1 million bottles of Ice Mountain water from Mecosta County heading to Texas

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MECOSTA COUNTY (WJRT) - Nestle Waters North America is working to help Hurricane Harvey victims by donating bottled water from Michigan.

Some 26 trucks loaded with more than 1 million bottles of water from the Ice Mountain bottling plant near Stanwood in Mecosta County are on their way to Texas.

The water will be delivered to Salvation Army locations and to first responders in southern Texas working in the area ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.

The donation is something that Nestle says is a no brainer when it comes to helping victims of natural disasters.

"It's part of our culture, but having access to fresh, clean drinking water is extremely important to everyday life," said Arlene Anderson-Vincent, who is the natural resource manager for Nestle. "We coordinate a lot of times for natural disasters or boil affects for communities."

Nestle joins several other companies, including Anheuser-Busch in sending water to the Hurricane Harvey disaster areas.

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