Water Justice News: Nestlé

Evart, Michigan

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It was recently announced that two city wells would be segregated and privatized for Nestlé’s use only. Nestlé would pay only about $250,000 a year for water worth tens of millions of dollars when sold in bottles as “natural spring water. There has been NO independent study of environmental impacts in this area. In response […]

Stanwood, Michigan

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Nestlé received a permit to pump out 400 gallons of spring water per minute from a site within a wildlife sanctuary. Concerned community members, like Don Roy from Big Rapids Michigan, formed the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation to challenge Nestlé’s permit. The judge ruled in favor of the community and said that Nestlé had […]

Henderson, Texas

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Bart Sipriano, a Texas rancher woke up one day in 1996 to find the well that had been operating for 20 years on his land without a single problem had run dry. Just days earlier, a nearby bottling plant owned by a Nestlé subsidiary had started operations and was pumping out thousands of gallons of […]

Tampa, Florida

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Nestlé’s Zephyrhills Water bottling plant was drawing water from Tampa’s Crystal Springs (FL), which feeds the Hillsborough River. Though there were drought conditions affecting the region and Nestlé had been cited twice for exceeding its permitted extractions, in 2000 the corporation sought to increase its daily water permit from 301,000 gallons to 1.8 million gallons. […]

McCloud, California

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A secret backroom deal with elected officials of McCloud, CA (exposed in 2003), gave Nestlé Waters privileged access to the pristine waters of Mt. Shasta, the source of water supply for McCloud and many neighboring towns. Not only was the contact period excessively long (50 years initially with an option to renew for another 49), […]

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