A half-billion gallons of water

In just two weeks, officials will debate whether to let Nestlé drain nearly a half-billion gallons a year from a fragile spring in Florida.

Townspeople need your help to save their springs. Will you send a tweet to fight this corporate raid on community water?

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The fight is heating up to stop Nestlé’s attack on yet another small community’s water supply.

Florida officials are meeting on December 10 to debate whether to let Nestlé drain nearly a half-billion gallons a year from the fragile Ginnie Springs.

When local townspeople asked for your help, you and 108,000 other SumOfUs members stepped up to the plate.

Now we need your help again. Will you plaster Twitter with messages demanding that Florida officials say no to Nestlé’s corporate water grab?

Yes! I’ll send a tweet to stop Nestlé from leaving locals high and dry.

Ginnie Springs and the beautiful river it helps sustain are already running low. Experts say that... water pumping needs to be cut by 50 percent to restore local springs to health.

But Nestlé won’t listen to science — or its corporate buddies. Even Coca-Cola scientists concluded there is no way that water bottling from the springs could be sustainable.

While Ginnie Springs and the Santa Fe River suffer, the company that will pump water for Nestlé only has to pay a one-time fee of just $115 to suck up 1.2 million gallons a day.

Tell Florida officials before it is too late: Nestlé’s greed springs eternal. Don’t let this giant multinational corporation make millions off of wrecking a small community’s water supply.

You’ve fought Nestlé and won before.

390,000 SumOfUs members like you forced government officials in British Columbia to review laws that let Nestle plunder water for pocket change.

You also helped save a small Michigan town from bankruptcy when it sued Nestlé for destroying their local waterways.

Now we need you to help to stop Florida officials from allowing Nestlé to bottle up Ginnie Springs' future. Send a tweet now to join the fight.

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

More information:

The fight to stop Nestlé from taking America's water to sell in plastic bottles, The Guardian, 29 October 2019
Bottled Water Is Sucking Florida Dry, The New York Times, 15 September 2019

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