Water Privatization

Extracting water from aquifers and springs can lower local water tables, reducing stream flow, depleting aquifers, draining wetlands and drying up wells.


Small towns from California to Maine have spent thousands of hours and millions of dollars to protect their local water resources from bottled water companies. Sterling, Massachusetts fended off Nestles’ bid to extract water from its reservoir in 2008.

When we choose not to drink bottled water, we are helping to keep water as a public resource.