State Board orders Arrowhead bottled water to stop tapping into some mountain springs

The decision comes after a multi-year investigation.

State Board orders Arrowhead bottled water to stop tapping into some mountain springs
Stream in the San Bernardino National Forest. The company that owns Arrowhead bottled water can no longer use 10 out of 13 of its water diversion sites after a decision from the State Water Resource Board. Photo: Community Forward Redlands.

Following a multi-year investigation, the State Water Resources Control Board has ordered the owners of Arrowhead bottled water to stop taking water from some springs in the San Bernardino National Forest for bottling.

Why it matters: According to local environmental groups, the company's practice has drained an important creek that is a habitat for wildlife and helps protect the area from wildfires.

The details: For over a century, Arrowhead bottled water has been pulled from natural springs at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains.

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