Deer Park Spring Water
|Tagline||"That's Good Water!"|
|All concentrations in milligrams per liter (mg/L); pH without units|
Following the Civil War, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) created a vacation resort high in the Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland. While the Deer Park Hotel and its spa were built to attract passengers to ride the railroad to this vacation spot, the spring water near the site also became a major attraction. Among the many tourists who made the journey to enjoy the benefits of the spring water were four American Presidents, from James Garfield to William Taft. Known locally as the "Boiling Spring", the source of the spring water derived its name from the action of the water bubbling up through white sand on its way to the surface. The B&O Railroad quickly recognized the value of the spring and began bottling the water in 1873. In 1966 the Boiling Spring Holding Corporation purchased the spring and its surrounding woodlands from the B&O Railroad and incorporated as Deer Park Spring Water, Inc., named for the nearby town of Deer Park, Maryland. This company bottled the spring water primarily for the metropolitan New York market.
Deer Park Water Company was then purchased by the Clorox Company and continued to sell the spring water under the Deer Park name along most of the East Coast. Perrier Group of America Inc., the bottled water company which is a subsidiary of Nestle S.A., the giant Swiss food producer, bought Deer Park Spring Water, Inc in 1993. As a division of Nestlé Waters, the water now comes from additional sources in Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Michigan, and South Carolina.
Once known (and well-remembered) for its famous '80s catchphrase "Deer PARK, that's good water!".
- "COMPANY NEWS; NESTLE'S PERRIER UNIT PURCHASES DEER PARK WATER". 1 October 1993 – via NYTimes.com.
- http://www.nestle-watersna.com/Menu/OurBrands/DeerPark/Deer+Park+Heritage.htm nestle.watersna.com
- SwozyGustafsson (30 August 2010). "1989 Deer Park Spring Water Commercial" – via YouTube.