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Nestlé can legally set up bottling plant, city attorney says

By Kathleen Haley, Sacramento Press, October 27, 2009

Nestlé has a green light in Sacramento, according to the city attorney’s office.

The Nestlé company’s work to set up a water bottling plant in Sacramento is allowed under the city’s existing laws, City Attorney Eileen Teichert’s office said Tuesday.

It was clear at Tuesday’s City Council […]

Sacramento halts Nestlé work

By Suzanne Hurt, Sacramento Press, October 26, 2009

A $14 million retrofit of a proposed Nestlé water-bottling plant has ground to a halt after the city of Sacramento issued a stop-work order […]

Could water scarcity cause international conflict?

By Moises Velasquez-Manoff, Christian Science Monitor

In reporting a recent story on a fight over water between residents of a small Colorado town and Nestlé Waters North America, a bottled water company, I learned much about […]

Discussion grows over Nestle water bottling plant (CA)

By Suzanne Hurt, The Sacramento Press, October 25, 2009

Discussion over a Nestlé water-bottling plant appears to be growing in Sacramento, as the Swiss multinational prepares a facility for operation and new hires begin work.

The Sacramento City Council, which was not involved in the decision to approve the plant, will discuss the issue publicly […]

Water debate rages (Wells, ME)

By Steve Bodnar, Seacoast Online, October 22, 2009

Allegations about scare tactics and blurred facts were rife during a crowded Oct. 20 Board of Selectmen public hearing on an ordinance proposal that would regulate how a company such as Poland Spring could use water in town.

Proponents of the ordinance alleged activists have spread hype […]

Water activist warns against allowing Nestle in (Wells, ME)

By Steve Bodnar, SeacoastOnline

Nestle Waters North America, parent company of Poland Spring, was in the crossfire at a crowded Oct. 22 presentation at the Wells Activity Center, just 12 days before a local vote that could affect how the company is able to conduct business in town.

Hosted by local water-rights activists and attended […]

Pressure builds over bottled water

By Moises Velasquez-Manoff, Christian Science Monitor, October 22, 2009

Towns around the U.S. fight firms that want to soak up a local resource.

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Dasani Sales Plunge in North America

By William Neuman, New York Times, October 20, 2009

“Mr. Kent said that sales of Dasani brand water in North America were down by more than 19 percent. Sales of multipacks of Dasani, a popular packaging for water, were down even more, he said.”

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We lose when companies badmouth public water

By Patti Lynn, Pocono Record, October 19, 2009

Things aren’t looking pretty for drinking water these days. Recent articles from The New York Times and the Associated Press have exposed unchecked pollution, grave gaps in oversight, decaying infrastructure, and concerns about emerging contaminants.

Yet one voice sees the decay of our water infrastructure through a […]

The surprise inside your water bottle

What’s in the bottle, Dallas?

By Byron Harris, WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX Watch Video

A little bit of nature is what Gary Dunlap bought into when he scooped up a case of bottled water at his neighborhood Walmart. Then he took a closer look and found that the stuff in the bottle came from a municipal […]