Nestle Had The Balls To Outbid A Small Town Out Of It's Water Well
Submitted by: lalapancakes⚫ 7 months ago in
American isn’t the only place where money is speech and water is money. California isn’t the only place where Nestle has bastardized water for profit. A township outside of Ontario, Canada lost its bid to Nestle to buy a water well intended to provide safe drinking water to its residents. Nestle wanted the well as, more or less, an additional backup well to the daily 1.4 trillion litres the corpoartion already takes, every day.
“A spokesman for Nestle said the company had 'no idea' the other bidder for the five-hectare site was the Township of Centre Wellington, but it waived all conditions and matched the competing offer so it could complete the purchase.
Nestle said the Middlebrook site will be a 'supplemental well for future business growth' and a backup for its plant in Aberfoyle.
Township Mayor Kelly Linton said Nestle dropped its conditions, including a pump test to determine if the well met its quality and quantity requirements, after it learned of the competing bid. The municipality wanted to purchase the well to keep its water supply 'safe from commercial water taking'' long into the future, added Linton.'"
“Nestle, which has 2,500 employees in Ontario, over 300 at Nestle Waters Canada, said it was prepared to pay more if rates were increased, but only if all companies with water-taking permits face the higher fees.
'We fully agree that all groundwater users should pay their fair share to fund the management of our water resources and all users must be treated equitably,' the company said in an emailed statement.”