Complaint Review: Artesia Springs LLC - San Antonio Texas
Artesia Springs LLC artesiasprings.com Rudy Ramon Patty Ramon SCAM & FRAUD ALERT: Rudy Ramon, Patty Ramon, et al aka artesiasprings.com, (8130 INTERCHANGE PARKWAY, , TX 78218, 210-637-5554) Is One Of The Largest Scams Of The Bottled Water Industry Claiming His Source To Be An "Artesian Springs Well"...A BOLD FACED LIE! San Antonio Texas
SCAM & FRAUD ALERT: Rudy Ramon, Patty Ramon, et al aka http://www.artesiasprings.com, Artesia Springs LLC (8130 INTERCHANGE PARKWAY, San Antonio, TX 78218, 210-637-5554) Is One Of The Largest Scams Of The Bottled Water Industry Claiming His Source To Be An "Artesian Springs Well"...A BOLD FACED LIE!
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Artesia Springs LLC
8130 Interchange Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78218
Phone: (210) 637-5554
(It Appears This Site Has Been Up & Down...Maybe Because Of Fraud!)
THIS IS A MUST READ FOR BOTTLED WATER SCAMS...
BELOW IS THE POSTING WITH and WITHOUT LINKS...
My name is Rick Scoville, "The Original Water Wizard" and in 1980 I Founded "Artesia Waters, Incorporated"! aka Artesia Sparkling Mineral Water! You remember, The Home Grown Texas/San Antonio Sparkling Water in the amber bottle back in the early 1980's until the mid 1990's (June, 1994), when I sold it, actually exercised a HOSTILE option with my millionaire investor, Walter Mischer, Sr. of Houston, Texas.
It was the Table Water of the George H. Bush White House and traveled on Air Force One to many Historical Summits around the World, as well as one in Arizona. Over that period of time, I also started bottling *STILL* Water (Non-Carbonated) under the name/label Artesia which was widely sold in retail outlets, hotels, resorts in over eighteen (18) states. The new owners who bought the company from Mischer, Margaret Shodrock (my controller at the time of transferring ownership...an unethical snake), Barney P. Randol, and Cheryl Randol, both CROOKS, took control of the company and renamed the parent company, Alamo City Beverages, Inc. dba Artesia Waters.
Within five (5) years they ran the company and its good name into the ground leaving creditors holding the bag for over $500,000 in debt...JUST UNETHICAL CROOKS! I actually sued (Pro Se) these folks/ingrates/crooks and their snake attorney, Larry Macon | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP for FRAUD and DECEPTIVE TRADE! I did not prevail, but I made it to the Texas Court of Appeals, Fourth District and was one of the first Pro Se litigants to do Oral Arguments before this Court...What A Grand Experience!
I assume that this Snake Oil Salesman, Ramon, picked up the trademark after it expired a natural death if the Shodrock Group, aka Alamo City Beverages, let it expire, otherwise it is not trademarked at all (I see no registered mark on this Idiot's packaging).
ESPOUSING HIS SNAKE OIL CRAP!
I had no interest in it or Artesia after the Mischer debacle because I had the admiration, respect, and thanks of the Food & Beverage Industry...color me GONE at that period of my life! I no longer live in San Antonio and have become a True Vagabond aka *The Texas Vagabond*, ( just "Livin' The Dream" and Traveling In The MacDaddy! And, I never thought that some UNSCRUPULOUS INGRATE, that would be Rudy Ramon, would steal my accolades and profess them to be his until I was at the VA Hospital a few weeks ago and the Doctors. Nurses, et al came up to me with one of his bottles of Artesia Springs Water thinking it was mine! I then took the time to research and read about this Con-Man's claims. Yup, you are right...I was not a Happy Camper/Vagabond, hence this dossier!!
I drilled a well on the property which Rudy Ramon and Artesia Springs now call their source...they claim it to be an "Artesian Springs Well"! It is no more an Artesian Well, Nor a Spring Of Any Kind, than I am Chinese! It is a Marketing Scam and a BOLD FACE LIE!! I should know, I had the well drilled and the water "Has To Be Pumped To The Surface" from the Edwards Aquifer! Artesian Wells and Springs come to the surface under their own pressure naturally without pumps. This guy is QUITE THE LIAR (** See His FALSE Claim(s) Below)!
The sad thing is that I really did not do my *Due Diligence* and drilled the well on the grounds of the Old Standard Industries Plant (Reliable Battery), NE Loop 410 and IH 35 which was full of LEAD ...(just do a word search for lead in this document)! Luckily, I never had a lead problem, but I always feared lead migration into my well source. I had the Carbon Filters on *The Ready* in case of LEAD MIGRATION into our well! Poor Rudy also never did his homework and who knows what the lead content is out there these days! I do not, but I cannot imagine buying bottled water from a well drilled in this zip code??
I would love to see the pumping records from this well to see if Rudy is even telling the truth about ALL the water that he SELLS/MARKETS as coming from this source...my guess, the bulk of his water comes from the TAP and is processed. Hell, the original tap water that most San Antonians get from their PERSONAL TAP and the water that Edwards Aquifer users procure from that source have GOOD QUALITY WATER. Why would anybody buy water from this SNAKE OIL SALESMAN...sorry I cannot answer that question, but it should be rhetorical for all who read this.
