May 1, 2018

Nestle seizes more water. . . .from water short Michigan this time

Accuweather - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality granted Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. a permit to increase its groundwater withdrawal for the purpose of bottling drinking water.

Nestlé is authorized to begin withdrawing water at a rate up to 400 gallons per minute from the White Pine Springs well located near Evart, Michigan. Withdrawal may begin once the monitoring plan is in place and the baseline data is collected.

More than 80,000 people have said they oppose the proposal, while only 75 people said they are in favor of it.

As Nestlé works to extract more clean water resources, residents in Michigan cities, most notably Flint, struggle to find what they believe to be affordable, safe water.

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