March 6, 2017
Council of Canadians – Guelph Chapter
On January 18, the Ontario government announced it would raise the fees that bottled water companies like Nestlé pay to pump out millions of litres of groundwater every day. The new fee? One-twentieth of a penny per litre!
This new fee is clearly not going to protect vulnerable groundwater sources from being exploited and wasted as single use, disposable bottled water.
That’s why we must tell the Wynne government to phase out bottled water permits for good. Ontario communities shouldn’t have to wait in line behind mega-corporations like Nestlé. Droughts due to climate change, pollution and increased development are all putting our aquifers under increased threat. Water must be kept in local watersheds for community use and for future generations.
Have your say by March 20! Send a letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and call on the provincial government to phase out bottled water permits for good – click below to email our opinion to the Premier.