Nestle: free water from Florida to sell at a huge profit

MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA — Nestle, the Swiss company that holds about one-third of the bottled water market in the United States, has made a deal with the state of Florida to take hundreds of millions of gallons of water a year from a state park, Madison Blue Springs, at no cost — except for a $230 pumping permit. Nestle operates a large bottling plant in Madison County, and will sell the bottled spring water throughout the Southeast at a huge profit. Permission was granted against the strong recommendation of the local water management district.

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source: Petersburg Times

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