<== Water.com - DS Services ==>
For over a century bottled water was provided by small regional suppliers. The water would often be named after a local spring source or the local mountain.
The internet age spurred a consolidation of regional bottlers as a company called water.com managed to dominate the top keywords for bottled water.
Water.com itself went through a series of mergers and the assets are held by a somewhat secretive firm called "DS Services of America."
Brands owned by Water.com include:
- Alhambra was established in Martinez, California in 1902 and became a leading water brand in Central California.
- Belmont Springs was established in 1876 when George Cotton bought land that housed a spring that had been a favorite water source of Native Americans for several centuries.
- Crystal Springs was established in 1925. It provides water along the East Coast from Florida to Pennsylvania. The brand became popular in Washington State as well.
- Deep Rock Water was established in Colorado in 1896 by Stephen Kostitch from aquifers outside Denver.
- Hinckley Springs traces its history to 1888 when Otis Hinckley and George J. Schmitt started a water delivery route. The brand is popular in the Midwest.
- Kentwood Springs was founded in 1963 after the discovery of a deep artesian well outside Kentwood, Louisiana.
- Mount Olympus Waters is named from a spring just outside the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area. The firm was established in 1898. The brand is popular in the Mountain West.
- The Sierra Springs brand was established in Sacramento in 1950.
- The Sparkletts brand was established in 1925. Sparkletts offered bottled water in the American Southwest from Dallas to Los Angeles.
DS Services also acquired national brands including Athena® water, Nursery® water, Standard Coffee® and Relyant®.
Web sites provided by DS Service include www.water.com, www.coffeeservice.com, and www.myutapia.com (a brand of water filter stations.)
- Grand Junction - Food: Deep Rock Water
- Yuma County - Shopping: Sparkletts Water
- Colorado Springs Color - Food: Deep Rock Water
- Salt Lake Sites - Food: Mount Olympus Water
- Salt Lake Sites - Services: Mount Olympus Waters
- Denver Color - Food: Deep Rock Water
- Pima County - Food: Sparkletts® Water
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