On July 22, 2015, Deer Park will host an informational meeting regarding the proposed water withdrawal facility in Eldred Township. The meeting will be held at the Kunkletown Fire hall and will run from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Deer Park is owned by the multi national Nestle Corporation. Nestle is the worlds’ largest supplier of bottled water and “foodstuffs”, taking in 65 billion dollars a year.
The CEO, Peter Brabeck, has stated that
“Water is the most important raw material in the world. It is a question of whether we privatize the water supply for the population. There are two opinions on this. The extreme one is represented by Non- Governmental Organizations who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means that as a human being, you should have a right to water. That is an extreme solution.And the other view says that water is a food stuff like any other and like any other food stuff, it should have a market value.”
Nestle` must be aware that this interview is damaging to the brand, they keep trying to suppress it. , click on the new youtube link below-
California is experiencing a record breaking drought, and the water withdrawal facilities owned by Nestle have not reduced their pumping out the aquifer at all. According to the California Department of Water Resources, Nestle takes 705 million gallons of water per year- http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2015/world/infographic-california-freshwater-withdrawals/.
For more information on the situation in California, here are more links-http://www.businessinsider.com/nestle-is-bottling-water-from-california-2015-4.
To see what Nestle is up to in Oregon, click on this link-http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/01/bottled_water_wars_nestles_lat.html.