Note Where He CLAIMS above & I quote...
"His source, a deep Artesian Springs Well located in his building right here in San Antonio became his base for his bottling plant."
As I said previously, "A Bold Faced Lie"!! I drilled that well and it is no more an Artesian Well nor a Spring than I am Chinese! A PUMP brings the water to the surface from OUTSIDE his building! This guy tells more lies than Pinocchio!
FYI...I did a screen shot of this page before it disappears again, hopefully by the Texas Department Of Health and Human Resources!
Mr. Ramon also claims that reverse osmosis and water distillation are the same process ...
THEY ARE NOT! When I owned the company, we had a State Of The Art Distillation Unit, costing over $50,000 in those days, which is FAR SUPERIOR to ANY reverse osmosis processing...WHICH IS A POOR MAN'S METHOD OF REMOVING DISSOLVED SOLIDS! Reverse Osmosis (RO) is no where close to being as effective/efficient at removing dissolved solids as is the distillation process. I will not even address this Con-Man's latest claim regarding CBD Infused Water
which the FDA does not acknowledge as having ANY therapeutic value . I also noticed that Texas Grocery Giant H.E.B. has *DISCONTINUED* his 5-Gallon *So-Called* Spring Water (A Bold Faced Lie). Do you think that they found out that it was a HOAX ??
You may well ask why I write this dossier or *HIT* piece. Well, the "coup de gras" was that this CLOWN Ramon has never contacted me, thanked me, nor asked for any guidance, nor asked to *DISPLAY MY PRODUCTS AS HIS* at the Artesia Springs office/plant/warehouse at the Old Standard Industries Plant (Reliable Battery), NE Loop 410 and IH 35. In the News 4 San Antonio FLUFF piece reported by Randy Beamer and Darian Trotter about his CBD Infused Water (Cannabis Oil-Infused Water), this INGRATE has the audacity to display my Original Artesia Sparking Mineral Water, in that Amber Bottle, as one of his products...UNBELIEVABLE! Just view the Artesia Waters, Inc. Original Sparkling Water Bottle (Amber) at Time Stamp 1:49 on the News 4 Video Broadcast...
TIME STAMP 1:49 MINUTES INTO THE VIDEO!
Regarding the testimonial in this video clip, did either Randy Beamer or Darian Trotter vet this guy Dorian Castro as to his relationship with Ramon? You have to wonder the claims this CLOWN makes five (5) minutes after drinking the WONDROUS CBD Infused Water...What A Joke! My guess...a CLOSE FRIEND and a marketing plant in the Plant (LOL). Did WOAI do any Independent/Random Consumers of this product to get a VALID Testimonial...I Think Not! I always thought that WOAI aired FLUFF PIECES without any investigative prowess/vetting...just in a hurry to get a SCOOP, even if it is FAKE NEWS! This guy, Ramon, is as DISHONEST as the Snake Oil Salesmen of The Wild West! Buyer Beware!!
As to Ramon's Health Claims about Artesia Springs Alkaline Water ...Hell, San Antonio City Tap Water has the same Original Source as his Water(s), hence it is also Alkaline. Just another Snake Oil Marketing Claim!
This Is This Clown's BBB Listing In Which He Steals My Name, Artesia Waters, Inc. plus years in business, etc...
Business Details (Much Of Which Is False)!!
Location of This Business
8130 Interchange Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78218-1541
BBB File Opened: 7/1/1981
Years in Business: 39
Business Started: 7/1/1981
Alternate Business Name
Artesia Waters, Inc.
Mr. Rudy Ramon
Ms. Laura Garza
Ms. Laura Garza
Mr. Rudy Ramon
Additional Contact Information
(210) 654-0293Other Phone
(My Old Number In The 90's)
In closing, in my estimation, ALL who read this and any of those who purchase this Con-Man's *Not So Natural* water(s) would be better off buying a micron filter or PURE water filter with activated charcoal to remove the chlorine and sediment from San Antonio Tap Water...so says "The Water Wizard", that would be ME! The Edwards Aquifer, a SAFE Source for San Antonio City Tap Water, has enough qualitative dissolved solids to qualify it as a healthy Mineral Water...why taint it with Needless Processing? It appears that I was WAY AHEAD Of MY TIME... !!
To Mr. Ramon, start telling the TRUTH and Cease & Desist from associating my products with your *Snake Oil* marketing products/techniques! And, BTW...if the local media does not run with this, it will go NATIONAL!
aka "The Water Wizard"
Research Information Garnished From...
Note: Time Stamp 1:49 on Video Artesia Waters, Inc. Original Sparkling Water Bottle (Amber)
Artesia Springs LLC
8130 Interchange Parkway
San Antonio, Texas 78218
Office: (210) 637-5554
Fax: (210) 637-5535
Media Contacts, Regulatory Contacts, etc....
HOPEFULLY, THIS SNAKE OIL SALESMAN HAS BEEN DISGRACED, HUMILIATED, EXPOSED AS A FRAUD, AND IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR CRIMINAL ACTIONS...GOOD RIDDANCE!
PARTAKE, ENJOY, PROCEED!
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