Take Action and Support the Proposal to EXTEND moratorium on new permits to take water for bottling until Jan. 2020
The Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks is proposing an extension to the current moratorium on new or increasing permits to take groundwater to produce bottled water. This would extend the moratorium for up to one year, to January 1, 2020.
The purpose of the extension is to give the Ministry time to further advance the ministry’s understanding of the water resources in the province, with a particular focus on groundwater takings by water bottling facilities.
This moratorium applies to new applications – like Nestlé’s proposal for the Middlebrook well in Elora. It also prohibits existing wells for applying for an increase in the amount of water taken for bottling.
We will have more information to share on the status of Nestlé’s applications in Aberfoyle and Hillsburgh wells at a future date.
Now it is important that you show support for the moratorium on new applications. There are two ways you can participate in the Ministry’s’ online consultation.
Please use the comment section to give your personal reasons to ‘Say No To Nestlé’ and protect drinking water for residents of Guelph, Wellington County and the Grand River Watershed.
The online consultation periods ends on November 30th – so please comment today.