Tampa, Florida

Posted on April 7, 2017  Tagged with:
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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. Since it would deplete Tampa’s water, authorities denied the increase and instead granted an increase of 30,000 gallon per day if Nestlé replaced the water it extracted. Today, Nestlé trucks rumble through the area trucking 30,000 gallons of water from Dade City, FL, and dumping it in the headwaters of the Hillsborough River.

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