Nestle Waters of North America is to buy over 80 acres in the US, where the Glenwood Spring is located. The company has confirmed that it will buy two areas of land in St Albans.

Although the company plans to build a loading station on one of the sites, there are no plans for a bottling plant. The company is also developing two other springs in Somerset.

Glenwood Spring has been well-known in St Albans since the 1800s, when local people claimed the water could cure everything from rheumatism to kidney disorders. A bottling business was set up and water from the spring was sold along a route in St Albans, Hartland and Pittsfield.

A dilapidated springhouse is all that remains of the original bottling plant.