Cott Corp., Tampa, Fla., announced that DS Services of America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cott, substantially acquired all of the assets of Roaring Spring Water.

The acquisition of Roaring Spring Water, a provider of high-quality water delivery services to homes and offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia since 1981, will grow the customer base of DS Services by approximately 7,500 customers, the company says.

Customers of Roaring Spring Water now will enjoy Crystal Springs, the DS Services brand in the region, and have the ability to select additional products for their orders, including coffee and tea, sparkling water beverages from Sparkling Ice and premium water products such as Mountain Valley Spring, where available.

"Roaring Spring Water shares our focus on offering high-quality products and delivering superior customer service and strengthens our footprint and customer density in the region," said Dave Muscato, president of DS Services, in a statement. "We are excited to welcome the Roaring Spring Water customers and associates to the Crystal Springs family."

Dan Hoover, owner of Roaring Spring Water, added, "DS Services has a strong commitment to service and will continue to use the spring water from Roaring Spring, so they were a natural fit when deciding to sell the business.”