Kentwood Springs Bottled Water to Serve as Water Supplier of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Episode

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Company Provided Water Delivery; Staff Lent a Hand on the Set

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I had never before volunteered at this magnitude, and I found a great sense of enjoyment and pride in my involvement and in being able to help a deserving family get a beautiful new home.

Kentwood Springs, a DS Waters bottled water brand, was pleased to provide its water delivery service as the water supplier of the April 8, 2007, episode of the ABC television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The bottled water company provided 120 five-gallon bottles of water as well as hot cocoa and coffee for use by the crew and volunteers on the shoot, which took place in Brandon, Mississippi, and is serviced by the Jackson, Mississippi, branch of Kentwood Springs.    

But Kentwood Springs' involvement went beyond a straightforward donation of its water delivery service and its products. Local Route Operations Manager Chris Derouen not only visited the set multiple times to ensure that the water delivery had been made, but he, his wife, and several of his associates also remained to help out with the building of the house itself. From hauling bricks to cleaning up debris, Chris and his associates literally got their hands dirty throughout the seven-day shoot.

"Not only was I glad to be able to get the word out about Kentwood Springs and our quality bottled water, but I also was thrilled to be able to volunteer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and to make a difference," said Derouen. "I had never before volunteered at this magnitude, and I found a great sense of enjoyment and pride in my involvement and in being able to help a deserving family get a beautiful new home."

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs on ABC on Sunday evenings. For more information about the television show, including details on upcoming episodes, please visit abc.go.com/primetime/xtremehome.

About Kentwood Springs
In 1963, the founders of Kentwood Springs Water Company went on a quest for pure water. They found it in a deep artesian spring in the woods of Kentwood, Louisiana. Since then, we have been bottling Kentwood and providing water delivery to homes, offices and retail outlets across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

About DS Waters
Created in 2003, DS Waters is the parent company, producer and distributor of bottled water products across the United States under the brand names Alhambra®, Belmont Springs®, Crystal Springs®, Hinckley Springs®, Kentwood Springs®, Sierra Springs® and Sparkletts® as well as the parent company of Roast2Coast, a coffee delivery service . The company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the U.S. leader in home and office water delivery, with a focus on three-gallon, five-gallon and 1/2-liter single serve bottled water products. Water is bottled at more than 25 manufacturing facilities and then delivered by a fleet of over 2,000 delivery trucks to millions of homes and offices across the country. DS Waters employs approximately 4,600 people in more than 40 states.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is in its 4th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

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