Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nestle plan sets off water war

A plan to suck, truck and bottle Arkansas Valley spring water has residents here crusading against the world's largest food and beverage company. "Nestle is seeking to drain the blood of Chaffee County," said Salida local Daniel Zettler during a fiery public hearing last week. Nestle — with 12 U.S. brands of bottled water and almost $4.3 billion in North American sales in 2007 — came calling for Arkansas Valley spring water about two years ago. The company wants to draw 65 million gallons a year from an aquifer feeding two freshwater springs near Nathrop, pipe it 5 miles to a truck stop and ship it 100 miles to a Denver bottling facility. It would be sold under the company's Arrowhead brand...Denver Post

2 comments:

Steve said...

All these people tossing rocks at Nestle, following the NIMBY view... and I bet most of them have a cooler full of bottled water close by...

Anonymous said...

The Nestle track record for local cooperation and living up to its promises is poor at best. The company wants something for nothing – evidently the same way it built its empire.