Canadian town steams over Nestlé bid to control local spring water well

Canadian town steams over Nestlé bid to control local spring water well

A small town in Ontario, Canada, has prompted fresh scrutiny of the bottled-water industry after its attempt secure a long-term water supply through the purchase of a well was outbid by the food and drinks multinational Nestlé.

When authorities in Centre Wellington, population of about 30,000, learned that Nestlé had put a bid on a spring water well in their region, they scrambled over the summer to counter with a competing bid. The goal was to safeguard a water supply for the township’s fast-growing population, Kelly Linton, the mayor, told the Guardian. “By 2041, we’ll be closer to 50,000 so protecting our water sources is critical to us.”

Read more at The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/24/canada-nestle-water-well-bid-centre-wellington