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We’ve just learned that the private Fryeburg Water Company wants to seal a deal with Nestlé/Poland Spring to guarantee that Nestlé buys at least 75 million gallons of spring water per year for the next 25 years with the option to extend for up to four additional five-year terms – a total of 45 […]

Take Action against Takings!

DW4L testifies against the new Takings Bill, LD 1810, 2-21-12

Nestle is behind this bill! We urge you to take action to oppose LD 1810 by contacting members of the Judciary Committee and your local representatives. See our testimony for more info: http://defendingwater.net/maine/2012/02/takings-bill-testimony-from-dw4l-ld-1810-2-21-12/

“Bottled Life”, A New Documentary Film

DW4L has not yet had the chance to view this film, but it is a documentary about Nestle’s business of bottling water.

Here is a link to information about the film: http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/nestle-and-water.html

If you watch it, please write a review by selecting “comment” below this post. Thanks!

Stop the East-West Corridor Upcoming Events & Trainings

updated January 11, 2013

January 18 ~ Cianbro information meetings in Eastport at 2:45 and Calais at 5:30. FMI. Registration is required. We do not believe a representative from Cianbro will actually be available to answer questions.

January 23rd or 24th ~ 5:30pm, STEWC Coalition Meeting. Final date and location TBA soon!

Nestlé files augmentation plan for Arkansas River depletion

Joe Stone, Mail Staff Writer | Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 9:33 am

A substitute water supply plan filed Thursday by Nestlé Waters North America requests approval to augment out-of-priority depletions to the Arkansas River resulting from operations at Ruby Mountain Springs near Nathrop.

The request applies to the period from March 22, 2012, to […]

World Bank Sponsors ‘Water Resources Group’ aiming to Privatize Water Services in Less Developed Countries

Chris Buchanan, DW4L, December 8, 2011

In 2007, the World Economic Forum Water Initiative was created to “raise awareness among governments, businesses, and the expert community about the challenge of managing future water needs, and on piloting public-private-expert platforms for reform.” http://www3.weforum.org/docs/IP/MM/Water_Resources_Group_Phase2_4pager.pdf

Out of this initiative came the 2030 Water Resources Group. Formed in 2008, […]

Tan Claro Como Agua Turbia (As Clear as Muddy Water)

This article is about Nestle’s targetting of Latino communities to market bottled water. The article is entirely in Spanish, but you can look up more information at: http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/node/1571

Empresas promueven producto con más energía entre los consumidores hispanos Róger Lindo | 2011-11-06 | La Opinión

Universidades, grupos comunitarios y líderes latinos han iniciado una campaña […]

Bottled water marketing tactic targets Latinos

By Alli Crook and Caitlin Krown, Tuesday, November 1, 2011

To Tap That, a campaign of the Vassar Greens dedicated to reducing bottled water use on campus, commercial scams and unregulated corruption are expected of all major bottled water companies. From images of mountain springs and false promises of a healthier, cleaner product, bottled water […]

Some question McCloud’s Squaw Valley Creek study

By Skye Kinkade Mount Shasta Area Newspapers Posted Nov 02, 2011 @ 10:15 AM Last update Nov 02, 2011 @ 02:21 PM

McCloud, Calif. — Now that a study on the Squaw Valley Creek watershed is complete, members of the McCloud Community Services District and California Trout hope they can keep some of its sensors […]

Bigger Than Nestlé

In Oct. 2010, Mayor Dean Maxwell of Anacortes, Wash., signed a water contract with Tethys Enterprises (a venture capital company) to build the largest bottled water/beverage and food production plant in the United States—bigger than the Nestlé bottled water plant in Hollis, Maine. The Hollis plant is entitled close to one million gallons […]