A new lawsuit is claiming that Poland Spring Water is committing “colossal fraud” by claiming on its bottles that it contains “100 percent natural spring water” from Maine, USA Today reports.
The legal complaint, filed Tuesday, claims that Nestle is instead simply bottling common groundwater that doesn’t qualify as spring water.
"For more than twenty years, Nestle Waters' marketing and sales of Poland Spring Water has been a colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers," the lawsuit claims.
"To consumers, 'spring water' from a naturally occurring spring signifies purity and high quality and commands a premium price compared to Defendant's non-spring drinking water products or filtered tap water,” the lawsuit continues.
A representative from Nestle Waters disputed that claim to USA Today, saying that their water meets all federal and state regulations for spring water.
Previously Nestle settled a 2003 lawsuit that alleged its water was not sourced from the Maine wildness.
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