Kathleen Wynne: Stop Nestlé from sucking Ontario dry!
Nestlé is gunning for more of our water -- 3.6 million litres a day to be exact -- from its Aberfoyle plant near Guelph, Ontario. The Swiss-owned megacorporation is applying for a 10-year extension on its contract to suck the Grand River watershed dry. If it succeeds, it will pay just $3.71 per million litres. That’s less than $15 a day!
Unlike other regions in Southwestern Ontario, Wellington County doesn’t get its water from the Great Lakes, it relies on groundwater. This unsustainable water theft must end.
Tell Premier Kathleen Wynne to reject Nestlé’s extension to take Ontario's water.
In the last 4 years, Nestlé upped its dangerous water extraction by over 33% from the Aberfoyle well while water levels at the well dropped by a staggering 1.5 meters. But Nestlé isn’t stopping there. Right now, it is vying for an additional well near Elora in Wellington County, to pump 1.6 million litres a day. This is on top of a neighbouring site in Hillsburgh, Ontario, where it is already permitted to take over 1 million litres of water a day.
At some point -- especially as climate change wreaks havoc across Canada -- the water will run out.
That’s why we’re standing with the Wellington Water Watchers and others across the globe to demand that Nestlé be denied permission to seize our precious water supply for profit.
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