Industry Emergency Relief

CBWA and its members work with various local, provincial and federal government agencies on emergency preparedness programs to allow greater efficiency in addressing delivery of bottled water in cases of emergency relief. The bottled water industry has provided millions of litres of bottled water over the years in response to emergencies that have temporarily interrupted the delivery of safe drinking water.


  • Donations of bottled water were made to Trenton, Ontario and Moncton, New Brunswick flood victims in 2008;
  • CBWA members donated 200,000 litres of bottled water to help many Vancouverites through the aftermath of storms in November 2006, which disrupted municipal water treatment;
  • Millions of litres were donated to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005; and
  • Over 1.5 million litres of bottled water was donated to the citizens of Walkerton, Ontario after their municipal wells were contaminated in 2000.


For request of emergency bottled water donations, please contact us.



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