Fillongley Spring Water

By Peter Brooks

We’re proud of our water here at Office Water Coolers and so thought it would be apt to tell you a little bit about Fillongley Spring Water and where it comes from. Designed and built by Nestle/Powwow in 2001 for £6 million, the bottling plant at Fillongley in Warwickshire was to be the most efficient purpose built facility in the UK. The plant was producing nearly 3 million 19 litre bottles of water a year before the business went into administration, making it the fastest bottling plant in the UK for 5 gallon bottles. That’s 1250 bottles per hour.

What’s more the on-site laboratory was the only UKAS accredited lab in the UK with 170002 standards. It’s fair to say that the spring water being produced at Fillongley was amongst the most rigorously scrutinised in the UK.

In September 2011 the Fillongley plant was officially reopened for business by new owners Berrington Water with capacity already at 2 million bottles per year. Berrington has ensured that it has employed ex Nestle workers at the plant, giving a continuity of excellent service.

Fillongley has always been committed to the environment too and being located in the heart of England within reach of the M42, M5, M1 and M6 its not difficult to see why it is the UK’s flagship bottling facility. The new borehole sunk in 2007 was carried out by Zenith International who consulted closely with the Environment Agency and is important when considering environmental factors as it negates the need for transportation of water by tankers on the road.

Checks carried out on the water bottles include automatic sniff and leak testing. The water itself is filtered, then subjected to UV light before finally being ozonated to ensure high quality is maintained. Samples are taken daily for onsite bacterial testing and sent weekly to an UKAS accredited external laboratory.

We love it and we’re willing to bet you will too. It’s as natural as it comes and tastes great fantastic too. 

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