Aberfoyle, Ontario

Posted on April 7, 2017  Tagged with:
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Nestlé pumps water from wells in Hillsburgh and Aberfoyle, two communities surrounded by three of the five Great Lakes in southern Ontario. In 2013, Nestlé appealed the Ontario government’s decision to include drought restrictions on the Hillsburgh permit. However, Nestlé backed down after the Wellington Water Watchers and Council of Canadians represented by Ecojustice challenged the multi-billion dollar company on its attempt to have drought restrictions dropped from the five year permit.

In 2015, Nestlé made a conditional offer to purchase the Middlebrook Well in Elora, Ontario, formally owned by the Middlebrook Water Company. Nestlé wants to test the water first – for up to 60 days over a two year period – for quantity and quality and has applied for a Permit to Take Water with the Ontario government. After vocal opposition from local residents, the Ontario government enacted a two year moratorium on extracting water from the Middlebrook well.

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