Letters to the Editor

Shut off Nestlé’s water supply

I thought we were in one of the worst droughts ever. So why do we allow Nestlé to keep pumping several hundred million gallons of water a year from California? They pay 65 cents for every 450 gallons of water for their Arrowhead bottled water. These are massive profits at California’s expense! One of their operations involving the San Bernardino National Forest has not had a permit since 1988. So they have stolen from California for 27 years.

We have to conserve our water while they have unlimited access. With California only having enough water in our reservoirs to last one more year, can we spare the water now? It’s time we shut the water pumps off for Nestlé before we run out water ourselves.

Robert Escamilla