Water activists want the Ontario government to turn off the taps on Nestle Canada and other large-scale “water miners” — the latest scuffle in an ongoing water war erupting throughout North America.
Nestle operates two water bottling plants in the province. The permit for one, near Aberfoyle, is set to expire soon. The permit for the other is up for renewal next year.
The company, which didn’t respond to a request for comment, has applied for a third permit in Pilkington.
“This unsustainable theft from our aquifer must end,” says an online petition that has garnered more than 13,000 supporters.