Crystal Geyser Olancha Plant

The source for one of the most popular brands of bottled water in Southern California is this Crystal Geyser bottling plant adjacent to Owens Lake, a 100 square-mile lake that dried up after the construction of the first Los Angeles aqueduct. Crystal Geyser trucks drive the bottled water to Los Angeles alongside the pipeline that carries 70% of the tap water to the same place. The plant opened in 1990, and has been expanded several times since then. Subsequently two more plants have been built in Olancha, in an attempt to quench the seemingly unslakable thirst for the most abundant free liquid on the planet.