This is ridiculous! Nestlé should not be able to privatize water. They didn't create the water, did they? It's not theirs! Resources like water should be distributed among the people.
Same conditions in at least many northern states when it comes to shutting off heat during the winter.
Municipalities can force you on to municipal water/sewer and can keep you from having your own well. If I lived closer to the street, they would have done the same to me. No option.
See my point?
I ask again, is there any point at which someone's water should be turned off for nonpayment--whether municipally run or private? Do you understand that government regulates private water and can still define the rules whether over themselves or private companies?
Finally, it isn't a private company forcing my neighbors to hook up to municipal water and sewer, it is the government. No choice, no discussion. Better pay your bill on time or eventually you will be cut off. Governments can do that whether you vote some individuals out or not.
in the seventies they were branded as "The baby killer" because they aggressively marketed infant formula to people who had very little resources and who did not have access to clean water.
so they moved on to making water a marketable product:Back then, Nestlé's response was that their critics should focus on doing something to improve unsafe water supplies, which contributed to the health problems associated with bottle feeding. I spent 30 years doing just that in Mozambique, South Africa and elsewhere. So it was appropriate that water brought me together with Brabeck.
The author of the article grudgingly acknowledges they are making a contribution to protecting water supplies ....I don't like the way companies such as Nestlé promote bottled water, turning one of life's essentials into a brand that only the better-off can afford and undermining the value of public supplies in the process.
Nestlé baby milk scandal has grown up but not gone away | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian ProfessionalBut I have to acknowledge Brabeck's efforts to get business and governments to work together to manage and protect the world's vital water resources.
and now we can see why!
Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
but if that well is sharing an aquifier with a multi-billion dollar conglomerate it is a potential hazard to the safety of the population that is their customers and you will have to close it up tight and buy your water from them. If you catch rain water, you're preventing this conglomerate from future sales, you're putting their profits in peril by not letting that aquifier replenish.
It has already happened.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken