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Nestle water plant? Not in our town!

By Cara Solomon, Seattle Times

Water from an underground spring near Enumclaw is what Nestlé Waters North America wanted to bottle.

Last spring, in the small town of Enumclaw, a company came calling. What it wanted was water. One hundred million gallons a year, to be precise.

It would pay nicely for the privilege. It would set up a bottling plant and provide jobs for the people. If only somebody, somewhere in Enumclaw, would listen to what Nestlé Waters North America had to say.

But it was not to be.

Last month, without so much as a public hearing, Enumclaw sent a message to the multinational corporation: Go tap someone else’s spring.

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