Ontario: Deny Nestle Water-Taking Permit in Aberfoyle
Nestle is currently seeking a 10-year extension on their water taking permit in Aberfoyle, ON, just outside of Guelph. The permit would allow the corporation to pump 3.6 million litres of water from the aquifer each day, and then sell it to the public.
In a time of climate instability, often experienced as increased drought periods, a 10-year water permit for hundreds of millions of litres of water a year is a completely unsustainable process.
As well, clean water should be a right and no corporation should profit from the public's resources. While locals pay around $1.50 per 1000L of residential water, Nestle pays the government around $3.70 for every million litres they draw and then sells it back to consumers at a huge mark up. This commodification of a basic human necessity must stop.
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