Friday, April 18, 2008

Canada must reconsider how it 'gives away' water to be bottled, sold: activists

Canada should not be "giving away" its water to be bottled and sold outside the country, activists said Thursday as they celebrated a partial victory against Nestle Canada Inc. and its plan to tap a southwestern Ontario community for 3.6 million litres of water every day for five years.
While Ontario's Environment Ministry did renew Nestle's permit to take up to 1.3 billion litres of groundwater a year from an area near Guelph, Ont., it reduced the term of the deal from five years to two. The ministry said it considered 3.6 million litres a "sustainable" amount for Nestle to take daily.

I spoke to soon. There appears to be an uprising by residents against their cities and towns giving away their water to outside companies, and wisely so. Nestle will have to look to purchasing land or lakes that are privately owned and bottle water that way. It's crazy to think that people are buying water from companies such as Nestle when they are actually paying for water or in some cases for free by simply turning on a tap in their homes.

1 comment:

L Wilder said...

Again, save money bottle your own water from your tap at home.