Nestle Waters is set to buy a water production facility in the US, according to local reports. The US unit of the water company is thought to be around two months away from acquiring Blu Springs Farm in Oswego County in New York, reports claimed late last week.

Local newspaper The Post Standard cited Kent Koptiuch, natural resource manager for Nestle Waters North America as saying that the unit will spend the next year to 18 months testing water springs at the site for composition, quality, quantity and taste.

Nestle Waters is scouting for land with springs around New York, with a view to developing sources to match growing demand, the paper noted. Koptiuch was cited as confirming that the company is looking at facilities in the east and south of the state.

No-one was available to confirm or clarify the report at Nestle Waters when contacted by juts-drinks today (20 August).

Earlier this year, the unit introduced an environmentally-friendly bottle in the US that weighs 15% less than those currently on the market. The new PET bottle is now being sold under the Ozarka and Arrowhead brands in the US.