Water Quality & Sustainability

Water Quality & Sustainability

What’s this? A page about water quality and sustainability? Heck, yes! We maintain sustainable solutions for our springs and the land around them, keeping high standards for all our products. Every bottle of Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water contains the same high-quality water folks around the Northeast know and love. We care about the product we put out, our community and our spring sources.

Franklin County, ME

Home of White Cedar Spring

Great Standards


Once we collect spring water, it undergoes stringent controls and a not 1, not 2, but 10-step quality process. Our testing standards meet or exceed those set by the EPA and FDA — so you can always be confident in the quality of every bottle and the dependability of that oh-so-fresh taste.


Daily testing of source water (mineral content, pH, bacteria) is designed to assure safety and consistency. We also have a protocol of weekly, monthly and annual testing to demonstrate and document that the water we collect is safe, high-quality spring water. We weren’t kidding when we said we take quality seriously around here.

Independent Hydrogeological Reports

Say that five times fast! Hydrogeological reports sound complex — and they are. For a really important reason: They show that the sources for Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water and our collection methods meet (and may even exceed) established FDA criteria for spring water.

Regulatory Oversight

The FDA is responsible for regulating the bottled water industry. The FDA regulations for bottled water are as strict as the EPA’s regulations for tap water, if not more so.


Our team of on-staff certified geologists and natural resource managers helps us continuously monitor and manage each spring source with long-term sustainability in mind. Monitoring the springs and the natural habitats surrounding them is a top priority.

The science
behind the springs

To learn more about how Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is sourced and our commitment to quality, download our water quality report.


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