Category Archives: Hillsburgh
Last fall, the Ministry of the Environment (“MOE”) renewed Nestlé’s Permit To Take Water for the well site which it operates in Hillsburgh. As part of this renewal, the MOE placed mandatory restrictions on the amount of water that Nestlé would be allowed to pump during drought conditions. Nestlé appealed these restrictions to the Environmental Review Tribunal.
In February of this year, Wellington Water Watchers (“WWW”) partnered up with the Council of Canadians (“COC”) to seek Party status in the appeal, …
Last spring you attended a showing of “BOTTLED LIFE” at the Erin Legion and I felt you deserved an update.
Despite considerable concern and opposition in the community, on September 28th this year Nestle Waters’ permit to take 1.1 million litres of water per day from a well near Hillsburgh, Ontario was renewed. Since then, Nestle Waters has filed an appeal that challenges provisions of the permit that would place mandatory restrictions on its water-taking operations during periods of drought.
Join us on Thursday November 1 for a public screening of the film Bottled Life along with a short presentation from …
The Wellington Water Watchers in partnership with the Council of Canadians and with full endorsement from The Polaris Institute, submitted a Request for Review (RFR) to the Environment Commissioner in March. This RFR focused on the need to revamp the permit to take water (pttw) process as it applies to the bottled water industry and challenged the MOE’s statement of environmental values that we believe were not being honoured. Other concerns centred on the continuous flow of trucks and related …
We have been active with Friends of Hillsburgh water and the recent campaign regarding Nestle’s latest permit renewal. The community in the Erin and Hillsburgh area have been very active with large numbers of concerned citizens attending movie nights, council meeting and more. We await the decision of the MOE regarding this permit where up to 1.1 million litres of water are trucked 50kms to the Nestle plant in Aberfoyle.
- Saturday April 26. Rotary Forest, Earth Day Tree Planting
- H2O GO Festival Saturday March 22, 10 – 4
- San Francisco Just Became the First Major U.S. City to Ban the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles
- Upcoming FREE webinar: Protecting the Human Right to Water
- Invitation: Ready, Set, Go! Using Gamification to Advance Community Resilience