Strict Water Rationing for EVERYONE in California EXCEPT Nestlé, Inc.
Because of California's three-year record drought, everyone is suffering from strict water rationing. The environment is dying from dried-up rivers and lakes; and farms, gardens and lawns are all withering. And yet Nestlé continues drawing huge amounts of water from a spring on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ reservation. Drought, what drought?
Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is drawing thousands of acre feet of water from this reservation so the Nestlé water-bottling operations (Arrowhead and Nestlé Pure Life) can continue without a hitch. First things first.
Nestlé is already notorious for buying up local water rights — mostly in Third World countries — and purposely letting the water supply deteriorate and become unsafe to drink. Then — Presto! — the local indigent people will be “encouraged” to purchase Nestlé's bottled water instead. (Google it.)
And the Nestlé CEO, Peter Brabeck, has famously declared that access to water is not a right:
“The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”
Let 'em drink Arrowhead.