Nestlé's war on water

Water thief Nestlé is gearing up to plunder a community’s crystal blue springs -- all without paying a dime.

If Nestlé gets its way, it will pump a million gallons a day from Florida’s Ginnie Springs and bottle it in throwaway plastic. Tell local water officials to protect their community’s water from corporate greed.

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Nestlé is about to suck a fragile spring in Florida dry -- all to churn out millions of plastic bottles of water.

Ginnie Springs is more than a fairytale-beautiful swimming hole. Its waters are the lifeblood of the Santa Fe River ecosystem, a haven for rare turtle species and a vital source of drinking water.

Now Nestlé wants to plunder Ginnie Springs’ publicly owned water and sell it back to taxpayers for a giant profit, creating mountains of single-use plastic in the process.

And even though Florida has spent huge sums to restore Ginnie Springs and the river it feeds, Nestlé gets to drain all that... water -- 1.1 million gallons a day -- without paying a cent to affected communities.

Right now local water officials are deciding whether to let Nestlé suck up the springs. They’re paying close attention to the public's growing outrage.

Local community groups are working tirelessly to protect this precious water source, but they need your help to make their demands impossible to ignore.

Tell Florida water officials: Protect Ginnie Springs from Nestlé’s greed.

Every gallon Nestlé plunders in Ginnie Springs is a gallon stolen from the region’s fragile rivers and wetlands. Nestlé claims it will be a responsible steward of the water -- but you and I know that promise is all wet.

For years, the corporation has been illegally sucking tens of millions of gallons from California’s San Bernardino National Forest, even through deep droughts. And in Canada, Nestlé is draining First Nations land while community members go without water for drinking and bathing.

We know we can win this. Communities in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have successfully stopped other Nestlé water grabs.

During a major drought in Ontario, 160,000 SumOfUs members like you stopped Nestlé’s profit-driven raid on community water. And last year, you raised tens of thousands of dollars to help a small Michigan town fight Nestlé’s water greed.

Don’t let Nestlé pillage community water and churn out more plastic garbage. Add your name to protect Ginnie Springs and the ecosystem it supports.

Sign the petition

Thanks for all that you do,
Allison and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

Nestlé plan to take 1.1m gallons of water a day from natural springs sparks outcry, The Guardian, 26 August 2019
Nestlé is still taking national forest water for its Arrowhead label, with feds' help, Desert Sun, 13 June 2019


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