Nestlé Waters Canada has been in the business of extracting water for profit from Wellington county for over 15 years. We believe that Water is for Life, Not for Profit. We honour our waters as a commons, not a commodity to be bought and sold on the world market.
Too much has already been taken from Aberfoyle. Too much has been taken from their Hillsburgh well. Now Nestlé is vying for a third well near Elora on Middlebrook Road. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We are in solidarity with all those around the globe who are standing together to say NO to corporate profiteering from this life giving source — our precious water.
Enough is ENOUGH
Our technical advisor, Dr. Hugh Whiteley, has observed that the most recent Annual Report showed that the average water level in the Middle Gasport aquifer that supplies the Nestlé production well has declined about 1.5 m from 2011 to 2015 while Nestlé’s water taking increased 33 % over the same period. This decline in water level is suggestive of a disturbance of the equilibrium between aquifer recharge and water discharge from the aquifer.
Download our newest PDFs (as of August 2019):
- 5 Reasons Ontario's Permits to Take Water for Bottling Should Require Environmental Assessments (2 pages)
- Water For Life Not For Profit - Background (2 pages)
Download our previous detailed backgrounder (pdf)
See Frequently Asked Questions on our fight to stop Nestlé's bottled water operations in our community