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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    What's next? Air?



    That was my first thought.

    This dude is out of his frickin' mind (That was my second thought.).

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    To anyone with a problem with what the Nestle CEO said: where's your water well?



    About 250 meters from my house, in my garden.

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Nestle should have been shut down and it's board and CEO jailed decades ago. They are directly responsible for so many infant deaths and so much sufferring in India. Screw them and anything they have to say.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    I don't believe that water should cost more to individuals than the very minimal costs to provide such service. That said, under some circumstances scarce resources would be better managed by private enterprise provided that private enterprise was chartered as a non-profit and state and local governments had oversight to prevent abuses. In the area in which I live there are several private companies which have dug wells, created the delivery systems and charge less per unit of water than some of the publicly owned and operated systems. Within some governmental boundaries it is even illegal to drill your own well so as to free oneself from the monopoly of the "state".

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    If rain falls on property that I own, it is therefore mine to do with as I see fit, share or not.


    I agree with you (In general.), and I'm going to guess that most people agree with you.

    But if you will do a little research you will find that some states, localities don't.

    You might want to check your local laws before you start a project involving rainwater.

    As a matter of fact, a court in Jackson county, Oregon sentenced a man to 30 days in jail and fined him $1,500 for the 'crime' of harvesting rainwater on his property.

    Read more here: Oregon criminalizes permaculture; claims state ownership over all rainwater - ponds and swales restricted - jail time for violators

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    You have a right to life, but do not have a right to anything that helps to sustain that life.
    Last edited by Henrin; 04-21-13 at 04:26 AM.

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I agree with you (In general.), and I'm going to guess that most people agree with you.

    But if you will do a little research you will find that some states, localities don't.

    You might want to check your local laws before you start a project involving rainwater.

    As a matter of fact, a court in Jackson county, Oregon sentenced a man to 30 days in jail and fined him $1,500 for the 'crime' of harvesting rainwater on his property.

    Read more here: Oregon criminalizes permaculture; claims state ownership over all rainwater - ponds and swales restricted - jail time for violators
    Wow. Oregon sucks.

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I agree with you (In general.), and I'm going to guess that most people agree with you.

    But if you will do a little research you will find that some states, localities don't.

    You might want to check your local laws before you start a project involving rainwater.

    As a matter of fact, a court in Jackson county, Oregon sentenced a man to 30 days in jail and fined him $1,500 for the 'crime' of harvesting rainwater on his property.

    Read more here: Oregon criminalizes permaculture; claims state ownership over all rainwater - ponds and swales restricted - jail time for violators
    I'm well aquainted with those type laws in my state, and rain barrels are actually promoted and ecouraged here.

    I am a Master Gardener affiliated with the University of Tennesse, and have actually taught MG classes on Rain barrels, their construction and uses. Along with vermicomposting and a few other topics.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I'm well aquainted with those type laws in my state, and rain barrels are actually promoted and ecouraged here.

    I am a Master Gardener affiliated with the University of Tennesse, and have actually taught MG classes on Rain barrels, their construction and uses. Along with vermicomposting and a few other topics.



    I'll just say: Keep spreading the word.

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    Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    In the rural areas a lot of people have their own wells. There may be a few in the cities, but I've never seen or known anyone that has a well dug.

    Yes, there are some private companies that processes and distributes the water, however I seriously doubt that the company paid for the materials and labor to run a water pipe to every house in the area they serve. Do you know of such a company that did so?
    I live in a city and have a well. Too far from the street for the local water authority to force is onto public water/sewer.

    Locally there is Aqua Pennsylvania, a private company.
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