"California water regulators told Nestlé that the company doesn’t appear to have valid water rights for much of the water it’s been piping out of the San Bernardino National Forest and selling as bottled water. Regulators at the State Water Resources Control Board notified Nestlé of their findings following a 20-month investigation, recommending the company limit its use of water from the namesake source of Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water unless it can show it has valid rights for all of the water it’s been taking.
Victor Vasquez, a senior water resource control engineer in the board's water rights division, told the company in a letter Wednesday that its “current operations do not appear to be supported by rights to the diversion or use of water exceeding 26 acre-feet” per year, or about 8.5 million gallons.
That would represent about a fourth of the water the company piped from sources in the national forest in 2016, and less than 15 percent of average amount of water that has been extracted yearly for decades. The company reported drawing about 32 million gallons of water — or about 100 acre-feet — from the national forest last year.
Nestlé Waters North America has insisted it has valid rights to continue its bottled water operation in the national forest.
The company collects water from the national forest north of San Bernardino using a system of 10 gravity-fed boreholes and two water tunnels drilled deep into the mountainside. The water flows downhill through a stainless steel pipeline to a roadside tank, where it is pumped into tanker trucks and hauled to a bottling plant about 30 miles away..." #awareness#water#sanbernardino#california#losangeles#nestle#drought#sandiego#sanjose#sanfrancisco#forest#forestfire#government#profit#humanrights#bottledwater#nature#environment#portland#seattle#michigan#toronto#ontario#britishcolumbia#vancity
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