Client project details
Etowah Water & Sewer Authority (Frosty Spring Bottled Water – Dawson County, GA)
EGGI was hired to evaluate the potential to use an existing spring as a possible municipal water supply source. The spring site contains two closely spaced springs and the water is currently prepared for sale at the Frosty Mountain Spring Bottling Facility. This spring site also occurs within one of the potential Groundwater Development Zones identified for Etowah Water during EGGI's countywide groundwater investigation of Dawson County.
For many decades this spring has produced "great tasting water." Mr. Danny Harben (spring owner) indicated that at least one of the springs has been used as a local drinking water source for more than 75 years. Based upon estimates provided by Frosty Springs, the plant bottled approximately 450,000 – 500,000 gallons of spring water in 2008.
EGGI found the spring to be in very good condition. The analytical results indicate that the groundwater derived from both springs is of excellent quality. As an artesian water source, EGGI designed an innovative and inexpensive means to assess the "sustainable" yield of the spring. The combined yield of the lower and upper springs was determined to be approximately 75,000 gallons per day. The owner of the spring is considering what "next steps" to take to sell the spring or increase the overall production of bottled water.
The spring site contains two closely spaced springs and the water is currently prepared for sale at the Frosty Mountain Spring Bottling Facility."