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Save Our Water is a group of residents who are determined that Nestlé, BlueTriton, or any other large-scale commercial water bottler, will never receive a permit to take water from the Middlebrook Well and that groundwater must be held as a public trust, now and for future generations. If granted a permit, 379,000 million litres of local water could be trucked away every day from a community where local water sources are already at risk.
Working with water allies and creating awareness for the campaign since 2015, Save Our Water has persisted in its purpose to protect groundwater from large-scale extraction for commercial water bottling.
The Save Our Water residents group is opposed to large-scale water taking for moral, ethical and environmental reasons and is comprised of lawyers, hydrogeologists, financial professionals, environmental scientists, students, business owners, young families, artists, retirees, faith groups, farmers, and more. Most of us are from Centre Wellington. A growing number are from across Ontario and outside Canada.
Save Our Water is committed to defending water. This fight is not just about one little town – it is about all the little towns across Canada and around the world fighting to keep precious water resources out of private hands.
IN THE NEWS
Save Our Water holding community gathering to celebrate its success
[Wellington Advertiser - April 13, 2022]
Save Our Water celebrates milestone but urges continued vigilance on water protection
[Wellington Advertiser - April 23, 2021]
Provincial moratorium on new permits to take water ends on April 1
[Wellington Advertiser - February 18, 2021]
Province may give municipalities veto power over water bottling applications
[Wellington Advertiser - October 9, 2020]
Province proposes extension to water bottling moratorium
[Wellington Advertiser - September 1, 2020]
Save Our Water's petition to be presented by Mike Schreiner at Queen's Park next week
[Guelph Today - February 20, 2020]
‘We’re in a David-and-Goliath situation.’ Small Ontario town taking on Nestle to save its water
[Toronto Star - December 17, 2019]
[See also: Brampton Guardian, Hamilton Spectator, Aware Simcoe]
Elora photographer rallies for Save Our Water through portrait campaign
[Orangeville Banner, July 31, 2019]
Ontario extends water bottling moratorium by 9 months
Save Our Water - We Have A Choice
[Released February 4, 2019]
Open For Business?
[Released August 29, 2019]
Five Ways to Save Our Water!
[Released October 24, 2019]
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