Where do Canadians draw the line? Save Our Water is drawing the line at groundwater being extracted cheaply and sold expensively. We are drawing the line at a finite natural resource being pulled from under our feet by the world’s largest food company. We are drawing the line for our kids and their kids. Because what Nestlé does might be legal, but it’s not right.
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WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT, NOT A COMMODITY.
OUR WATER IS NOT FOR SALE.
Nestlé Waters is systematically buying water wells across the world to commercialize groundwater. Here in the township of Centre Wellington, they are planning to extract 379,000 litres of groundwater every day from our local aquifer. Our communities rely on that water. It's time to say no.
8 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
As of December 8, 2020, with Bill 213, the Province enacted new municipal veto legislation for water bottlers.
The legislation says that NO big water bottler can come to any community in Ontario to take a huge amount of water for bottling, EVER, if the municipality says no. Our community, with its marches, videos, social media presence, signs, blue ribbons, letters, research and public meetings positioned Centre Wellington as the line in the sand against water bottlers.
And our Council took a stand, declaring water a public trust (which means no private water) and passing a resolution that Centre Wellington is “not a willing host community for water taking for commercial water bottling under any circumstances.”