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."


Read the full story at https://www.npr.org/2019/11/08/776776312/the-water-is-already-low-at-a-florida-freshwater-spring-but-nestl-wants-more