Company

  • Crystal Geyser Water Company was founded in 1977 in Calistoga, CA.
  • We maintain current operations in Calistoga & Bakersfield.
  • We employ 133 people, over 50% of whom have been with our company for over 10 years.
  • We are proud to report that 32% of our company workforce is women.
  • While our parent company is Otsuka America Incorporated, our operations and our employees will continue to reside in California.  In addition, 99% of our products are distributed and sold in the western United States.

Jobs in Mt. Shasta

  • We expect to initially employ approximately 30 people with one bottling line.
  • We hope to hire a majority of our employees from the local community.
  • All full-time employees are eligible for full benefits including medical, dental, vision and 401K.
  • To learn more about working for Crystal Geyser Water Company, click here

Economic Benefit

  • The Mt. Shasta facility represents roughly a $60 million investment in Siskiyou County.
  • Sales, property, and income taxes will provide a significant boost to the regional economy.
  • Total contribution to the local economy has been estimated by an independent economic study to be nearly $40 million each year. To read more about this survey click here

Sustainability

  • Our average water usage over the course of a year will be 115,000 gallons per day (gpd) with one bottling line at full production.  This is less than 1% of the total daily output of Mt. Shasta Big Springs.
  • We will rinse bottles with air, not with water, which will allow us to ensure the majority of the water we extract will go directly in the bottle.  In addition, it will reduce our wastewater discharge from 250,000 gpd to 54,000 gpd.
  • We will only discharge water as approved by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) to the onsite leachfield. To learn more about our leachfield click here…
  • Selected power generators & boilers meet highest emission standards.  In fact, the emissions of both the generators and the boilers are below threshold levels set by the Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control District.
  • We are building the facility to be LEED (Leader in Energy & Environmental Design) certified.
  • We currently monitor the outflow at Big Springs and have done so for many years. Additionally, we monitor three deep wells, including our production well. We provide quarterly reports on this data to the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)
  • We are participating in an independent water monitoring survey of Big Springs conducted by CalTrout. To learn more about this study click here…

Plant Operations

  • We have taken great care to select noise attenuation devices and methods that are being implemented to minimize noise.
  • Our Mt. Shasta facility may operate up to 24-hours per day  Monday through Friday with one Saturday shift from 7 am – 3:30 p.m. and a shift beginning on Sunday at 11 p.m.
  • We will contain truck dock activities to 7 am – 10 pm, 6 days per week.  All trucks will use the I-5 access routes to the north of the town and access our facility via an established easement.  No trucks will travel through downtown or on Ski Village Drive.
  • Crystal Geyser will adhere to the County ordinances regarding plant operations, including noise, landscaping, and lighting. We are also adhering to the mitigation measures already developed for the facility while owned by Danone/Coca-Cola.

Community

  • We granted two easements in the Fall of 2015 to the Siskiyou Land Trust allowing for the expansion of the Spring Hill Trail and the Downtown to City Park Trail.  Read more…
  • We are the title sponsor for the Mt. Shasta Community Fireworks.
  • We are a proud Community Partner for the Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce.
  • We have provided support to the following: Mt. Shasta Trail Association, Sisson Museum, Mt. Shasta High School Boosters in Memory of Gary Woods, Sisson Elementary, Mt. Shasta High School Ski & Snowboard Team, Boy Scouts, and Mercy Foundation North.
  • Learn more about our commitment to our community here…