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The Water Is Already Low At A Florida Freshwater Spring, But Nestlé Wants More - NPR

NPR's Greg Allen recently visited Florida's Springs Heartland to report on the growing opposition to a water use permit that would allow the owners of Ginnie Springs to withdraw a million gallons of water a day for a one-time permit fee of $115, to sell to Nestle for bottled water.

"In Florida, Nestlé is taking heat from environmental groups and others concerned about the future of one of the state's most endangered natural resources — its freshwater springs. Florida has more than a thousand freshwater springs, which provide drinking water, important natural habitat and places of recreation. Nestlé wants to begin taking more than a million gallons of water each day from Ginnie Springs, a popular destination in north Florida for swimming, canoeing and tubing."


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