Water Watchers Elora

Today I started a fb group with the above named group. The reason is that Nestle recently purchased a property that contains an artesian well in Elora. This water is of excellent quality and Nestle is planning to eventually deplete this well by taking over one million liters of water per day. This water is pumped into bulk trailers and driven to Nestle’s plant in Aberfoyle.

This means over one-hundred trucks a day. The damage that will be done to the environment will be unbelievable. Furthermore Middlebrook Road is a country road and is not built to withstand the damage caused by these heavy trucks.  So the question arises who is going to pay for the road upgrade and or repair? We the tax payers? Nestle only pays $3.50 per one-million liters for the water they take, so are their corporate taxes going to pay for this? I doubt it.

In my old country, vehicles are taxed on their weight. So larger cars are paying more than smaller ones. The same for trucks, it would be a good scheme to take over. At least such road tax pays for the upkeep.

The County of Centre Wellington is eventually growing to a population of 35,000 people. These new people need water, does this mean that the county is going to have water trucked in to feed these people? Again, a heavy burden on the tax payers.

I wish for once the Ontario Government has the foresight to deny Nestle’s water permit.