Crystal Geyser Olancha Plant, California

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.