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OWRD “Supplemental Water Right Exchange” Group Comments

Posted February 18, 2011
https://keepnestleout.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/11109-comments-final.pdf
This letter to OWRD from Coalition representatives presents an argument against approving Water Rights Transfer Application No. T-11109 which would allow ODFW to exchange Oxbow Springs water for well water from the City of Cascade Locks in order to supply the proposed Nestle bottling plant.

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OWRD “Transfer of Point of Diversion” Group Comments

Posted February 18, 2011
https://keepnestleout.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/11108-final-comments.pdf
This letter to OWRD from Coalition representatives presents an argument against approving Water Rights Transfer Application No. T-11108 which would allow additional diversions of Oxbow Springs in order to supply the proposed Nestle bottling plant.

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Letters: Psychologists prescribing, immigration, TriMet, Nestle bottling plant

Posted February 18, 2011
(http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2010/04/letters_psychologists_prescrib.html)

No to Nestlé
I think that Nestlé and Cascade Locks have the water issue backward. If Nestlé wants water, then give it Cascade Locks water, which the author of “Yes to Nestlé plant” (Letters, April 2) says is “sweet and tasty” and “pure in all the tests.” Leave the spring water for the fish at the Oxbow hatchery.

Why would anyone suggest piping the spring water to the Nestlé plant and then replacing the spring water meant for the fish at the hatchery with water from Cascade Locks water supply? Nestlé wants to be able to say that its water source is “spring” water. We all know that most bottled water is actually tap water and not any safer than water from most municipal taps, certainly not purer than the water we have from our taps here in Oregon.

Privatizing a water supply and promoting the sale of bottled water is ridiculous. We shouldn’t fall for the Nestlé advertising gimmicks promoting bottled water as a healthy alternative to high-calorie bottled drinks. Yes, water is a healthy alternative. Turn on your tap and have a glass.

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Letters to the editor: Water bottlenecks growth

Posted February 17, 2011
(http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2009/11/letters_to_the_editor_water_bo.html)

Scott Learn’s article on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s analysis of bottled water further supports the on-going conversation about how this product negatively impacts the environment (“Tap water beats bottled water in Oregon environmental study,” Nov. 18).

Also worth noting are the ways in which bottled water operations harm the communities where they operate by depleting local water supplies and introducing pollution, traffic and noise to rural areas. Such impacts are currently of special concern to residents of Cascade Locks — the site of a proposed Nestle water bottling facility.

Oregonians should use the wisdom put forth in the DEQ study to put down the bottled water and join allies in working to prevent the construction of this bottled water plant and the destruction that it would surely wreak.

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Letters: Caution urged on water bottling plant proposal

Posted February 17, 2011
(http://bit.ly/hgOnor)

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