“Suwannee Riverkeeper is opposed to continued promiscuous issuance of permits to withdraw water from the Floridan Aquifer, which is already overtaxed and sinking.
The Suwannee River Water Management District not only should reject Nestle’s application to withdraw water from the Santa Fe River at Ginnie Springs; it should also revisit Nestle’s permit to withdraw water from the Withlacoochee River at Madison Blue Spring.”
That’s what I told a reporter yesterday, and SRWMD does have
statutory authority to revoke permits in addition to refusing new ones. You can tell SRWMD these things.
Photo: John S. Quarterman for WWALS. Note “BLUE SPRING, MADISON, COUNTY FL”
and “NESTLE WATERS NORTH AMERICA INC., STAMFORD, CT 06902”.
Why should a Swiss company with North American headquarters in Connecticut
get to take our water for free and pollute our waterways with its plastic bottles?
Lily Puckett, The Independent, 26 August 2019, Nestle attempts to to pump 1.1m gallons of water per day from fragile US spring:
The water system has been officially “in recovery” for years, Continue reading