We do everything we can to protect Eska’s natural spring and the virgin forest surrounding it in St-Mathieu-d’Harricana in northern Quebec.
Declared a protected zone by the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the 425 km2 area around the source is protected from all outside contaminants. That means the water collection point, the recharge zones and the vast wilderness surrounding the source are totally preserved and free from contamination, unlike rivers located in agricultural zones or close to urban centres.
Our environmental protection practices exceed government standards, reflecting our top priority of preserving the rich and natural heritage of our beautiful province. Sustainable development is simply the only acceptable way forward. Even though the spring is continually replenished by its high recharge capacity, rain and snow, we only harvest 3 to 5% of the source’s annual volume. We work with an independent team of hydrogeologists to consistently the impact of our activities and to ensure sustainability and eco-responsibility.
We leverage the latest technologies to refine our methods and better protect the esker. We work with regional authorities to minimize contamination of the soil surrounding the protected area. And we conduct regular analyses to measure the level and flow rate of the esker to safeguard it from contaminants. Because protecting nature is in our nature.