What We're About
In 1986, two Boulder entrepreneurs, Steve Dolson and Bill Stone, started Indian Peaks Springwater with $100 and a Chevy van. When his partner died the following year, Steve forged on, building the company through word of mouth and water tastings at footraces, mountain bike events and summer festivals such as the People's Fair in Denver and the Boulder CreekFest.
“Luckily for us, the water practically sells itself,” Steve says. “Once people taste it, they're sold.”
While some water companies resort to technical fixes like complex filtration and mineral augmentation to try to improve the taste of their products, the secret of Indian Peaks Springwater's success lies in preserving the water's natural goodness.
“We want to keep it as natural as we can and still keep the health department happy,” the company owner explains.
With respect for the planet and a commitment to the preservation of its resources, Indian Peaks Springwater is a local company with global values. We run biodiesel in our trucks, offer our customers the option of natural glass bottles or BPA-free plastic bottles, and practice the green wisdom of using local resources to serve a local population. It takes a little more effort sometimes to do the right thing, but it's an ethos that has been ingrained in our company from the beginning. Unlike competitors who pull water from flatland wells and call it mountain springwater, we travel winding mountain roads in all kinds of weather to harvest our springwater at the edge of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. When the high country is buried under snow and the winter wind is cold enough to freeze closed the valve on our tanker and the exposed skin of an unwary truck driver, we sometimes wonder if it's worth it. But it only takes a sip of that cold and pure mountain springwater to remind us, yes, it certainly is.
Indian Peaks Springwater supports:
KGNU Community Radio/88.5 FM & 1390 AM
Shining Mountain Waldorf School, Boulder
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center