Nestlé Just Suffered a Major Defeat as Community Blocks Water Privatization

Hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, Eric Andreus, announced at a monthly township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, last week that Nestlé had given up on its plans to pump 73 million gallons of water per year from the town’s local aquifer.

Truth-out depicted the scene of the announcement: “The room erupted in cheers and for the first time since Nestlé began meeting with community members about the project, the company received a standing ovation.”

The small town of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, has been the latest community to be a target of Nestlé’s efforts to privatize community waters by pumping it out of private land. The company had planned to pump 200,000 gallons of water per day for up to 25 years, totaling 1.8 billion gallons of water being taken from the community. Similar projects in the past have resulted in massive environmental damage… Read more from U.S. Uncut