Koldkist Bottled Water originally began selling bottled water in the Portland market on Valentines Day, 1995. At that time Koldkist was an independently owned Culligan franchise. In 2008, Koldkist was acquired by Arctic Glacier Inc. a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality packaged ice. Koldkist produces purified water for the enjoyment of more than 4,000 active home and office delivery sites. Locally operated by people who care, Koldkist is happy to provide simple, hassle free service of a Northwest Fresh and Pure product.
The production facility is built around a bottle washer and filling room that was manufactured in San Jose, California by the Cap Snap equipment division of Portola Packaging. Current operations are set for 220 bottles per hour. Installation and operation while performed by ourselves; adheres to IBWA (International Bottled Water Association) guidelines as well as those set forth by the State and local regulators. Five and three gallon bottles for home and office delivery are the only products produced here.
The source water for our product is the Bull Run Watershed. The Bull Run is a naturally occurring fresh water supply that is located in a protected area of Mt. Hood. Backup for the Bull Run system is handled through several underground well supplies. The Bull Run system is also the system feeding the City of Portland and one of the cleanest in the country.