European approval for Cascade


A Wadebridge-based water company has become the first Cornish business to receive a prestigious European accreditation.
Cascade Springs Water Company, which has recently been taken over by William Hiley, has passed stringent tests to be accepted into the European Point-of-use Drinking Water Association (EPDWA).
The accreditation saw Cascade score a total of 91.2% for the high quality of its water and its systems.
“We’re really pleased to have achieved such an important accreditation with such a high percentage,” said Hiley.
“We underwent a rigorous audit that included microbiologist tests of our water that highlighted its fantastic quality.
“The EPDWA tested every aspect from our water source through to the end product.
“This included a thorough plant audit which examined our filtration systems, bottling, sterilisation and recycling of damaged bottles through to delivery to the end user and the recycling of old cooler units.
“They also investigated our management processes to ensure the whole process runs smoothly, whilst all staff took part in a hygiene course to ensure their knowledge is up-to-date.”
After passing the accreditation Cascade will now appear on the EPDWA’s website.
“What’s great is that any large company or organisation now looking for water, whether its coolers or point-of-use equipment which filters mains’ water, to be supplied in Cornwall and Devon will be able to find us, Cascade Springs, on the EPDWA website,” said Hiley.
“This means that we will be able to generate more business and continue to boost the local economy, whilst helping those new businesses that choose to buy from us to reduce their carbon footprint as the water will now be coming from their doorstep.”