Bottling cash

04-05-2008

For $230 permit allowing 1.47 million gallons of water a day, Nestle pumps, bottles and sells water from drought-diminished spring over objections of Florida water management team. The Swiss company sells most of the product to neighboring states, who are battling Florida over water use (click 'See also). Florida government doesn't charge for water, but only for processing and delivery; agriculture consumes the most water in state.

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Read the story at St. Petersburg Times (FL)


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