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.
Last edited by clownboy; 04-20-13 at 12:28 PM.
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".
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
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 02:26 AM.
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.
Building block or stumbling block.... choose.