Hood River County, Ore. - Residents of this picturesque Columbia River Gorge county this week submitted three times as many signatures as they need to qualify for the ballot an initiative that would block corporate behemoth, Nestlé, from bottling and selling their precious public water. The precedent-setting local ballot measure would block Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant in the Gorge and prohibit commercial water bottling in Hood River County.
Precedent-setting Campaign to Block Nestlé and Others from Bottling Water in Oregon County Submits Three Times the Number of Signatures Needed to Qualify for Ballot
I believe it was from CD that I read a release from the "Council of Canadians," that Nestle' pays the province of British Columbia $2.25 for each million litres of water it draws. One million litres equals 264,172 gallons. That's $2.25.
Have been trying to learn what Nestle' is paying Calif. for its takings (no one in Jerry Brown's office knows, so they say). Will hazard a guess here, and say that Nestle' is probably getting a similar sweetheart deal in that state, too.
If/when the spot shortages begin in Calif., am expecting politicians to reassure their constituents not to worry - there's plenty of water available, except it's only found at the stores containing Nestle's brand Arrowhead.