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   I wonder why no-one is coming out swinging saying that in free-market capitalism, selling the water is a good things and mere citizens should be oh-so grateful for the few dollars that they ( the municipality) get while the land is dry and there is no potable drinking water.   

    The crossing of the line may be finally coming home to some of the denialist that protection from the mega-corporations is a good thing.   

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Great article. I am from MI so I follow this news.
I have also read aquifers are being purchased in south america by investment groups...probably to sell us bottled water when ours runs out.
Everyone in my neighborhood is on well water, and there has been NO manufacturing etc for miles upstream. We dont test very often..because we know the hundred year old farm that borders the uphill side of our properties..is gong to show sometime.
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Carsey Perspectives: Water Concerns Unite Citizen Activists

 

https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/water-concerns

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lol same article.
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Nestle has a plant in Michigan too. They have dried up some wells by lowering the water table, and out conservative courts support them. Im headed to read an article now.

 

And here it is..

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/nestl%C3%A9-makes-billions-bottling-water-it-pays-nearly-no...

 

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In San Bernardino, Calif., Nestlé has long paid the U.S. Forest Service an annual rate of $524 to extract about 30 million gallons, even during droughts. “Our public agencies have dropped the ball,” says Peter Gleick, co-founder of the Pacific Institute, which focuses on water issues. “Every gallon of water that is taken out of a natural system for bottled water is a gallon of water that doesn’t flow down a stream, that doesn’t support a natural ecosystem,” he says.

 

In the U.S., Nestlé tends to set up shop in areas with weak water regulations or lobbies to enfeeble laws. States such as Maine and Texas operate under a remarkably lax rule from the 1800s called “absolute capture,” which lets landowners take all the groundwater they want. Michigan, New York, and other states have stricter laws, allowing “reasonable use,” which means property owners can extract water as long as it doesn’t unreasonably affect other wells or the aquifer system. Laws vary even within states.

 

There are the usual costs of doing business, including transportation, infrastructure, and salaries. But Nestlé pays little for the product it bottles—sometimes a municipal rate and other times just a nominal extraction fee. In Michigan, it’s $200.

 

New Hampshire is a reasonable-use state, but in 2006, the municipality of Barnstead became the first nationwide to ban the pumping of its water for sale elsewhere.

 

Source - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-09-21/nestl-makes-billions-bottling-water-it-pays-nearl...

 

 

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