Friday, March 04, 2011

Blog Guelph: Water

0303 076, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Greetings Gang.

So here's something that bugs my butt.

Did you know that 3.6 million liters of our drinking water is currently sold to Nestles at a fee of .0003 cents per liter PER DAY! Nestles in turn, packages up our pristine water in plastic bottles and sells it back to us at a premium.

It's the same water in their plastic bottles that comes out of our taps.

And we of course are left to deal with all the waste.

Nestles water taking permit is coming to an end and they are looking for a renewal - for 10 years. If this application is approved, our drinking water will get trucked out of town - to the tune of 3.6 million liters per day for the next ten years. You do the math.

Wellington Water Watchers have a short informative video - which I've posted. For those of you that think water should not be commodified consider adding your two cents to the on going debate. There is an important information event tonight at the E-Bar from 7 - 10pm.

Make a splash! Drink your water unbottled!

Sue Richards

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