Guelph chapter activist Ron East at a GET Concerned meeting, June 18. Twitter photo by Wellington Water Watchers.
The Council of Canadians Guelph chapter is opposed to a glass factory in the Guelph-Eramosa area that is being proposed by the Chinese corporation Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited. Among their top concerns is that the plant would draw 1.6 million litres of water a day from wells that would be drilled for its cooling system.
Notably, the plant would be located 20 minutes down the road from where Nestle currently extracts millions of litres of water a year for its bottled water business.