these parts for its fresh-tasting natural spring water.
From Evergreen Spring, you can see New Hampshire’s stunning Western Mountains with their (naturally) evergreen landscape. We could enjoy this stunning scenery for hours while enjoying a bottle of Poland Spring water (of course).
This spring is known as the perfect place to stop along your travels, especially if you’re fans of skiing or snowmobiling. You can see the slopes of nearby Saddleback Mountain or visit beautiful Rangely Lake. White Cedar Spring is a popular destination for those looking to sit back, relax and enjoy nature at its best. Please pass the s’mores!
Tucked away in the valley between Sugarloaf and Mount Abraham, you’ll find Bradbury Spring. It’s partially fed by melting snow and rainwater that comes down from the mountains and reemerges as spring water. Pack your skis (or snowboard), because Bradbury Spring is just minutes away from some of the best skiing in the state (and remember to stay hydrated with refreshing Poland Spring bottled water).
Now that you can locate each spring, learn about the science behind spring water. We’ll show you how spring water gets its start and the water cycle that makes it possible to have Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water available throughout the Northeast.learn the basics
We treat each spring source with the great care and respect it deserves. Springs are regularly monitored by our natural resource managers and field experts for quality and sustainability. We’re proud to share their hard work.see our sustainability efforts