Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be visiting Elora, Ontario later this month to speak against the Middlebrook Water Company being purchased by Nestle Waters.
On September 21, the Guelph Mercury reported, "If acquired, Middlebrook would act as a supplementary source of water for [Nestle's] Aberfoyle factory, meaning that if Nestlé expands its water-bottling operation, Middlebrook water would be trucked in to increase the water supply. Middlebrook would also allow the company some flexibility if it chose to shut down its Aberfoyle well. ...Middlebrook's permit, which expires at the end of October, allows water-taking at a rate of 300 US gallons per minute. If Nestlé goes ahead with Middlebrook it would need to acquire a new permit, but would not seek to take more water than the current permit allows, [Nestle Waters natural resources manager Andreanne] Simard said."